Hancock City Officials said they expected Hancock Library Director Phyllis Joos to leave her job sometime but they were still reluctant to accept her resignation at the May 8 Hancock City Council meeting.

Joos has been the library director for 14 years. She plans to resign effective May 23 but will help the city in the transition to a new director, city clerk Jodi Bedel said.

"I knew this was going to happen sooner than later but I was hoping later," Mayor Bruce Malo said during the May 8 meeting.

The council accepted the resignation and authorized Bedel to advertise for a new director.

The council said it appreciated Joos's service to the community. An open house farewell will be planned, city officials said.