Bill Rackey is a proud graduate of Boulder City High School and fought to change the street named School Drive to Eagles Drive, which the City Council passed during its Tuesday meeting.
Rackey has lived in town since 1967 and graduated from Boulder City High School in 1972. He said he was always proud to represent the school, but found a new way to show his support after he took a trip to Payson, Ariz., two summers ago. He said he noticed the street leading up Payson High School was named Longhorn Drive after its mascot.
Upon his return to Boulder City, Rackey spoke with city officials, and eventually wrote a letter suggesting the city rename the street near Boulder City High.
“Wouldn’t that be nice to be able to find a street in Boulder City by the school known as Eagle Drive?’ ” he told city officials during his efforts to rename the street.
Although there was already a road in town named Eagle Drive off U.S. Highway 93, Rackey did his homework and found there weren’t any addresses associated with the street. He said he asked the city how that street got its name, but city officials didn’t know.
To prevent confusion, the council added an “s” to make the high school street Eagles Drive.
Councilman Duncan McCoy applauded Rackey for his efforts, and is proud to see the name change finally happen.
“He kept after the city to do this, and I’m real pleased that this is happening for him,” McCoy said about Rackey’s perseverance. “I know this is not a big deal for a lot of people, but it will be a big deal for the kids who go to Boulder City High School, and for the folks that have gone to Boulder City High School.”
The city is hoping to officially have the street renamed in the next couple of weeks, and it also plans to rename the current Eagle Drive.
In other action, the council delayed taking any action on a new lease with Copper Mountain Solar 4 until all the details were ironed out.
A special closed session also was held for city officials and the city attorney to discuss potential or existing litigation involving city matters.
Councilman Cam Walker said the council plans to institute quarterly closed sessions to keep it informed of current or pending legal matters.