OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Councilors were sworn in and the Town Council chairman and  vice-chairman were re-appointed.

Newly reelected Town Councilors Joseph Thornton and Jay Kelley were sworn into another term of office on the five-member council Monday night.

With all council members sworn in, the Town Council voted to appoint a chairman and vice-chairman, which are annual appointments made every November.

Thornton who was previously serving as chairman, was voted into the position again, and Shawn O’Neill, who had previously served as vice-chairman, was again voted into the position.

The Town Council chairman presides at all meetings and is a voting member of the board, according to town ordinance. The vice-chairman acts as the chairman during the chairman’s absence, according to town ordinance.

The Town Council voted to continue to hold Town Council meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month at Town Hall.

Staff Writer Liz Gotthelf can be contacted at 282-1535, ext. 325 or [email protected]


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