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Posted on: February 23, 2021

REMINDER: REENTRY STICKER VEHICLE WINDSHIELD DECALS ARE AVAILABLE FOR MONROE COUNTY RESIDENTS

Reentry Sticker Decals in a picture with a hurricane background "available now"

Monroe County residents can pick up one reentry sticker for each registered vehicle by providing proof of residency at a Monroe County Tax Collector’s office. Proof of residency includes a Florida Driver’s License and vehicle registrat...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

MCFR WELCOMES FOUR NEW HIRES, THREE ARE HOTSHOT GRADUATES

MCFR New Hires are sworn in with the commissioners. Hands are raised for the swearing in

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners welcome four new professional firefighters to Monroe County Fire Rescue. Three are graduates of Monroe County’s Hot Shot program, Morgan Anderson, Alexis Reyes, and Nicolas Rangel, and the fourth, ...
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Posted on: May 29, 2021

STOCK ISLAND CATAMARAN FIRE EXTINGUISHED WITHIN 30 MINUTES

Monroe County Fire Rescue was on scene for a catamaran fire in a Stock Island marina.

On Saturday, May 29 at 10:16 a.m. a fire was called in on a catamaran sailboat live aboard off Peninsula Avenue on Stock Island. Those aboard the boat were able to safety exit the boat. There were no reported injuries. The fire was contained to one boat i...
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Posted on: July 23, 2021

FISCAL YEAR 2022 BUDGET WORKSHOP, FY22 PROPOSED DECREASED MILLAGE RATE CERTIFIED

Five staff members sit at a long table at the budget meeting

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners met today to discuss the proposed $455.6 million Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) budget. The budget includes the Board of County Commissioners, the constitutional officers, like the Sheriff's Office, Tax Co...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

BIG PINE KEY SATELLITE BUILDING AND PERMITTING OFFICE TO OPEN AUG. 9 AT LIBRARY BRANCH

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Monroe County Building and Permitting will open a satellite office at the Monroe County Public Library Big Pine Key Branch, 213 Key Deer Boulevard, tentatively on Monday, Aug. 9. One staff person will be available to take in and issue building permits for...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

PATRIA Y VIDA: COMMISSIONERS SUPPORT PEACEFUL PROTESTS FOR DEMOCRACY IN CUBA

Old Havana, Cuba from 2019 with people reading newspapers and making goods on the sidewalk

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution supporting peaceful protests for democracy and liberty in Cuba at the July 21 regular meeting in Marathon.
Cuba is at historic and remarkable civil discontent, where Cubans are protestin...
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Posted on: July 22, 2021

MONROE COUNTY SELECTS JOHN ALLEN AS NEW DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND BEACHES

Headshot of John Allen, Monroe County Director of Parks and Beaches

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners welcomed John Allen from the City of Tampa as the new Monroe County Parks and Beaches director at the July 22 special meeting in Key West.

Allen is leaving his current management position that oversees 27 com...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

REMINDER: STORMS ARE NOT AN EXCUSE TO CLEAR VEGETATION FROM YOUR PROPERTY

Hurricane Irma Vegetation Clearing[15]

A storm or hurricane is not an excuse to clear vegetation, especially native vegetation, like mangroves or gumbo limbo, from your property. Sometimes it is necessary to remove vegetative debris but there are limits as to what can be cleared. Hurricane Irm...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

MONROE COUNTY LIBRARY’S NEW MARATHON BRANCH NOW OPEN, RIBBON-CUTTING

County officials cut a red ribbon on the Marathon library steps

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners and the Monroe County School District celebrated the new state-of-the-art Monroe County Library System Marathon Branch and Adult Education Center on Saturday with a ribbon-cutting, family activities, and lib...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

MONROE COUNTY ANNOUNCES MARINA PUMP-OUT OUTFITTING PROGRAM TO HELP LOCAL MARINA OWNERS

Pump-Out Logo from CVA with boat and pump-out graphic

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved the Marina Pump-Out Outfitting Program (MPOOP) at today’s regularly scheduled meeting to reduce pollutant discharges from liveaboard vessels by expanding the number and use of sewage pump-out facili...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

PARKING FINES ON COUNTY ROADS INCREASE TO $200 TO DETER ILLEGAL PARKING

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To deter illegal parking in Monroe County, especially near parks and beaches, the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) increased the parking fines on county roads from $20 to $200. The fines are a noncriminal civil penalty. The increase take...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

GOV. DESANTIS SIGNS FY22 BUDGET THAT INCLUDES RECORD STEWARDSHIP FUNDING FOR MONROE COUNTY

Gov. DeSantis talks with the commissioners at Murray Nelson Government Center

On June 3, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Fiscal Year 2022 State budget that includes record Florida Keys Stewardship Act funding benefiting Monroe County. The County received the full appropriation of $20 million in Stewardship Act funding and $5 milli...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

COUNTY MOVES TO RESTRUCTURE LAND AUTHORITY, DISCUSSES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION

Hurley and Pattison shake hands at BOCC meeting

The Monroe County Land Authority (MCLA) is a separately managed public body governed by the same members of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).  The MCLA acquires land for conservation purposes to protect the natural environme...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

FLOOD PRONE HOMEOWNERS INVITED TO LEARN ABOUT FEMA’S MITIGATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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Is your home below the required base flood elevation and at risk of flooding, or has it flooded in the past, and you’ve filed a flood insurance claim with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)? If so, you may be interested in grant funding to elevat...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

ROAD AND DRAINAGE PROJECT ON 1ST STREET AND BERTHA STREET IN KEY WEST CONTINUES THRU 2022

1st Street and Bertha Detour Aerial view from Google Maps

Monroe County’s 1st Street and Bertha Street Roadway and Drainage Improvement Project in Key West is scheduled in phases through July 2022. The work will consist of reconstruction and resurfacing the two roads, installing a new stormwater collec...

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