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Updated: 10/24/2013 11:19:22AM

Sarasota County: We won’t pay for Little Salt Spring

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SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County commissioners made what could be their final offer Wednesday to acquire Little Salt Spring in North Port from the University of Miami: We won’t pay for it, but we’ll take it as-is.

For the last couple of months, negotiations have been ongoing between the UM and the county for the acquisition of Little Salt Spring, an archaeologically significant, 112-acre site with a 220-foot-deep sinkhole located off Price Boulevard near Glenallen Elementary School. Commissioners voted 3-2 Wednesday to offer to take on the Spring “as-is” as a deed transfer, meaning the county would pay for the removal of old trailers that were used by the university on the site and other maintenance matters on the site.

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