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Council reappoints department heads, fills other posts

HOULTON, Maine – During a brisk meeting on Tuesday evening, town councilors reappointed all municipal department heads to their respective posts.

As is customary in each new year, the town put all of its department heads up for reappointment.

The meeting was held on Tuesday instead of Monday as regularly schedule because a quorum could not be reached the night prior. All officials were reappointed by unanimous decision.

During the meeting, Town Manager William MacDonald also was named both emergency management director and town representative to the Northern Maine Development Commission.

Councilors quickly recommissioned Nancy Ketch as community development director and Kevin Tingley as code enforcement officer.

Milton Cone was reappointed to his post as fire chief, ambulance director and cemetery superintendent.

Marie Carmichael also retained her post as parks and recreation director for the town.

Benjamin Torres was returned to his job as the director of Houlton International Airport with Timothy Deluca reappointed as police chief.

Christopher Stewart also retained his post as public works director.

John Bushey and Robert Hannigan were appointed to three year seats on the zoning board of appeals.

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