The following was among actions taken at Tuesday's meeting of the Montgomery County Council. For more information, call 217-7900.
BOARD APPOINTMENT -- The council approved the appointment of Nancy Floreen to a second four-year term on the Montgomery County Planning Board.
Floreen, a lawyer who is moving this summer from Silver Spring to Garrett Park, was first appointed to the influential five-member panel in 1986.
Montgomery County Planning Board posts are considered part-time jobs, with the members earning $12,400 a year. Chairman Gus Bauman, who works full-time in the position, earns $95,000 annually. Not more than three of the board's five members may belong to the same political party.
Floreen, a Democrat, has consistently opposed the plan by developer Lloyd Moore to bring a $250 million retail, office and hotel complex to downtown Silver Spring, arguing that the project is too large. R.H. Macy & Co., which could be an anchor store in that complex, has expressed interest in opening a store in the mall, and last month, the board decided to give Moore until January to attract the interest of a second department store. Board members have said they want Moore to sign at least two department stores for the site before they give final approval.
Floreen won the reappointment in a 6 to 0 final vote, with council member Isiah Leggett absent.
Council member Michael Gudis had nominated Robert P. Mann, a real estate negotiator, for the post, but later voted to support Floreen to make the reappointment unanimous.