Sarasota News Leader

06/21/2013

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STILL TRYING Visitors enjoy the 87-degree waters of Warm Mineral Springs. Photo from Wikimedia Commons THE COUNTY COMMISSION PROPOSES CHANGES IN THE NORTH PORT CITY COMMISSION'S REVISION OF AN AGREEMENT REGARDING THE MANAGEMENT OF WARM MINERAL SPRINGS, WITH A SHORT-TERM CLOSURE OF THE RESORT PENDING By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Over two days, as the Sarasota County com- and the two boards did agree in July 2012 to missioners crafted another version of an in- work together on how best to manage the terlocal agreement over the future of Warm springs in the future. Mineral Springs, the majority agreed certain points had to be made clear to the North Port Referring to the North Port city commisCity Commission: State law will not allow the sioners, Commissioner Joe Barbetta said, "If they can't handle the county to engage in truth, then we have a any lease to keep the problem. … This isn't facility open without If anybody's been waving a red flag, a psychology game. going through a com[the North Port commissioners] have. These are legal docupetitive bid process; ments and it's about the two local governCarolyn Mason Chairwoman doing what's right for ment bodies are equal Sarasota County Commission partners in the resort; the taxpayers."

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