DEXTER, Maine — After more than two hours of discussion on Tuesday night, the Town Council finally was ready to vote on whether to keep Linda-Jean Briggs as the town’s manager.
The vote was unanimous to keep Briggs.
A crowd of nearly 50 people, who waited 2 hours and 14 minutes as the council members discussed Briggs’ employment in executive session, applauded at the news.
Briggs will remain as town manager until July 1, 2014, and will receive a salary increase. She will make $63,000 a year, a raise from $50,000 a year.
She was hired on an interim basis on Nov. 14.
Dexter’s previous town manager, Dave Pearson, resigned on Sept. 1. He was immediately hired as Sangerville’s town manager.