Sarasota News Leader

07/12/2013

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SORRY, NO SWIMMING County and North Port officials are working to get Warm Mineral Springs reopened as quickly as possible. Photo by Stan Zimmerman SARASOTA COUNTY AND THE CITY OF NORTH PORT WILL SEEK AN INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT OF THE STATE OF FACILITIES AT WARM MINERAL SPRINGS WHILE THE RESORT REMAINS CLOSED By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Temporary restroom facilities are not an option to enable a short-term reopening of Warm Mineral Springs just for swimmers, Sarasota County Commissioner Christine Robinson reported to her fellow board members this week. toilets could not be allowed on the site for more than 120 consecutive days. It made no sense to try to open the resort for that space of time, she added, if the county and the City of North Port had to close it again immediately afterward because a short-term operator was not in place. That was the news she had received from the county Health Depart[The roof] is an area of immediate ment, she said on July concern. 10. Because of state health regulations, she pointed out, portable Ed Gable Director General Services Sarasota County Robinson offered the information to her fellow commissioners as they were wrapping up their final discussions before starting their summer recess.

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