Sarasota News Leader

03/01/2013

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LOOKING FOR SOME ACCORD Warm Mineral Springs remains a popular attraction, especially for people who believe in the healing value of its water. Photo by Rachel Levey-Baker THE COUNTY COMMISSION STARTS THE CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROCESS TO TRY TO RESOLVE THE OWNERSHIP ISSUE OF WARM MINERAL SPRINGS By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Next step: conflict resolution. ing made no counteroffer in response to the County Commission���s Jan. 29 offer to buy the That was the unanimous decision of the Saracity���s half share of the springs for $2 million. sota County Commission on Feb. 26 regarding the ongoing dispute with the North Port City ���I feel like we���re doing a lot of talking, but Commission regarding the future of Warm we���re not getting a lot of information back,��� Mineral Springs. said County Commissioner Christine Robinson, who proposed the county buyout in January. Commissioner Nora Patterson made the ���I don���t want to sell it,��� motion to initiate the I���m not willing to say we���re just County Commissioner procedures of the Joe Barbetta said of going to shut the springs down Florida Governmental the springs, ���so that Conflict Resolution leaves us the option of Linda Yates Mayor Act, with the North trying to buy out their City of North Port Port Commission havinterest or coming up

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