Cubbage steps down from Hancock council

by Geoff Fox

Hancock Mayor Tim Smith announced at last week’s council meeting that Councilwoman Misty Cubbage has resigned from her town seat.

Misty Cubbage.

Smith said he received a resignation letter before the meeting, and has been informed the letter was  coming.

Cubbage was not in attendance at the February 8 meeting due to illness.

In her letter, which Smith read, Cubbage said she respectfully resigned her seat effective Thursday, February 24.

“I wish to thank everyone who voted for me and I hope that I was able to aid our town in the progress in my short time serving,” she said in the letter.

Cubbage, a newcomer to town politics, was elected to the council in April 2021.

The town has 14 days to fill the seat after Cubbage steps down.

Smith tasked town officials to come up with a person who would work with the current councilmembers.

In talking to Cubbage, Smith said she had an opportunity came up and she took advantage of it, which Smith said he doesn’t hold against her.

“In the short time she was here, she worked well with us,” he said. “Hopefully we get somebody that’s like her we can put back on and keep things moving.”