The following were among items discussed at Tuesday's meeting of the Montgomery County Council. For more information, call 251-7900.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS -- The council elected Michael L. Subin as its president for the next year, replacing Rose Crenca. In his first term this past year, Subin served as vice-president.
The council presidential post is largely ceremonial. But the president does control meetings and plays a major role in setting the agenda for council meetings.
Third-term council member Michael L. Gudis was elected council vice president, and William E. Hanna Jr., who has served on the council since 1982, was elected president pro tem. Subin, Gudis and Hanna assumed their new posts immediately.
Council member Neal Potter, who last year objected to what he called a deal made among council members to elect Rose Crenca as president this year and Subin as president next year, abstained in Tuesday's vote.
AIDS BRIEFING -- Officials and volunteers with county Health Department AIDS programs briefed the council on the status of acquired immune deficiency syndrome in Montgomery.
There are 139 confirmed AIDS cases in the county, according to health department statistics. At the current rate, health officials predict there will be as many as 3,500 cases by the year 2000.
Officials informed the council about current efforts to educate the public about AIDS and the support services available to AIDS patients and those who have tested positive for the AIDS virus.
The panel also talked of the need to budget funds to deal with the needs of a growing number of county residents infected with the AIDS virus.
Hanna said he objected to using public money to encourage the use of condoms as a way to the prevent infection with AIDS. He said he had "a terrific problem with the allocation of scarce resources."
Hanna questioned why more public money is not earmarked for such diseases as Alzheimer's and cancer -- illnesses that he said strikes unknowing victims. Calling AIDS "a homosexual legacy," Hanna added that "the great majority (of AIDS patients) brought it on themselves."
BOARD OF APPEALS -- The Office of Legislative Oversight, assigned by the council to examine county Board of Appeals operations, recommended a larger office, more staff members and automation for the board, which rules on requests for variances and special exceptions to zoning laws.
In its report to the board, the oversight office cited the increased number and growing complexity of zoning cases as the primary reasons for recommending major changes in the board's operation.
The issue goes to a council committee for discussion.
The council also appointed Kitty Lindsay Raufaste to a four-year term on the Board of Appeals. A former mayor of Kensington, Raufaste will earn $9,811 in the part-time post.