ORDINANCE NO. BL2015-1104
An ordinance providing Old Lebanon Pike with the honorary designation of “Donnie Whitworth Way”.
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, Donald (“Donnie”) Lee Whitworth was born with an intellectual disability in 1955; and
WHEREAS, Donnie Whitworth developed a reputation in the 1970s as a hard worker while doing odd jobs in the Donelson area, including sweeping floors and taking out the trash for local businesses; and
WHEREAS, in 1975, Donnie began collecting aluminum cans for recycling to help provide additional income for his family; and
WHEREAS, over the next 40 years, it is estimated that Donnie Whitworth walked 8 to 10 miles per day, 7 days a week, collecting cans; and
WHEREAS, Donnie Whitworth was well known throughout the community for his friendly personality and his tireless efforts to keep Donelson clean; and
WHEREAS, in honor of Mr. Whitworth’s death in 2015 and the impact he made on the Donelson community, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council provide the honorary street name of “Donnie Whitworth Way” for Old Lebanon Pike.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Old Lebanon 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 “Donnie Whitworth Way”.
Section 2. This honorary street designation shall not result in a change of street address for any residents or businesses on Old Lebanon Pike.
Section 3. The Department of Public Works is hereby authorized and directed to install the appropriate signage designating this section of roadway as “Donnie Whitworth Way” 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: Phil Claiborne
|Introduced:||April 21, 2015|
|Passed First Reading:||April 21, 2015|
|Referred to:||Budget & Finance Committee
Public Works Committee
|Passed Second Reading:||May 5, 2015|
|Passed Third Reading:||May 19, 2015|
|Approved:||May 21, 2015|
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