2 selected for Lincoln council leadership positions

Posted Nov. 20, 2012, at 7:29 p.m.

LINCOLN, Maine — Steve Clay will return as the Town Council’s chairman after councilors voted 7-0 to name him to that post, he said Tuesday.

In an organizational meeting that took about 15 minutes Monday night, Clay and Councilor Curt Ring were named to the council’s two leadership positions. Ring was named vice chairman with a 7-0 vote.

Clay said he likes the job. Of his nearly 14 years on the council, six have been as chairman and two as vice chairman, he said. One of the benefits of the job, in his interpretation, is that he doesn’t have to say much.

“The chairman has to be there, has to be available most of the time. You have to keep the meetings on track with it, so I don’t have to weigh in on everything,” Clay said.

Ring replaces the retired Rod Carr as vice chairman. He was first elected to the council in November 2010, squeaking by then-member Thora House, 865 votes to 860.

“I think he will be a good vice chair. Curt is around, he gets very involved,” Clay said. “It is one of the things that’s needed. You need to be around to handle the issues that pop up.”

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