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File Number: 100913
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File Number: 100913 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-424-10 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CODESIGNATION-SW 68TH DRIVE AS ''FRANK KOVACS WAY'' Introduced: 4/6/2010
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 4/20/2010
Agenda Date: 4/20/2010 Agenda Item Number: 5A
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION CO-DESIGNATING SW 109TH COURT FROM SW 56TH STREET TO SW 68TH DRIVE AS ''FRANK KOVACS WAY''
Indexes: CODESIGNATION
Sponsors: Sen. Javier D. Souto, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, 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 4/20/2010 5A Adopted P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairman Moss opened the public hearing on the foregoing resolution; however, he closed it after no one appeared wishing to speak in connection with this resolution. Commissioner Diaz expressed appreciation to Commissioner Souto for proposing this resolution. He noted Mr. Frank Kovac would be dearly missed and remembered for being an outstanding, loyal County employee, who served the Miami-Dade County Police Department, the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) Retired Police Officers Council, and as a leader of the U.S. Marine Corps. Chairman Moss and Commissioners Sosa, Diaz, Martinez and Gimenez asked to be listed as co-sponsors of this item. Hearing no further comments or questions, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented.

County Attorney 4/6/2010 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION CO-DESIGNATING SW 109th COURT FROM SW 56th STREET TO SW 68th DRIVE AS “FRANK KOVACS WAY”

BODY
WHEREAS, Frank Kovacs enlisted in the Marine Corps while still in high school and after serving his country, decided to serve his community in the Miami-Dade Police Department; and
WHEREAS, Frank Kovacs served nine years at the Miami-Dade Police Department Training Bureau as a firearms instructor but spent the majority of his career working on the road; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Kovacs retired after 25 years of service, and became a member of the Retired Police Officers Council where he served as president for nine years; and
WHEREAS, during his tenure, the Retired Police Officers Council grew from 300 members to 1,100 members, with the mission of assisting the needs of retired law enforcement officers and their families; and
WHEREAS, Frank Kovacs passed away on January 4, 2010, and is survived by his wife of 49 years, Louise, and sons Steven and Patrick; and
WHEREAS, this Board would like to honor the memory of Frank Kovacs by co-designating SW 109th Court from SW 56th Street to SW 68th Drive as “Frank Kovacs Way”; and
WHEREAS, SW 109th Court from SW 56th Street to SW 68th Drive is a county road located in unincorporated Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, this proposed codesignation is located in County Commission District 10,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Having considered this matter at a public hearing, co-designates SW 109th Court from SW 56th Street to SW 68th Drive as “Frank Kovacs Way”.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to 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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