NORTH PORT — Standing before North Port city commissioners last week, area resident Juliette Jones asked them to consider annexing into Charlotte County.

“They (Sarasota County commissioners) have shown contempt and disrespect (to North Port),” she told the board, regarding the gridlocked governments over the lack of meetings to discuss what to do with Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa, which the city and county purchased jointly in 2010 for $5 million. “North Port does not enjoy a friendly relationship with Sarasota County. This should not be construed as a black mark against North Port, but a badge of integrity and good health… Since Sarasota County finds North Port unfriendly and insults North Port, I would officially request a discussion to investigate the annexation process with Charlotte County. North Port may be in the wrong county.”