City of Manassas

The following action was taken at the Dec. 28 meeting of the Manassas City Council. For more information, call 335-8211.

SCHOOL LOAN APPROVED -- The City Council unanimously approved the School Board's request to borrow $2 million from the state education fund to convert Jennie Dean Middle School, 9601 Prince William St., into an elementary school that will house 750 students.

The loan, with a 5 percent annual interest rate, would be paid back over a 20-year period.

The middle school will be replaced by a new and larger middle school now being constructed at Fairview and Richmond avenues.

The new middle school will house 1,575 students in grades seven, eight and nine and is slated to be completed in the fall of 1990, when the city's secondary schools will be reorganized.

Under the reorganization, the city's four-year high school will become a three-year school, enrolling students in grades 10, 11 and 12. Ninth grade students will then attend the middle school.

The money for the conversion project, scheduled to begin in early 1989 and to be completed by the fall of 1990, would be used for architectural plans and construction.

Town of Haymarket

The following action was taken at the Dec. 21 meeting of the Haymarket Town Council. For more information, call 754-4816.

The following business licenses were granted:

To Jim Cook for a fruit stand at Holladay's Market.

To Johnson and Scarborough, CPA, for a certified public accounting firm to be located on Washington Street.

To Greg and Robin Hartle for a sandwich shop at 14951 Washington St.

To Dr. Albert Weaver for an addition of a pharmacy and rooms above the pharmacy on Jefferson Street.