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update on the transfer. There is no deal yet, according to County Attorney Stephen DeMarsh. Hines joined County Commissioner Joe Barbetta in voicing frustration over that news. DeMarsh reported that when city and county representatives met most recently to address the matter — in March — they agreed the county would draft a proposal outlining the terms of the transfer of the property from the city to the county. But the city attorney and his staff have been "reviewing old city files," DeMarsh added, with the city attorney saying he first had to make certain the proper legal description of the parcel had been recorded. After the city has verified that, the county can send over a draft agreement. "So the city has agreed to convey it?" Hines asked. Well, not exactly, DeMarsh replied. The next step would be for the City Commission and The Silvertooth Judicial Center stands adjacent to the parcel where the Police Department once had its headquarters. Photo by Norman Schimmel They are either going to convey it or not. Charles Hines Chairman Sarasota County Commission Sarasota News Leader April 11, 2014 Page 47

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