Wakulla County Residents Want Roads Paved in Private Neighborhoods

By: Jerry Askin Email
By: Jerry Askin Email

Several residents in private Wakulla county subdivsions are speaking out about making improvements to their neighborhood - some including paving the roads.

Jennifer McCollum is one of several residents who lives in the Summerwind community who says the improvement need to be made.

She says, "A lot of people speed down the roads and stuff, and a lot of potholes,and if it's a paved road if it's a paved road it'll probably slow down a little bit more I hope."

She goes on to say, "Getting the roads paved would look nicer and bring more value to the community."

In this community, folks say some FED EX trucks won't deliver and school buses have threatened not to go down.

Robby Coles, who is also in favor of getting the roads paved says driving up and down the unpaved bumpy roads is not something he enjoys making a part of his daily routine.

Coles says, "Every time I come home from school, I drive my car up and down these roads and I gotta wash it before I go back out."

Many residents living in the Summerwind and Springwood subdivisions really want their roads paved, but many don't know the first step in getting it done.

Wakulla County Commissioner Alan Brock says, "If Summerwood and Springwood wants to have their roads paved, they could collect signatures, have a ballot maield to them and we could tax them locally and move forward in paving the road."

Brock says the neighborhoods can apply through the county as a neighborhood tax and the county can help make the necessary neighborhood improvements.

The Wakulla County Commission will host a public Infrastructure workshop Thursday, January 6th from 5 PM - 7PM to decide the next steps on ways private subdivsions can make improvements in their communities.

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