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File Number: 131665
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File Number: 131665 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-671-13 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: RECREATION BLDG AT ARCOLA PARK TO PLENTY WHITEHEAD REC BLDG. Introduced: 8/21/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/4/2013
Agenda Date: 9/4/2013 Agenda Item Number: 5B
Notes: REQUIRES 3/5's VOTE Title: RESOLUTION NAMING THE RECREATION BUILDING AT ARCOLA PARK, LOCATED AT 1680 NORTHWEST 87TH STREET, AS THE ''PLENTY WHITEHEAD RECREATION BUILDING,'' AFTER A PUBLIC HEARING AND BY A THREE-FIFTHS VOTE OF BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT, AND FURTHER DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO COORDINATE WITH THE DISTRICT 2 COMMISSIONER TO INSTALL APPROPRIATE SIGNAGE INDICATING DESIGNATION USING DISTRICT 2 QUALITY NEIGHBORHOODS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (QNIP) FUNDS
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 5B Adopted P

County Attorney 8/21/2013 Assigned Miguel A. Gonzalez 8/22/2013

Legislative Text




TITLE
RESOLUTION NAMING THE RECREATION BUILDING AT ARCOLA PARK, LOCATED AT 1680 NORTHWEST 87TH STREET, AS THE “PLENTY WHITEHEAD RECREATION BUILDING,” AFTER A PUBLIC HEARING AND BY A THREE-FIFTHS VOTE OF BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT, AND FURTHER DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO COORDINATE WITH THE DISTRICT 2 COMMISSIONER TO INSTALL APPROPRIATE SIGNAGE INDICATING DESIGNATION USING DISTRICT 2 QUALITY NEIGHBORHOODS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (QNIP) FUNDS

BODY
WHEREAS, Plenty Whitehead was born on April 1, 1935, in Unadilla, Georgia, to his parents, Clara Braswell and Lemon Whitehead; and
WHEREAS, after quitting grade school to help his family financially by becoming a farm hand and picking various crops, Plenty Whitehead moved to Miami in 1955 to seek a better livelihood for his family; and
WHEREAS, Plenty Whitehead established a family in Miami—including his wife, Susie Kate Davis (whom he married in 1956), and two daughters—which family Plenty Whitehead supported through the successful landscaping business that he established and ran for 35 years; and
WHEREAS, in addition to running his successful landscaping business, Plenty Whitehead also worked part-time for the Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department as a night custodian at Arcola Park, taking great pride that the recreation facilities were cleaned nightly; and
WHEREAS, Plenty Whitehead has been otherwise extensively involved in the community as a public servant, serving as Treasurer of the Northside Optimist Club, Commissioner of Sports for the Miami-Dade County Youth League, and Deacon for the St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church since 1960; and
WHEREAS, by re-naming the recreation building at Arcola Park as the “Plenty Whitehead Recreation Building,” this Board desires to make a lasting recognition of Plenty Whitehead’s contributions to the community and Arcola Park, in particular; and
WHEREAS, Rule 9.02(d) of the Boards Rules of Procedure provides that the Commission may by a three-fifths vote of Board members present name a County facility or property after a living individual who has not served as an elected official within the past five years and who “has made a direct, significant lifetime contribution to this community”;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board,
Section 1. The foregoing recitals are hereby incorporated into this resolution and the Board finds that Plenty Whitehead has made direct, significant lifetime contributions to this community pursuant to Rule 9.02(d).
Section 2. Having considered this matter at a public hearing and by a three-fifths vote of Board members present, the Board desires to honor Plenty Whitehead’s legacy by naming the recreation building at Arcola Park, located at 1680 Northwest 87th Street, as the “Plenty Whitehead Recreation Building”; and
Section 3. Further directs the County Mayor or Mayor’s designee to coordinate and work with the Commissioner of District 2 to install an appropriate marker to indicate this designation using District 2 Quality Neighborhoods Improvement Program (QNIP) funds; and
Section 4. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to Plenty Whitehead.



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