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WEIGHING THE ODDS Guests at Warm Mineral Springs participate in a class. Photo courtesy City of North Port UNSURE OF WHAT THE NORTH PORT COMMISSION WILL DO, THE COUNTY COMMISSION APPROVES THE DRAFTING OF AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT ON WARM MINERAL SPRINGS FOR BOTH BOARDS TO SIGN By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor A North Port city commissioner who indicated a change of heart on the future of Warm Mineral Springs only hours after a facilitated meeting between her board and the Sarasota County Commission made no mention of that flip-flop during the city's regular session on April 22. Therefore, Sarasota County Commissioner Christine Robinson won approval from three of her fellow commissioners the next day to direct County Attorney Stephen DeMarsh to draft an interlocal agreement for both boards to sign, memorializing their actions during that April 17 facilitated meeting. However, Robinson included the caveat in her motion that the North Port City Commission vote first on the legal It's really sad that we've come to document. "If they rewhere we are. But we're still trying to ject this agreement," move forward in good faith. Robinson said of the North Port commisCarolyn Mason Chairwoman sioners, "then all bets County Commission are off. …"

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