North Port's Warm Mineral Springs closes Sunday
It's the end of an era for the only warm water mineral spring in the State of Florida.
Join the discussion below, or Read more at WINK-TV Fort Myers.
#1 Jun 27, 2013
My husband and I have been coming to the Warm Mineral Springs for 33 years. We bought a home in North Port just to be close to the Springs because we are getting older and need it more often. We are not in pain when we can get into the water. It lasts for hours or days or months! Whatever, it works. We are the "token Americans" in an Eastern European neighborhood directly around the Springs. We have dedicated time and effort attempting to relate to North Port City Commissioners, both before they bought it and now, our joy and amazement at the positive medical results. Unfortunately, this is not the same Commission who heard our voices and bought the Warm Mineral Springs. The current Commission doesn't get it. Americans don't get it! Only a few will get in the water. They think it's dirty. It has mineral rich algae floating on the surface and it looks like something's poop. It's not! Put it on your arthritic knuckles and rejoice. Pain is definitely relieved. Immediately for some and slower for others but this water helps us heal from whatever ails us. Because of the City of North Port and the Sarasota County Commissioners, there will be hundreds of people in pain daily until they can get back into that Spring water. This is torture for those of us who need it. Just give us access to what we own. Shame on you. You have lost our votes.
#2 Jun 28, 2013
How dare you close this natural treasure of SW Florida!
This belongs to the people of Fl and all visitors who were coming here because of thise miracle lake!!!
The city of North Port was well known because of WMS !,,
Dont city gov think how much less money wil get because of closing of WMS?
And what about people and business city is going to lose too?
U should know 'People first - then money"
#3 Jun 30, 2013
I AGREE WITH BOTH COMMENTS... YOU THREE FEMALE COMMISSIONERS SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOUR STUPIDITY!!!! WE THE PEOPLE OF NORTH PORT AND BEYOND (THOSE WHO TRAVEL HERE FROM EUROPE) WANT WARM MINERAL SPRINGS TO STAY OPEN AND GROW TO INCLUDE A HOTEL AND COMMERCE CENTER... PLEASE LET NORTH PORT ENTER INTO A LONG TERM AGREEMENT WITH SOMEONE TO KEEP THE SPRINGS OPEN..THE MONEY BEING LOST IN NORTH PORT IS BEYOND A SHAME...
#4 Jul 9, 2013
Measures should be taken to reopen the springs as early as next month. The state of Florida should declare it a national park and and hire a contractor to restore and run the springs to bring in profit for the state while preserving this national treasure. This must be done now! There is great potential for profit and the local residents and many long-time tourists depend on this location to aleviate their medical conditions and enhance their lifestyles!
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