Greenbelt faces a dilemma in trying to honor two men significant in its history.

They are Albert Attick, a city employe for 40 years, who died in May at age 69, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, who died in 1945.

The areas that may be renamed for one or both are the Greenbelt Lake and Greenbelt Lake Park, off of Greenbelt Road.

It was Roosevelt who proposed in the 1930s the concept of planned garden communities, where low- and middle-income persons could live and work. Greenbelt was one of three communities nationwide that evolved from that concept.

Roosevelt also had friends in the community and he and Eleanor Roosevelt visited several times, a city spokesman said.

Attick started working for Greenbelt in 1938 as a policeman. He was director of public works when he retired in 1978.

Three city advisory boards that have been working on different proposals to rename the lake and park presented them to the City Council last week.

One group wants to name the park after Roosevelt, but does not want to change the name of Greenbelt Lake. The second board favors a citizen's proposal that one of the two areas be named after Attick. The third board thinks other memorials should be designated for the two men.

The proposals will be studied at a public hearing on Monday.

In other business, the council:

* Accepted a preliminary report from its crime prevention committee on setting up neighborhood crime watch programs in the city. The council will schedule neighborhood educational meetings and will use films and slides to demonstrate ways of making the community safer, the city spokesman said.

The first meeting is set for Aug. 26 in the Greenmont Community Center.

* Authorized the purchase of communications equipment for the city's police department. The city will buy two mobile radios with sirens, two portable radios, and various accessories from Motorola Communications and Electronics Inc. for $7,932.

* Agreed to let the Greenbelt Cultural Arts Center hold its flea market twice a month instead of once. The arts group holds the flea market in front of the Utopia Theater in the town center. Proceeds go toward the center's programs.