Fairfax City

The following were among actions taken at the July 10 meeting of the Fairfax City Council. For more information, call 385-7855.

COURT COSTS -- The council set a July 24 public hearing on a proposal to levy a $2 charge on defendants in criminal and traffic cases processed through the Fairfax County General District Court in the City of Fairfax, effective immediately. If approved, the money would be used to help maintain the city's court facilities and jail and to defray utility bills for the buildings.

In its recently convened session, the Virginia General Assembly enacted legislation permitting counties, cities and towns to assess the additional charge for up to one year. Fairfax County and other area jurisdictions, including the towns of Herndon and Vienna, recently agreed to levy the additional fees.

If enacted, the levy is expected to generate $25,000 to $28,000 a year for the city and would expire next June 30, unless the General Assembly votes to continue it in its next session.

Town of Herndon

The following were among actions taken by the Herndon Town Council at its July 10 meeting. For more information, call 435-6800.

COURT COSTS -- The council voted unanimously to levy a $2 charge on defendants in criminal and traffic cases processed through the Fairfax County District Court in Herndon, effective for one year beginning July 1. The money will be used to help maintain the town's court facilities and jail and defray utility bills for the buildings.

Fairfax County officials recently approved a similar measure.

The Virginia General Assembly in its last session enacted legislation allowing states, counties, cities and towns to assess the additional charge for up to one year. The levy will expire June 30, 1991, unless the General Assembly votes to continue it.

The General District Court is in session each Wednesday to handle the town's traffic cases and misdemeanors.

APPOINTMENTS -- The council appointed John M. DeNoyer as vice mayor and Thomas Rust as the council's representative to the Northern Virginia Planning District Commission.

The council also appointed Carl I. Sivertsen to the town's Planning Commission, filling a slot left vacant by William Tirrell Sr., who was elected to the council in May. Sivertsen will serve through Aug. 1, 1994. The council also reappointed Edward N. Stirewalt to the planning commission. He will serve through July 31, 1994.

Gray S. Campbell was appointed to a three-year term on the Architectural Review Board, through June 30, 1993. He replaces former board member Jean Hankins, who did not seek reappointment when her term expired.