WINSLOW — The Town Council has re-elected Gerald Saint Amand as its chairman and voted to increase councilors’ monthly stipend.

The seven-member council met at noon Monday and voted 4-3 to re-elect Saint Amand, an at-large councilor who has been a councilor since 2001 and chairman since 2011. Saint Amand and councilors Ray Caron, Ken Fletcher and Patricia West voted to return Saint Amand to the position, while councilors Steve Russell, Jerry Quirion and Benjamin Twitchell voted for Russel, according to an email from Saint Amand.

Russel, who represents District 5, was council chairman in 2009 and 2010.

According to Saint Amand, the council also voted to increase from $25 to $40 the monthly stipend councilors receive. The council has one regularly scheduled meeting a month. The increase was suggested by Caron to reflect better the time councilors spend serving the town and the travel expenses they incur, according to Saint Amand.

Councilors were given $10 a month when the council was formed in 1969, and the stipend remained flat until it was increased to $25 in 2012.

Sworn in on Monday were Caron, of District 4, and Twitchell, of District 2, who were re-elected to three-year terms in the November election. Caron was first elected to his seat in 2009, while Twitchell is serving his second term on the council.

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