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Sarasota News Leader June 28, 2013 North Port Commission voted unanimously to approve that interlocal agreement with Sarasota County regarding the future of the 81-acre resort the two local governments purchased jointly in 2010 for $5.5 million. Page 23 nently. Anyone with questions will be directed to contact the county's call center at 861-5000. Additionally, the county has requested that the North Port Police Department provide extra patrols around the property, and county staff It was the first time since two new North Port is investigating the possibility of hiring private commissioners were elected in November security guards to make certain the grounds 2012 that the board had agreed to a Sarasota are protected 24 hours a day, Preisser added. County Commission document regarding the While he had no information prior to the News resort without suggesting changes. Leader's deadline regarding the costs of the In the meantime, Sarasota County staff is security measures, Preisser noted that a Memworking on arrangements for a temporary orandum of Understanding between the counfence to be erected around the swimming area ty and the city specifies that expenses will be of Warm Mineral Springs, county spokesman split 50/50. Curt Preisser told The Sarasota News Leader Staff has been working with both the City of on June 27. The resort will close at 5 p.m. on North Port and Cypress Lending on a number June 30, when the contract with its current of details, Preisser said. management company, Cypress Lending, expires. NORTH PORT COMMISSION'S VOTE Signage also will be placed at the resort, Pre- Shortly after 11 p.m. on June 24, Lewis sent an isser said, to make certain the public under- email to County Administrator Randall Reid, stands the resort is not going to close perma- saying, "The City Commission approved unan- Visitors to Warm Mineral Springs remark on the ambiance as well as the healing value of the waters. Photo by Stan Zimmerman

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