The following were among actions taken at the Dec. 14 meeting of the Falls Church City Council. For more information, call 241-5003.
REZONING MATTER DEFERRED -- The council deferred until Jan. 11 further consideration of a proposed town house development on the largest undeveloped tract in the city.
Northern Virginia developer Ken Jennings has presented two proposals to the city Planning Commission to build town houses on a seven-acre parcel off East Jefferson Street.
The parcel now is zoned for single-family homes. The council must amend the zoning code to allow a town house development.
His first proposal to build 57 town houses on the land was strongly opposed by residents and planning commission members, who said the project was too dense.
Jennings has since modified his project to include five single-family homes with 43 town houses behind them, but neighbors of the project still argue that the project is too massive for the site and is inappropriate for a neighborhood of single-family homes.
Jennings is expected to present a third proposal to the city Planning Commission on Monday. Planning Director Henry Bibber said that the new proposal will include five detached single-family homes and 35 town houses.
The Planning Commission is expected to vote whether to recommend a zoning change on Jan. 4. The council would consider any change on Jan. 11.
CHILD CARE APPOINTMENTS -- The council appointed citizens to an ad hoc committee on child care, which was established last month to help determine the city's need for day care and whether the city should start a day care program for the children of about 450 municipal and school employes.
The citizen appointees are: City Council member Edward B. Strait; School Board member David Jacomet; Mary Benally of the city's Extended Day Care Advisory Board; Dimitry Droujinsky of the Falls Church League of Women Voters; Richard Hart III of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce; Marie Fernandez of the city's Commission for Women; Richard Burk of the Advisory Board of Recreation and Parks; Charles Poulson of the Business Development Commission; and Elizabeth Moore of the city's Private School and Day Care Facility Board. Moore will serve as chairwoman.
The group is to hold its first meeting next month and submit a report to the council by June 1.