Sarasota News Leader

10/18/2013

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'DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN' In late June, swimmers enjoyed the ambiance of Warm Mineral Springs. Photo by Stan Zimmerman THE NORTH PORT COMMISSION ASKS THAT ITS CITY MANAGER, THE COUNTY MANAGER AND THEIR STAFFS COME UP WITH OPTIONS FOR A SHORT-TERM REOPENING OF WARM MINERAL SPRINGS By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor On a 3-1 vote, the North Port City Commission governments also can work on a long-range on Monday, Oct. 14, voted to direct City plan for management of the 81-acre resort Manager Jonathan Lewis and his staff to that has been closed since June 30. work with Sarasota Commissioner Tom County Administrator Jones cast the "No" Randall Reid and his It's just going to be déjà vu, a vote, saying he felt staff to come up with perpetual problem to get a third-party to the action was preoptions for reopening come in and lease this property … We're mature. It followed Warm Mineral Springs just going to be spinning our wheels over a unanimous vote to and over and over again. for swimming only. rescind the award of a bid to WMS Sarasota While they pursue Linda Yates Mayor Management LLC for those discussions, City of North Port the short-term operathe motion stipulated, tion of the springs. staffs of both local

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