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Updated: 05/19/2014 08:18:48PM

Springing back to life

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Warm Mineral Springs reopened for swimming only April 10 after being closed for more than nine months. As of May 14, the Springs generated over $165,000 in revenue, enough to cover the city's costs to keep it open.

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Galina Manuilov, of Sacramento, Calif., photographs an egret at Warm Mineral Springs in North Port last week.

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North Port contracted a short-term operator to keep Warm Mineral Springs open for swimming only until the end of August. The city is currently seeking bids for a long-term operator to begin as early as Sept. 1.

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Warm Mineral Springs formally reopened for swimming only April 12, after being closed for more than nine months. Sarasota County and city of North Port commissioners this week will publicly vet the four proposals for the long-term management of the Springs.

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Warm Mineral Springs, which reopened for swimming only in April, will likely close again Aug. 31, as its joint owners, Sarasota County and the city of North Port, can't agree on a long-term operator.

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Warm Mineral Springs reopened for swimming on April 10 after being closed for more than nine months. At their Monday meeting, North Port city commissioners will discuss purchasing full ownership of the Springs from Sarasota County.

SUN FILE PHOTO BY IAN ROSS
Warm Mineral Springs formally reopened for swimming only April 12, after being closed for more than nine months. Sarasota County and city of North Port commissioners this week will publicly vet the four proposals for the long-term management of the Springs.

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North Port and Sarasota County contracted a short-term operator to keep Warm Mineral Springs open for swimming only until the end of August. Although the city is now in the process of buying out the county's interest in the Springs, it's set to close again Aug. 31 because the two boards couldn't agree on long-term operator.

By IAN ROSS

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NORTH PORT — Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa’s first revenue reports inspire hope that the city’s only tourist attraction may be able to rebound after being closed for over nine months.

The Springs, which reopened April 10, generated more than $90,000 in gate fees by the end of the month, city records indicate.

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