Community Development District 1 supervisors are refusing to give up on golf cart safety on Morse Boulevard.
CDD 1, fueled by frustration and intense advocacy by resident James Vaccaro and others, was closed earlier this year by Kimle-Horn & Associates Inc. Agreed to update the traffic study done for $120,000.
CDD 1 Supervisor Rocky Hyder and Vaccaro recently met with Sumter County officials, including Public Works Director Deborah Snyder.
“When it was revealed that this board might be willing to pay to update the previous Kimle-Horn study, the discussion became more positive,” Hyder said as he updated his fellow regulators at Friday’s Savannah Center meeting.
However, county officials have indicated they have no interest in taking on the Morse Boulevard traffic issue north of County Road 466, Hyder said.
“There doesn’t seem to be the political will in the county to do something about this project right now. They have other projects and I understand that,” Haider said.
Vaccaro said it was made clear to him that the district did not want to address the traffic concerns of Morse Boulevard.
“It fell by the wayside,” Vaccaro said.
Although it may mean going it alone, CDD 1 supervisors indicated they will move forward with the study, even though the expected cost contributed to a 10 percent increase in residents’ maintenance assessments.
“We cannot give up hope. We can no longer tread the path. We have to try to keep up,” said CDD 1 Supervisor Bill Jenness.