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Posted on: September 21, 2020

MONROE COUNTY CARES ACT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS NOW CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS

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The two Monroe County CARES Act Programs, the business assistance program and the rental and mortgage assistance program, have now closed to accepting applications for funding. Both programs were created with CARES Act funding to assist Monroe County resi...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

CALVIN ALLEN AND CHRISTINE DIAZ RECOGNIZED FOR 35+ YEARS OF SERVICE TO MONROE COUNTY

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Monroe County recognized two employees at Wednesday’s virtual Board of County Commissioner’s meeting. Calvin Allen, Monroe County’s ADA Coordinator, was recognized for his 35 years of service to Monroe County. Allen is retiri...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ADOPT FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners met virtually to adopt the fiscal year (FY) 2021 $460,311,267 budget. The budget is 2.6 percent lower than last year’s budget and includes a certified aggregate millage rate of 3.3435, which is les...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

TEMPORARY MOBILE PUMP-OUT PROGRAM UPDATES, ADDITIONAL SERVICE SLATED FOR UPPER KEYS

Monroe County Vessel Pump-Out Graphic with anchored sailboat in picture

In partnership with the City of Key West, a temporary mobile vessel pump-out service began in August for the Key West and Stock Island anchorage areas providing pump-out services for any vessels that register with the County. To date, more than 80 vessels...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

MONROE COUNTY REMINDS PROPERTY OWNERS THAT STORMS ARE NOT AN EXCUSE TO CLEAR VEGETATION

Monroe County cuts down damaged trees at Big Pine Key Community Park after Hurricane Irma

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: August 19, 2020

COMMISSIONERS DIRECT STAFF TO LOOK INTO FEASIBILITY OF U.S. 1 TOLL FOR NON-RESIDENTS

A black and white 1940's photo of a toll booth on Overseas Highway with a car at the toll.

The Board of County Commissioners supports the exploration of a feasibility study for establishing toll lanes on U.S. 1 coming into the Florida Keys for non­residents to offset tourist impacts, for the protection and improvement of water quality, ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

GABRIELA HENRI OF CODE COMPLIANCE NAMED MONROE COUNTY’S EMPLOYEE OF THE SECOND QUARTER

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Gabriela Henri, an administrative assistant in code compliance, was named Monroe County’s 2020 Employee of the Second Quarter for her positive impact on fellow staff members and performance that exceeds normal job expectations. She was presented...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

FEDERALLY BACKED MORTGAGE INFORMATION AVAILABLE FOR MONROE COUNTY HOMEOWNERS

Federally backed mortgage information for homeowners

For Monroe County residents experiencing mortgage payment difficulties due to financial hardship related to COVID-19, there are valuable options to help defer and reduce payments. This link provides helpful information about various options available to m...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

SOUTH FLORIDA REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL ANNOUNCES REVOLVING LOAN FOR COVID-IMPACTED BUSINES

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration is partnering with the South Florida Regional Planning Council to oversee and administer a new $5.9 million CARES ACT Business Revolving Loan Fund program that will alleviate ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

MONROE COUNTY AMENDED VACATION RENTAL PLAN ACCEPTED BY STATE OF FLORIDA

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Monroe County’s revised plan for vacation rentals during COVID-19 was accepted over the weekend by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) The plan was updated with new capacity limitations, local management contact...
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Posted on: July 16, 2020

COUNTY AMENDS FACIAL COVERING ORDINANCE, ADDS STRICTER PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners amended Monroe County Ordinance 014-2020 to add stricter penalties for non-compliance of wearing facial coverings, a mandatory three day closures for cleaning and disinfection of business establishments with...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

MONROE COUNTY WILL USE CURRENT 2017 U.S. 1 ARTERIAL TRAVEL TIME AND DELAY STUDY FOR ASSESSMENTS

TRAVEL TIME STUDY UPDATE

Monroe County tracks traffic on US1 to make sure the roadway provides capacity for cars to flow freely without backlog. This is measured like school grades. The acceptable grade is level of service “C.” During 2019, c...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE TO SERVE ONLY MONROE COUNTY RESIDENTS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

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The Monroe County Tax Collector’s Office will be serving only Monroe County residents at this time effective immediately.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Monroe County residents needing our services, we must take the unprecedented...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

CHIEF OF FLOODPLAIN REGULATORY OPERATIONS MARY WINGATE RECOGNIZED FOR 25 YEARS OF SERVICE

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners presented a 25 Years of Service award to Mary Wingate, Chief of Floodplain Regulatory Operations in the Monroe County Building Department, during today’s virtual meeting. The commissioners and admi...

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