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The future of Warm Mineral Springs appears to lie in the proposals of four firms. At 5:01 p.m. on May 23, City of North Port staff opened four bids in response to an Invitation to Negotiate for the long-term management and potential development of Warm Mineral Springs, Sarasota County staff informed the County Commission. The four bidders were as follows: • National and State Park Concessions Warm Mineral Springs Inc. of Hobe Sound in Martin County. (National and State Parks Concessions is handling the short- term management contract for the resort through August.) • Junco Ventures Inc. and Angelshot LLC of Sarasota. • Friends of Warm Mineral Springs Inc. of Lake Worth in Palm Beach County. • Warm Springs Attractions of North Port. More details about each of them are expected during a joint meeting of the North Port City and Sarasota County commissions on June 10. The session will be held at 1 p.m. in the Warm Mineral Springs is known internationally for the healing nature of its water. Photo courtesy Sarasota County BIDDING FOR THE SPRINGS' FUTURE FOUR FIRMS HAVE RESPONDED TO AN INVITATION TO NEGOTIATE OVER THE LONG-TERM OPERATION AND POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF WARM MINERAL SPRINGS By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor

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