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09/27/2013

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Sarasota News Leader September 27, 2013 meeting. The county already has spent about $256,000 on upgrades since 2011, Brown explained. Funds already are available for the work, but another $986,000 would be needed to complete the project, she added. The total expense of the work has been put at $1,333,569.50. If everything stays on the projected schedule, Brown pointed out, the design should be complete this winter, with construction starting in late 2014 and completed in the summer of 2015. Page 67 On a motion by TDC member Tony Swain, seconded by Ed Braunlich, the advisory board recommended the County Commission utilize a funding mechanism Commissioner Nora Patterson — who is also the TDC chairwoman — broached on Sept. 6 to her fellow commissioners. About $800,000 will come from a percentage of TDT funds that will be used in the future to finance new capital projects and events to increase visitors' overnight stays in the county. The rest will come out of impact Riders of all ages compete in events. Image courtesy Sarasota County

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