Hancock briefs for 7/11

July 11, 2002|by TARA REILLY

Councilman: Bickering was embarrassing

Hancock Town Councilman Greg Yost said he was embarrassed over the bickering among town officials and residents at last month's council meeting and threatened to walk out of Wednesday night's meeting if the same occurred.

"I was embarrassed," Yost said. "If you all can't conduct yourselves in a professional manner ... I'm not going to be a part of it."

Yost's comments came after Mayor Daniel A. Murphy and Councilman Darwin Mills argued over the first item on Wednesday night's agenda - approval of the minutes.

Mills said he thought the minutes of the last meeting were incomplete. Murphy disagreed, saying the town only had to record the votes of all action taken, according to the town's charter.


mayor receives town manager applications

Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said at Wednesday night's meeting that the town has already received applications for the town manager position.

Current Town Manager Lou Close resigned last month. His last day is Aug. 31.

The town manager oversees the Hancock Police Department, public works, the water and sewer department and various appointed committees.

Panel presents plaque to the Town Council

Representatives of the Interfaith Service Coalition presented the Hancock Town Council with a plaque at Wednesday night's meeting.

The representatives said they presented the plaque for the town allowing the group to lease office space at Town Hall.

The coalition will be relocating to 116 W. High St. and plans to be out of Town Hall by Sept. 1, the representatives said.

Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said he was glad to see the group expand.

"We are so happy that you outgrew our facility," Murphy joked.

Murphy said the town officials would keep the plaque on the wall in the council's meeting room.

Group asked to extend support to Youth Center

Hancock Councilman Greg Yost asked the Town Council to financially support the Hancock Youth Center for an additional six months.

Yost made the request at Wednesday night's meeting.

He said the town originally agreed to support the center for its first six months of operation, but that since it didn't yet have to spend any money, it might be a good idea to extend support for another six months.

Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said the Town Council would consider the request.

Church group to perform community service

A church group from California called Fire Starters will arrive in Hancock Saturday to perform community service in the downtown area, according to a letter from Pastor Charles Foshee of the Hancock Assembly of God Church.

The event will include drama, music, testimonies and other activities. Free snow cones and soft drinks will be available, as well as literature designed to encourage faith in God, according to the letter.

The event will be from 4-7 p.m., including setup.

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