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They unanimously approved issuing an ITN, or Invitation To Negotiate, asking developers to propose plans for the beachfront amen- ity that would include the right to operate it. The estimated $3 million would be needed to renovate the restrooms and tiki bar, provide a better outdoor dining space along with a meeting room, improve the kitchen, replace the roof and create an outdoor plaza. The county's lifeguards now use about 1,600 square feet of space in the existing building for maintenance equipment, fitness gear and a kitchen. In response to that information, Commissioner Shannon Snyder said Lido Beach was a very expensive place to use fit- ness equipment and store maintenance gear. Mary Tucker, the city's purchasing director, replied that such use of the space was speci- fied in a city-county interlocal agreement. She added that the city could keep the cur- rent concessionaire through 2018, using it to collect pool user fees and run the gift shop and other concessions. She identified about $1.25 million that the city could use to pay for improvements. On the other hand, Tucker said, the city could prepare and release an ITN, calling for a developer to fund the improvements. She noted that it would take six to nine months to prepare the ITN, plus time to review and rate the responses. A similar process for the Rosemary District "catalyst project" took about 12 months. The City Commission listened to a May 19 presentation about multi-modal fees. Sarasota News Leader May 23, 2014 Page 57

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