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Posted on: November 15, 2022

NEW MAYOR AND MAYOR PRO TEM SELECTED, COMMISSIONERS SWORN IN

Commissioners stand in line with Mayor Cates in the middle, American and Florida flag in background

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, BUILDING DEPARTMENT, NAMED COUNTY’S 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: October 25, 2022

COUNTY COMPLETES HURRICANE IAN STORM DEBRIS COLLECTION; ILLEGAL DUMPING IS A PROBLEM

Pile of trash and appliances on side street on Big Pine Key

Monroe County completed its Hurricane Ian storm debris collection. In three weeks, Monroe County collected 866 tons, or 1.7 million pounds, including

  • 642 tons of yard/vegetative debris 
  • 224 tons of white goods and appliances

All residents should ret...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

BUILDING DEPARTMENT: NEW ALL-ONLINE PERMITTING SYSTEM HAS FIRST-WEEK SUCCESSES

Screenshot of online permitting system front end of website (green buttons)

On Oct. 3, Monroe County’s new all-online permitting system went live and had a busy first week as staff identified last-minute issues and processed workarounds or software fixes quickly and collaboratively. Paper applications or document submis...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

GIMENEZ VISIT: MONROE COUNTY WORKING TO HELP KEYS RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY HURRICANE IAN

Gimenez and Cates talk about Hurricane Ian impacts

Monroe County is working with local municipalities and nonprofits to help Keys residents who experienced damage and lost property from Hurricane Ian.

Monroe County officials, along with leaders from the City of Key West, Naval Air Station Key West, Coast G...

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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: 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: October 28, 2022

HURRICANE IAN MITIGATION FOR MONROE COUNTY RESIDENTS

FDEM MITIGATION RESIDENT FLYER

Florida Department of Emergency Management created informational flyers on mitigation options for Monroe County residents.

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