September 29, 2023

An official has urged partnering with householders in The Villages who’re fearful about growing visitors noise.

Residents residing on Idlewood Loop within the Village of Summerhill are involved about elevated visitors and improvement on County Street 101, which runs north from County Street 466 and west of Southern Hint Plaza. The difficulty of improvement has been earlier than the Sumter County Fee.

Neighborhood Growth District 3 Supervisor Gail Lazenby, whose constituents embody residents of the Village of Summerhill, mentioned he understands their considerations.

“They don’t seem to be just like the individuals who purchased houses alongside the Turnpike after which complained concerning the noise. They need to have recognized what they had been getting,” Lazenby mentioned.

He mentioned the state of affairs for residents of Idlewood Loop is sort of totally different.

“After they purchased their houses, County Street 101 was a sleepy little nation street,” Lazenby mentioned.

One of many choices that has been urged is a wall geared toward noise discount.

Sumter County officers have made it clear that the county doesn’t set up noise partitions of any variety.

Lazenby has urged the thought of CDD 3 exploring the potential of probably sharing in the price of a wall with householders.

District officers will probably be developing with a possible value for a noise discount wall.