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Hancock Approves 2022 Council Schedule, Public Hearing Set for December 15th

Hancock will hold a public hearing December 15th during their regularly scheduled council meeting.  That public hearing will discuss a resolution creating an industrial district within the city limits. An industrial district is required by the state for cities through Public Act 198 of 1974. That law does limit the type of industries that can break ground at the site.

The holiday home decorating contest registration ends December 10th. The competition looks fierce this year with many homes returning to the contest already. The city of Hancock is also looking for new members for the transit board. You don not need to live within the city limits, if you are interested in being on the transit board for the city of Hancock please contact City Manager Mary Babcock.

City council also reappointed two people to their committees. Amanda Jackson will sit on the Recreation Commission until September 30th, 2022. Mark Dennis was renamed to the Hancock Housing Commission for the term ending December 31st, 2026. And Tom Vichich was named as an alternate for the Hancock Board of Review.

The city purchased the second of two trucks. A few months ago the council approved $20,000 for two pick up trucks for the city. This second vehicle was purchased a 2013 Dodge pick-up truck for $9,500 from Northern Auto. And the city will look to apply for a grant in the amount of $3,000 from the Keweenaw Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. At a 50% match for the city, the grant will go to improve Key Ingredients. Key Ingredients is an event from the city that takes place the day before Canal Run. And is full of music and food for the community to enjoy prior to the big race.

Last but not least the city set out their plan for regular council meeting during 2022. The city will stick with two meetings a month with the regular meeting being the third Wednesday of the month aligning with the city’s charter. Though council members will have the ability to cancel meetings that fall on the first Wednesday of the month.

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