Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization ‘on a downhill spiral and not improving’

Lake Sumter MPO

The Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization came under fire Tuesday night at a meeting of the Sumter County Board. Commissioner Don Burgess, who represents Sumter County on the MPO’s executive committee, said the organization faces continued scrutiny from the Florida Department of Transportation over submission of operating reports and quarterly updates. He said some invoices submitted […]

Wildwood officials want to fast-track improvements to U.S. 301 in city’s downtown area

U.S. 301

Wildwood officials hope to press the Florida Department of Transportation to fast-track a project to improve the city’s downtown area along U.S. 301. The project will include improving pedestrian access, enhancing safety and addressing issues involving the CSX railroad tracks that run parallel to the highway on its west side, said Melanie Peavy, the city’s […]

Wildwood leaders want no more billboards

Brownwood billbaord

No new billboards will be allowed in Wildwood upon adoption Monday night of a comprehensive sign ordinance by the City Commission. Existing billboards will be permitted and they can be repaired if needed. The ordinance prohibits outdoor advertising in all zoning districts. “It doesn’t allow any additional (billboard) permits to be issued,” said Melanie Peavy, […]