HANCOCK - The Hancock Town Council on Wednesday approved a six-month contract for Town Manager Larry Logan.
The motion for the contract was made by Councilman David Smith and seconded by Councilman Darwin Mills.
Mills, however, later voted against the motion after stating he was opposed to a Jan. 25 letter written by Logan.
The letter, which Logan submitted to The Herald-Mail as a Letter to the Editor, stated he would resign if Mills was elected mayor in the Jan. 28 town election.
Mills lost the election by 44 votes to Mayor Daniel A. Murphy.
In the letter, Logan disputed claims made by Mills in a Jan. 25 Herald-Mail story about the town's health insurance benefits.
Mills said the town manager should not have taken a position in the election.
Logan did not respond to Mills' comments at the meeting.
Councilman Greg Yost said that while the letter was in poor judgment, Logan has done a good job as town manager.