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File #: BL2020-509    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 10/23/2020 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 12/1/2020 Final action: 12/1/2020
Title: An ordinance to amend the Geographical Information Systems Map for The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by renaming the private road Dixie Place from 21st Ave S to the dead end as "Vivien Thomas Way". (Proposal No. 2020M-007SR-001).
Sponsors: Tom Cash, Russ Bradford, Delishia Porterfield
Attachments: 1. BL2020-509, 2. BL2020-509 VTW Sketch, 3. BL2020-509 VT Bio
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An ordinance to amend the Geographical Information Systems Map for The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by renaming the private road Dixie Place from 21st Ave S to the dead end as "Vivien Thomas Way". (Proposal No. 2020M-007SR-001).
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An ordinance to amend the Geographical Information Systems Map for The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by renaming the private road Dixie Place from 21st Ave S to the dead end as "Vivien Thomas Way". (Proposal No. 2020M-007SR-001).
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government deems it necessary to name private streets and roads in order to better provide services, particularly emergency services, to the residents of Davidson County; and
WHEREAS, it is in the public interest that the Geographical Information Systems Map be maintained to properly reflect the names of private streets and roads in Davidson County; and
WHEREAS, Vivien Theodore Thomas (1910-1985) graduated from Pearl High School in 1929 and was hired at age 19 as a laboratory assistant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for surgeon Dr. Alfred Blalock; and
WHEREAS, although Mr. Thomas was paid as a janitor due to Jim Crow policies, he went on to play an integral role in the dawn of modern cardiac surgery through his work with Dr. Blalock.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Geographical Information Systems Map for The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County is hereby amended, as follows:
The private road, Dixie Place, from 21st Ave S to the dead end, is hereby renamed "Vivien Thomas Way", all of which is more particularly described by lines, words and figures on the sketch which is attached hereto and made a part of this ordinance as though copied herein.
Section 2. That the Director of the Department of Public Works be and is hereby authorized and directed, upon the enactment and approval of this ordinance...

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