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Sarasota News Leader May 17, 2013 Page 13 here if we don't have safe ball fields for their "I just thought it was too much to tie up today." He felt the same about the motion for kids to play on." the bridges, he added. "I would like to have When Robinson asked Barbetta where he some flexibility." would use the remaining $4.1 million, he suggested the money could be spent on the BMX The motion passed 3-2, with Barbetta and facility on 17th Street. "We could generate Hines in the minority. tournaments and revenue almost instantly," At Reid's request, Mason then called for a vote he pointed out. on the remaining priority allocations, as indiAccording to material presented to the board, cated by staff. that project includes a new 5-meter ramp and Again, because of their earlier votes, Barbetthe addition of an 8-meter ramp, as well as ta and Hines were in the minority on the 3-2 reconfiguration of the track. The description result. notes continue, "The 8 meter ramp, only the second such permanent structure in the USA, "I really think that the staff did an excellent would allow Sarasota County to host a myr- job on this," Patterson said of the priority lists. iad of national events while also providing a "I have a hard time arguing with most of what training venue to BMX Olympians." they did." Hines pointed out that he had voted "No" on The other commissioners concurred the $10 million for road resurfacing because with her. % Manuel R. Chepote, LUTCF Chepote Insurance Inc. 1300 Main Street • Sarasota, Florida (941) 366-0100 Serving Sarasota & Manatee Counties Auto • Home • Life Renters • Motorcycles Flood • Business • Annuities Financial Services Click for driving directions

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