Prince William County

The following were among actions taken at the Nov. 27 meeting of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. For more information, call 335-6600.

CHESAPEAKE BAY PROTECTION -- The Board of County Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance restricting development along county streams and rivers, including the Potomac and Occoquan rivers, that feed into -- and potentially pollute -- the Chesapeake Bay.

The board's vote on the state- required ordinance followed a 90-minute public hearing during which environmentalists praised the measure and developers complained that the requirements were too restrictive and would result in higher construction costs.

In 1988, the state General Assembly directed 89 jurisdictions in the eastern part of the state to adopt such water protections by September 1990. So far, only 31 jurisdictions have done so, according to state officials.

Prince William's ordinance prohibits development within 100 feet of wetlands and stream beds and requires that water and sewer systems, both public and private, have sufficient drainage and overflow capacities.

The supervisors agreed projects already zoned for new development are exempt from the new water protection requirements.

CHILD ABUSE HELP -- The board agreed to fund five additional social worker positions in response to increased reporting of incidents of child abuse and neglect in the county. Currently six county social workers treat parents and their abused and neglected children and six workers investigate such cases.

The additional social workers will work with parents who have abused or neglected their children but retain custody of them, and will also work with the children. The positions will cost the county an additional $110,000 this fiscal year, which ends June 30.

County social workers currently have a difficult time keeping up with a growing workload of child abuse and neglect cases, according to Ricardo Perez, director of county Social Services, who requested the additional funding. Reports of child abuse and neglect rose 76 percent from 1983 to 1989 -- nearly twice as fast as the county's population increased during that period, Perez said.

NEW DEVELOPMENT -- The board approved plans for a 1,123-acre residential development for almost 12,000 residents at Linton Hall and Nokesville roads at the western end of the county.

Tri-Land Inc. plans to construct 3,655 single-family houses, town houses and apartments. About 22 percent of the development's dwellings will be single-family houses, 43 percent town houses, 20 percent town house complexes and 15 percent multi-family dwellings.

ZONING ACTIONS -- The board approved the following zoning variance requests:

BASSWOOD DRIVE AND BASIL COURT -- By Charles L. Williams to rezone 162 acres from agricultural to rural-residential to construct 108 single-family houses. 5 to 0. Coles District.

INDUSTRIAL AND BETHLEHEM ROADS -- By Evergreen Development Associates Inc. to rezone 60 acres from light-industrial to heavy-industrial. 4 to 0. Brentsville District.

JEFFERSON DAVIS HWY., 13705 -- By Martin Gurowitz for a special-use permit to operate a vehicle rental and leasing buisness in area zoned for general business. 5 to 0. Woodbridge District.

Town of Haymarket

The following were among actions taken at the Dec. 3 meeting of the Haymarket Town Council. For more information call 754-4816.

BUSINESS ASSOCIATION -- The Town Council unanimously accepted the Haymarket-Gainesville Business and Professional Association's invitation to join the association as a non-paying, but voting member. {For more information, see story on Haymarket in today's Weekly.}

PERMITS AND PLANS -- The council approved the following requests:

WASHINGTON AND JEFFERSON STREETS -- By Kirrway Inc. for a site plan to construct an office building for a general contracting firm across Washington Street from the Haymarket post office. 6 to 0.

ROUTES 15 AND 55 -- By Wolfe Industrial Auction to hold an auction of heavy machinery and motor vehicles Dec. 14. The council also approved a request by Jim Underwood to operate a concession stand at the auction. 6 to 0.