Chesapeake City councilmen sworn in
— More than two months after they won re-election, councilmen Harry Sampson and Tom Morris were sworn back into office on Monday night.
Morris and Sampson earned 199 and 154 votes, respectively, in the June 6 municipal election while their challengers Joe MacDonald and Bill Staker got
106 and 55 votes, respectively. In the same election, Mayor Dean Geracimos decisively won a third term as mayor of the canal town, beating Frank Vari, a town councilman seeking the top post, by nearly a two-toone margin, garnering 186 votes to Vari’s 95 votes.
Morris, a 26-year town resident and current Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 of Chesapeake City fire chief, starts his second term on town council, while Samp- son, an active member of the town’s government for 19 years, will start his sixth two-year term on council.
Also on Monday night, the town council unanimously named Councilman Bill Miners as vice president of the board for this year, giving him the power to run town meetings and sign town checks should the mayor be absent. The council also selected Morris as vice president for fiscal year 2018.