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File #: 2001-2007    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Defeated
File created: 11/19/2007 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/19/2018
Title: To change the name of that right-of-way currently known as Brodbelt Lane, from Neil Avenue west to its western terminus, to Harold M. Cooper Lane.
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting Details
11/19/20181 Columbus City Council Taken from the TablePass Action details Meeting details
11/19/20181 Columbus City Council DefeatedFail Action details Meeting details
1/14/20081 Columbus City Council Taken from the TablePass Action details Meeting details
1/14/20081 Columbus City Council Tabled IndefinitelyPass Action details Meeting details
12/10/20071 Columbus City Council Tabled IndefinitelyPass Action details Meeting details
12/3/20071 Columbus City Council Read for the First Time  Action details Meeting details
11/29/20071 City Clerk's Office Sent back for Clarification/Correction  Action details Meeting details
11/29/20071 Service Drafter Sent for Approval  Action details Meeting details
11/29/20071 SERVICE DIRECTOR Sent to Clerk's Office for Council  Action details Meeting details
11/20/20071 SERVICE DIRECTOR Reviewed and Approved  Action details Meeting details
11/20/20071 SERVICE DIRECTOR Sent to Clerk's Office for Council  Action details Meeting details
11/19/20071 Service Drafter Sent for Approval  Action details Meeting details
11/19/20071 Service Reviewer Reviewed and Approved  Action details Meeting details
Explanation
 
One of the most prominent individuals in the history of Columbus baseball and a former Franklin County Commissioner, Harold M. Cooper got his start in 1935 as the clubhouse boy for the Columbus Red Birds.  In 1942, he left the Red Birds to serve in the armed forces, but returned to baseball, and in 1950, while with the Hutchinson Elks, he was named the Minor League Executive of the Year.  In 1955 he returned to Columbus baseball as General Manager of the Ottawa A's who were renamed the Columbus Jets.  From 1955 until 1968 he was General Manager of the Jets.  When the Jets encountered stadium problems after the 1970 season, they moved to Charlston, West Virginia, where they became the Charleston Charlies.  In the mid 1970's, while a Franklin County Commissioner, Mr. Cooper spearheaded the County's effort to purchase and renovate the former Jet Stadium.  In 1977, with the availability of Cooper Stadium, the former Jets were lured back to Columbus bringing baseball back to Columbus after a 7-year absence.  In 1978 Mr. Cooper was elected president of the International League and served in that capacity for 12 years.  He was also commissioner of theTriple-A Alliance in 1988 and 1989.
 
In 2005 the Franklin County Commissioners purchased land and announced plans to move the Columbus Clippers baseball team into a new stadium within that area of the City known as the Arena District.  The new stadium, currently under construction, is bounded by Neil Avenue on the east, Nationwide Boulevard on the south, Hanover Street on the west, and Brodbelt Lane on the north.  The Columbus Clippers will move to their new home, Huntington Park, for the start of the 2009 season.  The Public Service Department, Transportation Division, recently received a request from the Franklin County Commissioners, Mary Jo Kilroy, President, Paula Brooks, and Marilyn Brown, along with the Mayor's Office asking that the name of Brodbelt Lane from Neil Avenue west to its western terminus be renamed as Harold M. Cooper Lane to honor the legacy of Mr. Cooper.  Owners of all affected properties have been notified of this requested change. All adjacent owners responded positively to this proposal with one exception. That owner did not respond. However, that property does not have any structures address off of Brodbelt Lane and as a result is not affected.
 
Title
 
To change the name of that right-of-way currently known as Brodbelt Lane, from Neil Avenue west to its western terminus, to Harold M. Cooper Lane.
 
Body
 
WHEREAS, Harold M. Cooper is one of the most prominent individuals in the history of Columbus baseball; and
 
WHEREAS, in the mid 1970's, while a Franklin County Commissioner, Mr. Cooper spearheaded the County's effort to purchase and renovate the former Jet Stadium and bring baseball back to Columbus after a 7-year absence; and
 
WHEREAS, in 2005 the Franklin County Commissioners purchased land and announced plans to move the Columbus Clippers baseball team into a new stadium within that area of the City known as the Arena District; and
 
WHEREAS, the new stadium, currently under construction, is bounded by Neil Avenue on the east, Nationwide Boulevard on the south, Hanover Street on the west, and Brodbelt Lane on the north; and
 
WHEREAS, the Columbus Clippers will move to their new home, Huntington Park, for the start of the 2009 season; and
 
WHEREAS, the Public Service Department, Transportation Division, recently received a request from the Franklin County Commissioners, Mary Jo Kilroy, President, Paula Brooks, and Marilyn Brown, along with the Mayor's Office asking that the name of Brodbelt Lane from Neil Avenue west to its western terminus be renamed as Harold M. Cooper Lane to honor the legacy of Mr. Cooper; and
 
WHEREAS, the adjacent property owners have been advised of this proposed name change and have not expressed any objections, as there are no businesses currently addressed off of this portion of Brodbelt Lane; and
 
WHEREAS, the Transportation Division recommends the name of that right-of-way currently identified as Brodbelt Lane, from Neil Avenue west to its terminus be changed to Harold M. Cooper Lane; now, therefore
 
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:
 
Section 1.  That the name of that right-of-way currently identified as Brodbelt Lane, from Neil Avenue west to its western terminus be and hereby is changed to Harold M.  Cooper Lane.
 
Section 2.  That this ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.