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Hancock Council Extends Free Vets Ride Program

Veterans will continue to enjoy free rides from Hancock Transit.

At last night’s meeting, city council members extended the program for four months, and held out hope that it could continue even longer. Residents who have used the program have told city officials that they appreciate it. Veterans of all military branches can use Hancock Transit for free, as long as they present ID. 

Hancock council members also learned that Adams Township is raising the wholesale cost of water it sells to the city. At this time, there will be no increase in Hancock’s residential water rates.

City manager Mary Babcock said she plans to meet with officials from Adams Township, the Western U.P. Health Department and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy to talk about issues that arose during the recent boil water alert. Residents complained that they were confused about how the information was delivered to the public. 

The council opened discussion on the upcoming budget, as department heads outlined their priorities. And, the council set a work session for Tuesday at 6:00 to continue work on the city’s revised zoning plan. 

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