The following were among actions taken at Tuesday's meeting of the Montgomery County Council. For more information, call 217-7900.
POSTED ADDRESS NUMBERS -- The council introduced a resolution urging tighter enforcement of a law requiring homeowners to post address numbers at least five inches high in a conspicuous place.
The resolution is sponsored by council member Rose Crenca, who also sponsored the two-year-old law. The resolution does not provide any new penalties for failure to comply, but, according to a Crenca aide, it serves as a reminder that the law exists.
Crenca, who leaves office in December after her recent unsuccessful bid for reelection to the council, has said she realized during the campaign, when she often had trouble locating house numbers, that the law needed to be better observed.
Crenca's bill was passed in 1988 and was primarily intended to help police and fire personnel in finding houses.
The council is scheduled to vote on the matter next week.
RECYCLED PAPER -- The council introduced a resolution, also sponsored by Crenca, to commit the council to using recycled paper for all its official business beginning Jan. 1.
Crenca's office said the county Department of Environmental Protection is experimenting with using recycled paper, and Crenca uses it for official council stationery.
The move is intended to start a trend toward increased county government use of recycled paper. While use of recycled paper is expected to be more expensive than use of non-recycled paper, no information was yet available on the potential increase, according to Crenca's office.
A vote on the resolution is set for next week.