The city of Casper will make another attempt at getting its malfunctioning balers at the Casper Regional Landfill working again.

Casper City Council on Tuesday approved a legal counsel agreement with Casper-based lawfirm Williams, Porter, Day and Neville, which will be tasked with restarting negotiations with the companies that manufactured and installed the balers in 2009.

“We’re hopeful that they’re going to be more agreeable to us, and that we’ll be able to work out a solution,” Casper vice mayor Charlie Powell said. “We had to hire some attorneys that were licensed out of the state in order to continue those negotiations and get this fixed for the city of Casper.”

In the council packet, the city says the balers, which were designed by RRT Design and Construction and manufactured by Harris Equipment Company, have never functioned properly.

Powell says the city is not sure when the balers will be operational again.