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one or two possibilities, it would be good to know," Patterson said. "It is really getting kind of frustrating," she added of the effort to find property that would work for the facility. BACK TO TWO Local government officials remain focused on two sites Marbut proposed last year: the 1330 N. Osprey Ave. property, owned by the city, and 1800 N. East Ave. Applebee told the county commissioners on Tuesday that a Phase Two environmental analysis and due diligence on both parcels should be wrapped up by April 17. Another joint session of the City and County commis sions is scheduled for April 22. Marbut's No. 1 recommended site is the city owned property on Osprey. But its potential as a shelter location has been clouded by city officials, who have voiced concerns about utilities on the site. During Tuesday's meeting, Barbetta asked whether the city has contacted UPS about a twoacre parcel bordering 1330 N. Osprey Ave. It is possible that property could be used for staging during construction of the shelter, although chances are slim because of UPS corporate policy prohibiting leasing or selling land the company owns. Another pos sible staging area is across the street from the Osprey site, Barbetta indicated. Deputy City Manager Brown has not sent the county any recent information regarding talks with either property owner, Applebee said. % A flag marks the 1330 N. Osprey Ave. site. Image from Google Maps Sarasota News Leader April 11, 2014 Page 12

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