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A WHOLE LOT OF VENTING Plenty of chairs were available for visitors when Warm Mineral Springs was open. Photo courtesy Sarasota County THE NORTH PORT CITY COMMISSIONERS DECIDE NOT TO SEEK A NEW SHORT-TERM OPERATOR FOR WARM MINERAL SPRINGS; A LONG-TERM PLAN, THEY SAY, HAS TO BE THE NEXT STEP By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Forget the short-term process; the long-term 11 months and getting trashed," North Port Commissioner Rhonda DiFranco said at one plan is the only option at this point. point. "I'm tired of listening to the bunk comAfter almost two-and-a-half hours of discus- ing from the county. … This is nothing but sion on Oct. 28 — including numerous public bully tactics," she added. "Not allowing us comments — that was the unanimous deci- to open the Springs is another bully tactic, sion of the North Port City Commission in because they want us to continue with this response to the latest letter it had received long-term ITN." from the Sarasota DiFranco was referCounty Commission Let's continue to be the good guys. ring to the Oct. 23 about Warm Mineral letter from County Springs. James Blucher Commission Chair– Vice Mayor woman Carolyn "I've been listening City of North Port Mason, asking the to bunk for the last

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