The following were among actions taken at Tuesday's meeting of the Montgomery County Council. For more information, call 251-7900.

COUNTY ATTORNEY -- The council confirmed the appointment of Clyde H. (Rocky) Sorrell as county attorney, succeeding Paul McGuckian, who resigned the post after eight years to become a District Court judge.

County Executive Sidney Kramer announced Sorrell's appointment to the $75,000-a-year post as the county's chief legal adviser on Sept. 1.

In his new post, Sorrell will administer a staff of 45 and a budget of more than $2 million.

Sorrell, a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School, was an attorney for the Rockville law firm of Miller, Miller and Canby for two years before taking a job as an assistant county attorney in 1979. He was promoted to senior assistant county attorney in 1982 and named deputy county attorney in December, 1985.

COMMISSION FOR WOMEN -- The council confirmed the appointment of Rose Marie Kelly, of Silver Spring, to the Montgomery County Commission For Women.

Kelly replaces Michael Richardson on the 15-member commission. She is an attorney with the Contel Space Communications Company in Gaithersburg.

The commission advises the county government on issues of concern to women and administers the county's New Phase Career Center and A Woman's Place, a counseling and resource center.