NORTH PORT — Selling
its share of Warm Mineral Springs could mean the city would lose more money in the future.
According to a Jan. 30
letter from Sarasota County Commission Chairwoman Carolyn Mason to North Port Mayor Linda Yates, in addition to the county’s offer to buy the city’s portion of the Springs for $2 million, the city not only would have to run water and sewer to the 81 acres, but also to the 16-acre property bordering the spa owned by Dr. Grigory Pogrebinsky. The letter indicates the city would have to de-annex the spa and the doctor’s land from North Port, taking it off the city’s tax roll. The city would get “periodic payments of half of the revenues generated by the County from the operation of Warm Mineral Springs from concessions or land-lease revenues,”
according to the letter. The county’s offer is good until March 1.
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