Town of Dumfries

The following was among actions taken at the Aug. 21 meeting of the Dumfries Town Council. For more information, call 221-4133.

LANDFILL REQUIREMENTS -- The Town Council agreed to certify that the private Potomac Landfill in Dumfries is in compliance with the town's zoning and soil and erosion ordinances.

Because of omissions in the state certification process for landfills from October 1981 through June 1986, the state Department of Solid Waste Management is now requiring that those landfills be recertified by the state and local governments in order to continue operating.

In the early 1980s, the state certification process did not include requirements for closing or topping off a landfill.

The Potomac Landfill, located in the northwestern section of town, accepts construction debris. {For more details, see related story in today's Prince William Weekly.}

City of Manassas Park

The following were among actions taken at the Aug. 22 meeting of the Manassas Park City Council. For more information, call 335-8800.

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT -- The city attorney informed the council that they cannot dissolve the city's Industrial Development Authority as planned because there are two outstanding IDA bonds.

The local IDA was established in the late 1970s to help businesses get low-interest bonds or loans.

Because of waning citizen interest in serving on the seven-member panel, the council agreed last month to dissolve the IDA, pending advice from the city attorney.

Currently, however, there are two outstanding bonds for businesses in the Conner Industrial Center on Euclid Avenue -- one for about $1 million and a second for about $15 million, according to a city official.

As the authority that issued the bonds, the IDA must remain intact until those bonds are paid off, the city official said. The bonds are not scheduled to be paid off for another 16 to 22 years.

City of Manassas

The following were among actions taken at the Aug. 27 meeting of the Manassas City Council. For more information, call 335-8211.

MORE RECYCLING -- The City Council directed city staff to work with officials of Waste Management of Northern Virginia to expand the city's voluntary curbside recycling program to include plastics and yard waste.

Currently, about half of the city's nearly 8,000 households participate in the curbside recycling program for discarded aluminum, newspapers and glass. Waste Management, which provides trash pickup by contract for the city, picks up the recyclables once a week.

The recycling program, which began last winter, is part of the city's effort to meet a state law requiring jurisdictions to recycle 25 percent of their waste by 1995.

Manassas is currently recycling about 13 percent of its waste. Recycling of yard waste and plastics should push Manassas closer to meeting the 25 percent goal, city and Waste Management officials said.

City staff and Waste Management are expected to return to the council this fall with a proposal for expansion of the recycling program and cost estimates.

AIRPORT -- The council, following a recommendation by the Manassas Airport Board, approved plans to construct a railway station near the Manassas Airport for the planned Northern Virginia commuter rail service into the district.

The proposed station, which is subject to final approval by the Federal Aviation Administration, would be located just south of the Norfolk Southern rail line at Piper Lane and Perimeter Road. Half of the station would be in the city and half in Prince William County, which already has approved the plan, according to City Manager John Cartwright.

The council also approved the airport board's recommendation that Wakeman Drive not be used for traffic to and from the station. The FAA has said the road should be for aiport use only.

The station is expected to be completed before the commuter rail service begins in the fall of 1991.