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Posted on: September 15, 2022

MONROE COUNTY PROHIBITS SMOKING AT ALL COUNTY-OWNED PARKS AND BEACHES

Woman holding a cigarette at a beach with a red no sign around the cigarette

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners prohibited smoking within all County-owned public parks and public beaches.

The new ordinance reads: (a) It shall be prohibited for any person in or on any County-owned public park or public beach to smoke, b...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

GO-LIVE DATE FOR MONROE COUNTY’S ALL-ONLINE ELECTRONIC PERMITTING SYSTEM EXPECTED OCT. 3

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The Monroe County Building Department has set a go-live date for its new all-online permitting system on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. New permit applications starting on Oct. 3 will only be accepted using this online service. No paper applications or document su...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

CARD SOUND ROAD TOLL RATE ADJUSTMENT WILL TAKE PLACE OCT. 1, 2022

Card Sound sign with Price Change wording on sign along roadway

A new toll rate on Card Sound Road will be effective on Oct. 1, 2022. The toll adjustment is following the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index.

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  • $1.74 for two-axle vehicles: cars, pickup trucks, or motorcycles
  • $3.42 for three-axl...
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Posted on: September 2, 2022

FLOOD MITIGATION ASSISTANCE (FMA) GRANT PROGRAM OPEN; COUNTY SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR FEDERAL PROGRAM

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Monroe County is seeking applicants for a federal grant program that helps fund homeowners in elevating their insured homes above minimum flood elevation requirements to decrease the risk of floods during storms and disasters. Funding is also available to...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

FARMER JEANNE SELANDER OF SHERIFF'S ANIMAL FARM RECEIVES HONORARY CONCH CERTIFICATE

Farmer Jeanne holds her Conch Certificate with the Commissioners standing with her.

At the August Board of County Commissioners meeting, Farmer Jeanne Selander received her Honorary Conch Certificate after 24 years in the Florida Keys from Mayor David Rice and the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners. Selander has overseen the Mon...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

KEY WEST VETERAN ISSUED PURPLE HEART WITH HELP OF VETERANS AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

Alce, center, stands with Mayor Rice, Commissioner Merrill, Cathy Crane and James Carey

Today, with the help of Monroe County Veterans Affairs, Key West resident and Army Veteran Alvin Alce was formally issued a Purple Heart for wounds incurred as a direct result of enemy action while serving in Vietnam 53 years ago. Alce was one of 372 Amer...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

LEEANN MCDOUGALL, FACILITIES MAINTENANCE, NAMED MONROE COUNTY’S 2ND QUARTER EMPLOYEE

LeeAnn, middle, receives the award with the commissioners in front of the room

LeeAnn McDougall of the Facilities Maintenance Department is named Monroe County’s Employee of the Second Quarter for 2022 for her exemplary attitude, recognized in the community and by her co-workers. She started with the County in November 2019 and was ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

MALCOM SUCCEEDS HAMBRIGHT AS COUNTY’S LEAD HISTORIAN; WILL HEAD HISTORY CENTER

Malcom, Cates, and Matthews on the USS Ingham holding a historic journal

When long-time Monroe County Historian Tom Hambright retired earlier this year, the community wondered what would be next for the library’s Florida History Department. Monroe County welcomes veteran Florida Keys historian Dr. Corey Malcom of Key...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

TROPICAL UPDATE: Tropical Depression Nine

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  • Tropical Depression Nine continues to move west-northwest through the central Caribbean Sea.
  • While slow intensification is forecast over the next day or so, more significant intensification to hurricane strength is forecast Sunday and Monday.
  • Tropical storm...
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