LINCOLN, Maine — Longtime Town Councilor Rod Carr is the council’s new chairman.
Councilors on Monday night named Carr to replace Steve Clay, who opted not to run for re-election, and chose Samuel Clay, Steve Clay’s younger brother, as vice chairman, Town Manager Lisa Goodwin said Tuesday.
Councilors Shaun Drinkwater, the owner of Lloyd’s Store of Lincoln and a fuel-oil business; Michael Ireland, an incumbent; and Curt Ring, a civics teacher at Mattanawcook Academy, were also sworn in Monday night. Drinkwater received 1,009 votes in last week’s election, outpacing by 130 votes the council’s second-highest vote-getter, Ireland, who was re-elected with 879.
Ring squeaked past six-year incumbent Thora House, 865 votes to 860, to capture the last of the council’s three open three-year seats.
In October, at the council’s last meeting, Steve Clay received a plaque and gavel during a council meeting in recognition of his 12 years of service to Lincoln as a council member. He was elected in 1998 and had served as chairman since 2005.