The Hancock Public Health board approved a motion Thursday to have a “letter of intent” drafted by legal counsel and sent to the owner of a property that the board would like to acquire.

Hancock Public Health officials would like to move the agency out of cramped quarters on County Road 140.

The location of the property that the board would like to acquire was not revealed Thursday.

The board’s action came following an executive session to discuss real estate acquisition.

The board will continue to research the issue before making an official offer for the property, Hancock Public Health Commissioner Karim Baroudi said after the meeting.

“None of the details on the property under consideration will be disclosed until the board of health is ready to make an offer,” he said.