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Posted on: January 18, 2023

ILZE AGUILA, PLANNING COMMISSION SUPERVISOR, NAMED EMPLOYEE OF THE 4th QUARTER

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Ilze Aguila, Planning Commission Supervisor, is named Monroe County’s Employee of the Fourth Quarter for 2022 for exceeding job expectations, noteworthy performance, and her positive impact on her co-workers and community. She started with the C...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

SOLAR CO-OP LAUNCHES, HIGHLIGHTING A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY

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Nonprofit Solar United Neighbors (SUN) announced the Florida Keys 2023 Solar Co-op launch to help Monroe County residents go solar. The co-op will enable Monroe County homeowners and business owners to join the growing community of people saving money by ...

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Posted on: December 28, 2022

$2.6 BILLION USACE STORM & SEA-LEVEL RISE PROJECT SIGNED INTO LAW

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On Friday, President Joe Biden signed into law authorization of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) $2.6 billion coastal storm and sea-level rise infrastructure resiliency project in the Florida Keys. The project authorization has already passed throug...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

NEW MAYOR AND MAYOR PRO TEM SELECTED, COMMISSIONERS SWORN IN

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At Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board chose Mayor Pro Tem Craig Cates to serve as Monroe County Mayor and Commissioner Holly Merrill Raschein to serve as Mayor Pro Tem for the next year. Mayor Cates has been a commissione...

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

MICHAELA MANNING NAMED EMPLOYEE OF THE 3rd QUARTER

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Michaela Manning, Senior Coordinator of Permitting in the Building Department, is named Monroe County’s Employee of the Third Quarter for 2022 for her exemplary attitude, recognized in the community and by her co-workers. She started with the County in Ma...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

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

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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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