Alderman honored for 20 years' service on city council...


November 21, 2001

Alderman honored for 20 years' service on city council

Alderman Samuel Gilmer, the Democrat who has represented the 3rd Ward in Annapolis for 20 years, was honored by his council colleagues Monday night when they renamed the Transportation Building at 308 Chinquapin Round Road for him.

The resolution, sponsored by the rest of the council and Mayor Dean L. Johnson, was introduced with feigned urgency, catching Gilmer off guard and moving him to tears. A World War II veteran and one-time president of the county chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Gilmer, 79, was defeated in the September primary by Classie Gillis Hoyle.

Monday's council meeting was the last regular meeting for the current mayor and council. Johnson presented plaques to outgoing aldermen Gilmer, Joseph Sachs and Herbert H. McMillan, the Republican who defeated Johnson in the primary but lost in the general election. Mayor-elect Ellen O. Moyer presented a plaque to Johnson. The council will convene once more Monday for a public hearing. The new mayor and council take office Dec. 3.

Driver killed in crash in Davidsonville

A 22-year-old Lothian woman was killed yesterday morning when she lost control of her sport utility vehicle going around a curve on Birdsville Road in Davidsonville, police said.

Sommer L. Cobilis' 2001 Dodge Durango struck a tree and telephone pole and overturned about 8 a.m., accident investigators said. Cobilis was pronounced dead at the scene.

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