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01/24/2014

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ANOTHER $7.5 MILLION Construction material cluttered Luke Wood Park near downtown Sarasota in late 2012. Photo by Norman Schimmel THE CITY COMMISSION GETS A BRIEFING ON FINDINGS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND COST ESTIMATES TO MAKE LIFT STATION 87 A REALITY AT LAST By Stan Zimmerman City Editor The conclusion of a review of the work done to date on the City of Sarasota's Lift Station 87 in Luke Wood Park shows another $7.5 million will be needed to complete the project — if all goes well. So far it has not. the northern support slab of the Osprey Avenue bridge over Hudson Bayou. The Sarasota City Commission took the latest news calmly on Tuesday, Jan. 21, while receiving a briefing by city utility officials and the After beginning the original estimated $12.4 project manager of an engineering company hired to find out what million project, the went wrong. previous engineerI just want [the lift station] ing team members "We're very lucky finished in my lifetime. walked off the site in w e d i d n 't h a v e a failure. And it was a catastrophe with our Susan Chapman good thing they did, Commissioner utility department," City of Sarasota for they were on the said Mayor Shannon Snyder. "This is bad verge of drilling into

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