September 24, 2023

A much-anticipated dialogue about security on Morse Boulevard has been postponed because of the method of Idalia, which may very well be a Class 3 hurricane when it hits Florida.

Neighborhood Growth District 1 supervisors had been scheduled to carry a city corridor assembly from 6 to eight p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30 at La Hacienda Recreation Middle. A date for rescheduling has not been decided.

However due to the upcoming hurricane, the city corridor assembly should wait.

Earlier this month, CDD 1 supervisors received a primary look on the long-awaited Kimley-Horn & Associates Inc. research aimed toward separating golf carts and cars on the busy thoroughfare between County Highway 466 and U.S. Hwy. 27/441. Too many occasions, there have been deadly or near-fatal collisions between golf carts and cars. The choices for separating golf carts and cars may value between $12 and $15 million. You possibly can view all the report at this hyperlink: Kimley Horn report

Pissed off by the Sumter County Fee’s perceived indifference to site visitors issues on Morse Boulevard, CDD 1 supervisors ordered their very own security research, due largely to an insistent group of red-shirted residents displaying up at supervisors’ conferences and calling for motion.

Kimley-Horn went to county officers and sought “feedback” on the CDD 1 research previous to presenting its findings and suggestions to CDD 1 supervisors. In these feedback, county officers expressed issues which embody inconsistencies and worrisome crossings of golf carts throughout sections of Morse Boulevard. CDD 1 supervisors interpreted these feedback from the county as a untimely dismissal of their research.

Sumter County owns Morse Boulevard so it’s believed that motion received’t happen with out help from the county.