Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 131659
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File Number: 131659 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-670-13 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: LAWRENCE POP MCKENZIE WAY CODESIGNATION Introduced: 8/21/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/4/2013
Agenda Date: 9/4/2013 Agenda Item Number: 5A
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION CODESIGNATING NW 17TH AVENUE FROM NW 84TH STREET TO NW 88TH STREET AS ''LAWRENCE ‘POP’ MCKENZIE WAY''
Indexes: CODESIGNATION
Sponsors: Jean Monestime, 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 9/4/2013 5A Adopted P

County Attorney 8/21/2013 Assigned Jess M. McCarty 8/23/2013

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION CODESIGNATING NW 17TH AVENUE FROM NW 84TH STREET TO NW 88TH STREET AS "LAWRENCE ‘POP’ MCKENZIE WAY"

BODY
WHEREAS, Lawrence “Pop” McKenzie was born on April 6, 1931, the oldest of 7 children born to Luke and Olive McKenzie; and
WHEREAS, McKenzie graduated from Booker T. Washington Senior High in the class of 1950, and joined the United States Air Force and served his country for five years; and
WHEREAS, McKenzie would later meet and marry Retha Jones and through this union four children were born; and
WHEREAS, in 1975, McKenzie graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in education and would go on to teach for 25 years; and
WHEREAS, during this time, McKenzie also was employed with Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department; and
WHEREAS, McKenzie was assigned to numerous parks, but spent a great deal of his time at his neighborhood park, Arcola Park, where he was a frequent and important presence; and
WHEREAS, Lawrence “Pop” McKenzie passed away on August 23, 2008; and
WHEREAS, this Board would like to honor to memory of Lawrence “Pop” McKenzie and his contributions to the community by codesignating a portion of NW 17th Avenue near Arcola Park as “Lawrence “Pop” McKenzie Way”; and
WHEREAS, NW 17th Avenue from NW 84th Street to NW 88th Street is a County road located in unincorporated Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, this proposed codesignation is located in County Commission District 2,
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, codesignates NW 17th Avenue from NW 84th Street to NW 88th Street as “Lawrence “Pop” McKenzie 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 and Waste Management Department, the Development Services Division of the Regulatory and Economic Resources Department, the Miami-Dade Police Department, and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department.



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