The Hancock city council hit the ground running in 2014 by passing a few proposals during its first meeting of the year. The council voted to have OHM conduct a sewer flow study on a time and material basis, a project that will not exceed more than $50,000. The Portage Lake and Sewer Authority agreed to install a new master sewer flow meter at the Hancock Lift Station which will cost the city about $9900. Also, the council has accepted the resignation of William Laitila after nine years of service on the council including five years he served as mayor. The council seat opening for Ward 1 will be advertised until January 31st. Then a special meeting on February 4th will be held to consider applications for the seat.