The following was among actions taken at the Sept. 28 meeting of the Falls Church City Council. For more information, call 241-5003.
REQUEST FOR SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDS -- The council voted to ask Virginia's Department of Waste Management for a $3,000 grant to put together a children's book that would discuss the importance of litter control and explain how the city's waste removal systems work. The council also voted to earmark $1,000 in city funds for the project if the state grant is approved.
Since 1978, the department's Division of Litter Control and Recycling has offered grants to cities, counties and towns in Virginia to help run educational programs on litter control. For the current fiscal year, which began July 1, the division has awarded more than $500,000 in grant money to 285 jurisdictions. Falls Church has already received a $3,000 grant this fiscal year that is being used primarily to pay the city's part-time litter control cordinator, Maureen Tuttle.
If the state approves the city's additional funding request, Tuttle and city staff members will coordinate the production of the children's book, which could be ready by spring. It has not yet been decided how the books will be distributed. City officials expect there will be no charge for the books.