ORDINANCE NO. BL2014-758
An ordinance providing the honorary designation of “Bishop Michael Lee Graves Boulevard” for a portion of King’s Lane.
WHEREAS, Ordinance No. BL2012-262 amended Chapter 13.08 of the Metropolitan Code to permit the use of honorary street names and signs without amending the Official Street and Alley Acceptance and Maintenance Map for The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, and without requiring residents and businesses to change their address; and
WHEREAS, Bishop Michael Lee Graves served as pastor of the Temple Church in Nashville, Tennessee, from its founding in 1977 until his death in 2004; and
WHEREAS, Bishop Graves received his undergraduate degree from American Baptist College before attending Wesley Theological Seminary and Vanderbilt Divinity School; and
WHEREAS, Michael Lee Graves earned his Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in 1996, and was consecrated as bishop in 2002; and
WHEREAS, Bishop Graves served on the board of directors for a number of community and educational organizations over his career, including the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association and the United Way; and
WHEREAS, in recognition of the significant contributions Bishop Michael Lee Graves made to the community, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council provide the honorary street name of “Bishop Michael Lee Graves Boulevard” for a portion of King’s Lane.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That King’s Lane between Eaton’s Creek Road and Clarksville Pike, which is more particularly described by lines, words and figures on the sketch attached hereto as Exhibit A and made a part of this Ordinance as though copied herein, is hereby given the honorary street name “Bishop Michael Lee Graves Boulevard”.
Section 2. This honorary street designation shall not result in a change of street address for any residents or businesses on King’s Lane.
Section 3. The Department of Public Works is hereby authorized and directed to install the appropriate signage designating this section of roadway as “Bishop Michael Lee Graves Boulevard” in accordance with § 13.08.025 of the Metropolitan Code.
Section 4. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Lonnell Matthews, Walter Hunt
|Introduced:||May 6, 2014|
|Passed First Reading:||May 6, 2014|
|Referred to:|| Budget & Finance Committee
Public Works Committee
|Passed Second Reading:||May 20, 2014|
|Passed Third Reading:||June 3, 2014|
|Approved:||June 10, 2014|
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