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File Number: 092615
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File Number: 092615 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1267-09 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CITY SWEETWATER CONSIGNED W FLAGER COL ENRIQUE BERMUDEZ VA Introduced: 9/22/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 11/3/2009
Agenda Date: 11/3/2009 Agenda Item Number: 11A12
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE CITY OF SWEETWATER TO CO-DESIGNATE WEST FLAGLER STREET FROM 107TH AVENUE TO 117TH AVENUE AS COLONEL ENRIQUE BERMUDEZ VARELA STREET; APPROVING SUCH CO-DESIGNATION
Indexes: LEGISLATURE
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-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 11/3/2009 11A12 Adopted P

Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 10/15/2009 2B Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Gerald Sanchez read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Souto asked to be listed as a co-sponsor on this proposed resolution. Hearing no objection, the Committee proceeded to vote on this proposed resolution as presented.

County Attorney 9/23/2009 Referred Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 10/15/2009

County Attorney 9/22/2009 Assigned Jess M. McCarty 9/24/2009

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING THE CITY OF SWEETWATER TO CO-DESIGNATE WEST FLAGLER STREET FROM 107TH AVENUE TO 117TH AVENUE AS COLONEL ENRIQUE BERMUDEZ VARELA STREET; APPROVING SUCH CO-DESIGNATION

BODY

WHEREAS, Enrique Bermudez Varela was born in Leon, Nicaragua, on December 11, 1932; and
WHEREAS, Bermudez Varela graduated from the Military Academy of Nicaragua as a Civil and Military Engineer, also attending courses in the United States at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and at the Inter-American Defense College, Washington, D.C.; and
WHEREAS, Colonel Enrique Bermudez Varela served as a member of the Inter-American Peace Force in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and
WHEREAS, Colonel Bermudez Varela served as a Defense Attaché at the Nicaraguan Embassy in Washington, D.C. and as a delegate of his native country in the Organization of American States (OAS); and
WHEREAS, Enrique Bermudez Varela married Elsa Mejia in 1966, and they had three children: Enrique, Angela and Elsa; and
WHEREAS, Colonel Enrique Bermudez Varela was the Commander in Chief of the Army fighting the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, and after the peace was attained and free elections took place, he returned from Miami to his native country to help rebuild a devastated nation; and
WHEREAS, Colonel Bermudez Varela was assassinated on February 16, 1991 in his native country and laid to rest in Miami, Florida, where his family lives; and
WHEREAS, this proposed codesignation is located in County Commission District 12,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Urges the City of Sweetwater to co-designate W. Flagler Street from 107th Avenue to 117th Avenue as “Colonel Enrique Bermudez Varela Street”.
Section 2. Approves the co-designation of W. Flagler Street from 107th Avenue to 117th Avenue as “Colonel Enrique Bermudez Varela Street”.
Section 3. The Clerk of the Board is directed to send certified copies of this Resolution to the City of Sweetwater Manager, the United States Postal Service, the Traffic Signals and Signs Division of the Public Works Department and Land Development Division of the Public Works Department, the Miami-Dade Police Department, and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department.



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