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Health of Warm Mineral Springs adds to debate

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By Carrie Wells

(photo by John Ryan, Sarasota County)

SARASOTA COUNTY - Warm Mineral Springs is not quite as warm as usual this winter, its mineral-laden waters as much as four degrees cooler than the usual 87.

Worries about the health and future of the springs brought a few dozen people to Tuesday's [Dec. 4th] meeting of the Sarasota County Commission.

Those same worries are the flashpoint of a dispute between the county and its partner, the City of North Port, as the governments try to come up with a plan to develop the springs — one of the county's most mysterious natural resources.