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4472 RESOLUTION NO. 4,472 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE RETIREMENT OF JOSEPH B. HURST AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK AND COMMENDING SAID JOSEPH B. HURST FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE TO THIS CITY; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES WHEREAS, Joseph B. Hurst, succumbing to the timeconsuming demands of business - and his tennis schedule - is retiring from service as a member of the Board of Directors of the City of Little Rock; and WHEREAS, said business is very important to Mr. Hurst, who got his start in the florist business posing as Mercury for the FTD florist ads; and WHEREAS, said tennis schedule is also important to Mr. Hurst, who plays a fierce game of doubles, so long as his partners are venerable like himself, and his opponents no more demanding than Maurice Mitchell and Bill Gulley; and WHEREAS, Mr. Hurst has contributed many noble phrases to the Board's discussion--most of which could not be heard by anyone except those sitting next to him, and only then if they listened closely; and WHEREAS, Mr. Hurst's habit of conducting his florist business from the City Board room - during Board meetings - has given new meaning to the phrase "flower power"; and WHEREAS, Mr. Hurst was shocked to find that the Economic Opportunity Agency of Pulaski County spent its money no more carefully than he did his own, and proceeded to spend countless hours in an untiring effort to make sure the poor of this County get a dollar's worth of assistance for every dollar spent; and WHEREAS, Mr. Hurst, when awake, has been a rock of levelheadedness, not easily swayed, but carefully weighing each decision, and has given great stability to the Board's deliberations by his careful and conscientious attention to his duty. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS. SECTION 1. That the service of Joseph B. Hurst as a member of the Board of Directors of the City of Little Rock is hereby acknowledged with deep appreciation by this Board, on its own behalf and on behalf of all the people of the City of Little Rock; and that a copy of this Resolution be presented to Joseph B. Hurst as a token of our respect, affection, and deep appreciation. • -2- SECTION 2. This Resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after its adoption. ADOPTED: December 21, 1970 ATTEST: 94R/ptid APPROVED: �� City Clerk / ayor