|Mike Stewart named CTST Member of the Year|
Wakulla County Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) Chairman and Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Keith Blackmar presented former Wakulla County Commissioner and former CTST member Mike Stewart with a plaque designating Stewart as the 2011 and 2012 CTST Member of the Year.
The presentation was made in front of the Wakulla County Commission on Monday, June 3. Stewart served the CTST for 10 years while also serving on the county commission.
Mike Stewart was a dedicated member who rarely missed a meeting. His plaque reads: In grateful appreciation for your dedication and commitment to the Wakulla County Community Traffic Safety Team—2011 and 2012.
The CTST is made up of volunteers who meet once a month on the third Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the WCSO except July and December. The meeting minutes and activities are posted as part of the sheriff’s office web site under Community Traffic Safety Team.
The CTST works on public safety projects including roads and intersections. Over the years the CTST has had a hand in working to make the Highway 267/Springhill Road intersection safer along with Shadeville Highway/Spring Creek Highway intersection as well as erecting traffic lights at dangerous intersections. The Highway 61 intersection with U.S. Highway 319 in Crawfordville was rebuilt through the efforts of the CTST.
At the present time the CTST is working on providing a sidewalk to provide safe access to sight impaired pedestrians and senior citizens who get around on motorized scooters and wheelchairs. The sidewalk will run from the senior center to U.S. Highway 319. A sidewalk project is also planned in Panacea to give residents safer access from their residences to Panacea businesses along U.S. Highway 98.
The CTST is also planning an intersection improvement at Wakulla Arran Road and U.S. Highway 319 to assist a vision impaired citizen who is frequently walking on the road to go to Crawfordville businesses.