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Sarasota News Leader December 21, 2012 Page 29 The county���s wish list carries an estimated price tag of $145 million. Commissioner Nora Patterson asked if the county is being ���totally unrealistic��� by asking for so much. Wreford said the ���trick��� is that no one knows how much total money will be dedicated, but he added that preliminary estimates are as high as $300 million each year for 15 years. That money will be split among entities from around the entire Gulf Coast, though. Sarasota���s individual project costs start at $20,000 and top out at $60 million. The commission made only minor adjustments to the list, moving that $60 million project (the Phillippi Creek Septic System Replacement Program) higher up and deprioritizing Little Sarasota Bay property acquisition. The land buy was pushed down amid concerns that the county was not in the position to actually acquire the property in question. With the commission���s approval, the rankings will now be submitted to the Joint Estuary Program Group. A team will collate and rank proposals from around the region before sending the completed list along to the federal government. Cross your fingers. % Laird Wreford/File photo ���One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.��� ��� Mark Twain Someone you know needs Planned Parenthood ��� Lifesaving cancer screenings ��� Parent & teen education ��� Annual GYN exams ��� Birth control Planned Parenthood Of Southwest And Central Florida ��� Sarasota 941-953-4060 ���

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