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Posted on: April 18, 2018

MONROE COUNTY PARTICIPATES IN FAC'S FIRST ‘FEDERAL FLY-IN' OUTREACH PROGRAM IN WASHINGTON

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers, County Administrator Roman Gastesi and County Director of Legislative Affairs Lisa Tennyson traveled to Washington this week to advocate for federal issues, programs and policies ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

COUNTY REPAYS KEY LARGO WASTEWATER TREATMENT DISTRICT THIRD $1 MILLION GRANT AGREEMENT INSTALLMENT

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KEY LARGO – Monroe County Mayor Pro Tem Sylvia Murphy, on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, presented the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District on Tuesday with $1 million, the third installment in a 10-year Interlocal Agree...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE RESPONDS TO TRAILER FIRE ON STOCK ISLAND; NO INJURIES

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STOCK ISLAND, FL – At 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, Monroe County Fire Rescue responded to a fire at 5176 Suncrest Road on Stock Island. Three occupants of a double-wide trailer got out of the home safely with no injuries.

The fire badly damaged the trailer...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE OFFERS FREE BLOOD PRESSURE AND GLUCOSE SCREENING AT FIRE STATIONS

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue offers free blood pressure and glucose screening for the community. The program’s goal is to help reduce heart disease and diabetes by conducting regular check-ups at Monroe County Fire Sta...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

MONROE COUNTY RECEIVES FIRST FEMA REIMBURSEMENT PAYMENT FOR HURRICANE IRMA EXPENSES

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County received the first reimbursement today from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) for money spent while responding to Hurricane Irma.  The...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

MONROE COUNTY LEADERS MEET WITH FEMA AND STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS RE IRMA REIMBURSEMENT

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MARATHON, FL – Monroe County officials and staff, along with other leaders in the Keys, met with FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Allan Jarvis and Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) Director Wes Maul at a public meeting at the Marat...

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Posted on: April 8, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE RESPONDS TO MOBILE HOME FIRE ON BIG PINE KEY; NO ONE INJURED

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BIG PINE KEY, FL – Early Saturday morning, Monroe County Fire Rescue crews from the Big Pine Key, Cudjoe Key and Sugarloaf Key stations responded to a structure fire at 31458 Avenue C on Big Pine Key.

The dispatch was made at 12:12 a.m., and the ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

U.S. SENATOR MARCO RUBIO MEETS WITH MONROE COUNTY LEADERS REGARDING HURRICANE IRMA RECOVERY

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MARATHON, FL – Monroe County officials and staff, along with other leaders in the Keys, met with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) at a public roundtable at the Marathon Government Center on Wednesday. The discussion focused on a variety of issues and chall...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

TASK FORCE DEVELOPS 2018 RECOMMENDATION TO IMPROVE HURRICANE REENTRY SYSTEM FOR MONROE COUNTY

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MARATHON, FL – Monroe County Emergency Management led a 16-person Task Force that examined the current reentry program following mandatory evacuations in Monroe County for Hurricane Irma.

The Task Force met four times to develop a 2018 Recommenda...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PRESENTED WITH OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT NATIONAL HURRICANE CONFERENCE

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ORLANDO, FL – Monroe County Emergency Management was presented with the “Outstanding Achievement in Emergency Management” Award on March 28 at the 2018 National Hurricane Conference in Orlando.

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

MONROE COUNTY STAFF MEET WITH FEMA OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. REGARDING IRMA

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Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi, Monroe County Director of Legislative Affairs Lisa Tennyson and Monroe County Director of Sustainability Rhonda Haag traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to meet with FEMA’s Acting Director of Interg...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

MONROE COUNTY BOCC SETS RATES FOR NEW ALL ELECTRONIC TOLLING SYSTEM ON CARD SOUND ROAD

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KEY LARGO, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners set the toll rate for the new All Electronic Tolling System on Card Sound Road at 75 cents per axle ($1.50 per car) for two axle vehicles and $1.00 per axle for vehicles with more t...

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Posted on: March 19, 2018

MONROE COUNTY CANAL SKIMMING DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS BEGINS THIS WEEK IN KEY LARGO AND TAVERNIER

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KEY LARGO, FL – As part of Monroe County’s water quality improvement efforts, a grant-funded, canal skimming demonstration project will begin in Key Largo and Tavernier on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

This project includes the removal of fl...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

PLANE CRASH AT KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT; THREE ON BOARD, NO MAJOR INJURIES

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KEY WEST, FL – A general aviation, Cessna Cardinal 177, single engine plane based in Key West took off from runway 9 at Key West International Airport on Thursday afternoon and immediately lost engine power.

The pilot, David M. Wyant, 58, told ai...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

MONROE COUNTY CANAL RESTORATION PROJECT UNDERWAY IN KEY LARGO WITH FUNDING FROM A DEP GRANT

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KEY LARGO, FL – A Monroe County canal restoration project funded by a state Department of Environmental Protection Stewardship Grant is underway in Key Largo.

The County recently entered into a $1.2 million contract with Adventure Environmental, ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

MONROE COUNTY'S BIG PINE KEY SENIOR CENTER REOPENS FOLLOWING HURRICANE IRMA REPAIRS

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BIG PINE KEY – Monroe County’s Big Pine Key Senior Center reopened for limited use Friday, March 9, with an AARP computer class. The center at 380 Key Deer Boulevard, behind the Big Pine Key Fire Station, had been closed since Septembe...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

FF/EMT DAVID REEVES NAMED 2017 COUNTY EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR HELPING IRMA SURVIVORS

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KEY WEST, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners presented Fire Fighter/EMT David Reeves with Monroe County’s 2017 “Employee of the Year” award.

Reeves, who works for the County’s Emergency Services department, also was awarded the “Employee ...

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