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File Number: 082597
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File Number: 082597 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-989-08 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: NAMING THE MARINA @ HAULOVER PARK AS THE BILL BIRD MARINA Introduced: 9/5/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 10/7/2008
Agenda Date: 10/7/2008 Agenda Item Number: 5D
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DESIGNATING AND NAMING THE MARINA AT HAULOVER PARK AS THE BILL BIRD MARINA AT HAULOVER PARK
Indexes: NAMING
Sponsors: Sally A. Heyman, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 10/7/2008 5D Adopted P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. The public hearing was opened. It was closed after no one appeared in response to Chairman Barreiro’s call for people wishing to be heard. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Commission proceeded to vote.

Recreation & Cultural Affairs Committee 9/8/2008 2K Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Ferrer read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Hearing no questions or comments the committee proceeded to vote.

County Manager 9/5/2008 Additions Recreation & Cultural Affairs Committee 9/8/2008

County Attorney 9/5/2008 Referred Recreation & Cultural Affairs Committee 9/8/2008

County Attorney 9/5/2008 Assigned Martin W. Sybblis 9/5/2008

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DESIGNATING AND NAMING THE MARINA AT HAULOVER PARK AS THE BILL BIRD MARINA AT HAULOVER PARK

BODY
WHEREAS, this Board desires to recognize and acknowledge the distinguished contributions of William “Bill” Bird to Miami-Dade County (the “County”) and to the park and recreation profession; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Bird served Metro-Dade County Parks from 1960 to 1966, first as superintendent and later as Assistant Director.
WHEREAS, Mr. Bird also served as Director of the Park and Recreation Department (the “Department”) prior to his retirement in 1994; and
WHEREAS, prior to becoming a park and recreation professional, Mr. Bird proudly served his country as a U.S. Army Paratrooper; and
WHEREAS, in pursuit of his career as a park and recreation professional, he entered and graduated from Texas A & M University with a degree in landscape architecture; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Bird was recognized as a champion of park conservation and, in 1965, his efforts were acknowledged with the Bronze Everly Award which was presented to him by Mrs. Lyndon Baines Johnson for his efforts in this area; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Bird received many other professional awards during his tenure as Director of the Department, including the distinguished Pugsley Award for outstanding contributions to park and recreation management, which is the highest honor a park and recreation professional can receive; and

WHEREAS, under his leadership the Department won the prestigious Gold Medal Award in 1979 and 1987 for outstanding park and recreation management from the National Sports Foundation; and
WHEREAS, awards received by the Department during Mr. Bird’s tenure included the National Association of Counties (NaCo) information Officer’s Award of Excellence, National Arts and Humanities Award, American Planning Association Award of Excellence for Park, Recreation, and Open Space Planning, and the U.S. Olympic Committee Commendation for Outstanding Service; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Bird oversaw many large-scale developments during his tenure as Director of the Department, including the development of Metrozoo; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Bird is loved and respected by the people who worked for him; and
WHEREAS, the Department he built personified his mantra of “team, loyalty, integrity, and hard work”; and
WHEREAS, this Board wishes to recognize the many accomplishments of a true park and recreation professional who dedicated 40 years to building and managing park and recreation systems.
WHEREAS, this proposed naming of the Marina at Haulover Park as the “Bill Bird Marina at Haulover Park” is for a County marina located in County Commission District 4,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Finds that Bill Bird has made a direct significant lifetime contribution to this community.
Section 2. By three-fifths vote of the Board Members present, this Board approves the naming of the Marina at Haulover Park, located at 10800 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach FL, the “Bill Bird Marina at Haulover Park”.
Section 3. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the United States Postal Service and the following departments of the County: Fire-Rescue, General Services Administration, Police, and Public Works.



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