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LOTS OF POTENTIAL The Sarasota County BMX track is located in the 17th Street Park. Image courtesy Sarasota County THE COUNTY'S TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL GIVES ITS 'BLESSING' TO A FUNDING STRATEGY FOR THE PLANNED BMX TRACK IMPROVEMENTS By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor With two other communities working on fa- (TDT) funding stream to accelerate upgrades cilities that could lure some of the same BMX of the local BMX track. athletes Sarasota County hopes to attract, The total cost of the improvements is estithe county's Tourist mated at $1,744,160, Development Council Carolyn Brown, the We actually think [training] will county's Parks and last week unanimously recommended the be a huge economic driver. Recreation DepartCounty Commission ment director, told the Nicole Rissler Director of Sports TDC members during use a proposed TourVisit Sarasota County their Sept. 19 regular ist Development Tax

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