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Sarasota News Leader February 15, 2013 Page 37 revenue funding to cover the higher stormwa- By taking $1.5 million from the fund to pay for a roundabout at the intersection of Honore ter project expense. Avenue and Ashton Road and $38,000 from Although staff had estimated the cost of the the available surtax fund balance, the resurstormwater project at $1.5 million, the lowest facing could be completed, Maroney pointed bid the county received was for $4,251,633.30; out. the highest of the three bids was $4,788,622.70. Staff probably could come back in early April When no bids came in by the set date, Pro- with a plan to pay for the remaining unfunded curement Department officials extended the road projects for the 2013 fiscal year, Steve deadline, resulting in the three bids. Botelho, the county���s chief financial planning The funding needed to complete the South officer, told the board. River Road resurfacing is $1,538,000, Tom Maroney, general manager of business operations in the Public Works Department, told the commissioners. Commissioner Nora Patterson asked whether the commissioners would be able to approve a contract for the stormwater project in time for work to begin shortly after season ends, after A chart presented to the County Commission on Feb. 8 shows the rising cost of resurfacing roads. Graph courtesy Sarasota County

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