The following were among the actions at the Sept. 10 meeting of the Arlington County Board:
NATIONAL AIRPORT--Authorized the county attorney to file a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration to block the proposed "scatter plan" of flights out of National Airport. The board also decided to oppose the proposed increases of flight takeoffs, landings and passengers.
JEFFERSON HOUSE--Approved a Temple Foundation request to build a 180-unit, 74-hospital-bed retirement home and life-care facility on the block bounded by Fairfax Drive and North Cleveland and North Barton streets. The building will vary in height, the tallest part being 10 stories.
METRO PARKING--Approved a 71-space temporary parking lot at North Ninth and North Monroe streets. The lot may operate until Metrorail's Orange Line extends service beyond Arlington to Falls Church.
SATELLITE ANTENNA--Mandated that a 10-foot diameter antenna be relocated from the penthouse roof of the 16-story Virginia National Bank building, 1425 S. Eads St., to the lower main roof and that the antenna be painted and screened so as not to be a "visual intrusion" on the Crystal City skyline.
TOWN HOUSES--Approved plans for a 21-unit residential town-house cluster on five acres at 4615 and 4619 N. 24th St.
DAY CARE--Granted Jenny P. Lozada and Maria Ngo use permits to operate home day-care facilities at 1015 S. 23rd St. and 738 S. 19th St., respectively.
PUBLIC GARAGE--Approved operation of Cottman Transmission Systems Inc., 3298 Wilson Blvd. The approval stipulates that there be no operation on Sundays.
GAS STATION--Approved the construction and operation of a Texaco "gas-and-go" station at 901 N. Glebe Rd.
LITTER--Authorized the county manager to apply for additional state funding of $1,400 for neighborhood and park litter control and promotion of litter awareness in county schools.
APPROPRIATIONS--$3,194 federal grant funds for the computerization of county library records; $65,597 in federal allocations for day-care services for children of former public assistance recipients for six months following the close of their cases and for homemaker and companion services for aged and disabled adults; $57,824 in federal funds for job slots and temporary part-time positions for low-income senior citizens.
APPOINTMENTS--Reappointed John McCracken to the Economic Development Committee; reappointed Louise Chesnut to the Council of Governments Public Advisory Committee; and appointed Bruce Fried to the Health Center Commission. Fairfax County
The following were among the actions at the Sept. 12 meeting of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors:
NATIONAL AIRPORT--Voted to go to court to halt the proposed "scatter plan" for flights out of National Airport. The board directed the county attorney to decide whether to join lawsuits filed by Arlington and Alexandria or to file a separate suit. The board also opposed the regular scheduling of flight arrivals after 10 p.m. Letters expressing opposition will be filed with the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation and Northern Virginia delegates to the General Assembly expressing.
POTOMAC ALGAE--Voted to hire an independant consultant to determine the cause of toxic blue-green algae in the Potomac and to find ways to correct the problem. The board also delayed for three months the adoption of less stringent winter standards for sewage discharge into the river.
LORTON REFORMATORY--Voted to ask the District for access to prison security records and for expedient notification of county police when the prisoner count at Lorton raises the possibility someone is missing. The board will also ask D.C. Mayor Marion Barry to consider calling in the D.C. National Guard or finding alternative staffing to supplement the present shortage of security at Lorton.
METRO--Formally requested that the Metro board disclose all information on meetings with potential developers of areas near Fairfax Metrorail stations. The board also required that citizen members of Metro task forces disclose financial statements if they have property interests near the station sites. The board also formally supported continuing present levels of county bus service rather than cutting routes served by new subway lines.
LOCAL TRAFFIC--Directed a staff study of local traffic patterns, specifically truck and "cut-through" traffic on residential streets. The goal is to identify the county's trouble spots and to develop solutions and safety measures in coordination with local civic associations and the department of highways and transportation.
TYSONS CORNER--Approved plans by Tycon Beltway Ltd. for three 200-foot office buildings bounded by Tysons Corner Shopping Center, the Beltway and the new Marriott hotel. The semicircle complex has been designed by Philip Johnson, and, according to the Planning Commission report, "will become the most notable modern architectural development in the commonwealth."
BURKE CENTRE--Approved plans for 36 town houses, a Hechinger hardware and garden center, a restaurant, a bank and other commercial spaces and parking in Burke Centre, near Burke Centre Parkway and Oak Leather Drive.
COUNTY FESTIVAL--Adopted the final report of the Fairfax County Festival Committee, which called for continuation of the festival, a commitment of county resources until the event becomes self-supporting and the establishment of a private, nonprofit corporation to run the festival. The committee recommended that the festival be held at George Mason University through 1985.
4-H WILDERNESS CHALLENGE--Voted to finance an education position for the 4-H Wilderness Challenge Program, an outdoor adventure program for troubled teens in the county, designed to promote behavior and attitude change. Half the federal funds to run this program will be cut at the end of the month, and the county must make up the difference to continue the service.
APPOINTMENTS AND REAPPOINTMENTS--To the Athletic Council: Larry Byrne, Mason; Harold L. Strickland, Providence; and Barry Schneiderman, Springfield. To the Commission for Women: Virginia S. Williams, Mount Vernon; Marcia Sayer, Mason; Pamela S. McCoach, at-large; and Emily McCoy, Lee. To the Community Action Advisory Board: Joe Smith, Mount Vernon; and Ralph F. Wackenhut, Springfield. To the Community Improvement Committee: Mary Lou Wentzel, at-large. To the Environmental Quality Advisory Council: Elisabeth G. Riordan, Lee; Velma M. Smith, Providence; Geraldine Gramp, Springfield; and Thomas Gause, Annandale. To the Group Residential Facilities Commission: John R. Byers, Mount Vernon; Cynthia W. Winter, Mason; and Edmund D. Dwyer, Providence. To the Industrial Development Authority: Robert M. Murray, at-large; and Stephen B. Chytilo. To the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority: Mimi Pellettieri, at-large. To the Tree Commission: Alice D. Cockerham, Springfield. Falls Church
The following were among the actions at the Sept. 12 meeting of the Falls Church City Council:
APPOINTMENTS--Appointed J. Charles Bruse, Paul C. Summitt and Eddie H. Willner to the Law Enforcement Advisory Commission; reappointed Walter Mess as the city representative on the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority; reappointed Bryna Burner to the Private School and Day Care Facilities Board; reappointed Lewis Phillips to the Tree Commission; appointed Gertrude S. Farrell, Marcelline H. Jacomet and Mildred M. Tyler to the Senior Citizens Commission; and appointed Joe Romer and W. Scott Wilber to the newly formed Cable TV Public Access Corporation.
CABLE TV--Authorized the city attorney to file the articles of incorporation for the cable-television public-access corporation with the State Corporation Commission.
REFUSE TAX RELIEF--Authorized the city manager to notify Falls Plaza Homeowners Association that no relief is available from refuse taxes in situations such as that at Falls Plaza, where a private contractor rather than the city picks up refuse.
NATIONAL AIRPORT--Adopted a resolution giving the city's support and aid to neighboring jurisdictions in opposing the National Airport "scatter plan."
HOUSING CORPORATION--Set a work session for Monday on funding for the Falls Church Housing Corporation.