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Posted on: January 30, 2019

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE STATION 8 RECEIVES PHOENIX AWARD FOR SAVING A HEART ATTACK VICTIM

Station 8 receives Phoenix Award

Monroe County Fire Rescue Station 8 crew Raymond Zamora, Rafael Calante, Andrea Thompson and Brandon King – and Trauma Star Flight crew Roger Torres and Pedro Carrillo – were honored Saturday with the Phoenix Award for saving a 47-year...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE AND TRAUMA STAR CREWS REUNITE WITH MAN BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE

Picture of crew at trauma star reunion

On Monday, Monroe County Fire Rescue and Trauma Star crew members had a joyful reunion with a 47-year-old man who days earlier they had brought back to life not once, but five times.

Ricky Bryan, from Perryville, MD, was in full cardiac arrest with no puls...

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Posted on: February 18, 2019

KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WELCOMES NEW DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM CHICAGO AND PHILADELPHIA

First Philly flight arrives at Key West International Airport

Key West International Airport (EYW) celebrated two new nonstop services through American Airlines from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on Saturday. The first arriving passengers received a...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

FLORIDA KEYS MARATHON AIRPORT CONDUCTS SUCCESSFUL FULL-SCALE DISASTER EXERCISE

Airport exercise photo

The Florida Keys Marathon International Airport conducted its full-scale disaster drill on Thursday with a success response outcome. The drill included 14 volunteer victims and four contained fires from a mock airplane collision on the west end of the air...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE: FEMA PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM DETENTION CENTERS

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FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for Monroe County’s Detention Center repairs due to damages from Hurricane Irma (DR-4337-FL PW04436). Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 4...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS

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NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on March 26, 2019 at 3 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following:

SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY FOR MON...

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

BOCC DECIDES NOT TO ADOPT GOAL 109, A WORKFORCE HOUSING INCENTIVE POLICY, IN A 4 TO 1 VOTE

BOCC holds special meeting regarding Goal 109

The Monroe County BOCC voted not to move forward with proposed Goal 109, the Hurricane Irma Workforce Housing Recovery Policy, at a special meeting in Marathon on Tuesday. Goal 109 was a series of proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan that would h...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO REVISITS CANAL 242 TO SEE PROGRESS OF MONROE COUNTY-LED MARINE DEBRIS PROGRAM

Senator Marco Rubio revisits canal 242

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio revisited Canal 242 with Monroe County, City of Marathon and Village of Islamorada officials on Friday to see for himself the result of a $49.2 million grant to remove Hurricane Irma marine debris from Florida Keys canals. This wa...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

BOCC DISCUSSES BALANCE AMONG QUALITY OF LIFE, ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT FOR 2020 STRATEGIC PLAN

The BOCC at a Special Strategic Planning Workshop

During a special workshop Tuesday at the Marathon Government Center, the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners discussed issues of concern and County priorities to provide direction to County staff for the completion of the Monroe County 2020 Strate...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

BOCC GIVES DIRECTION TO EXTEND 2023 ROGO DEADLINE; NO ACTION TAKEN ON ACCEPTING ADDITIONAL UNITS

BOCC Special ROGO Workshop

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners held a special workshop Wednesday to discuss issues regarding the current and future status of the Rate of Growth Ordinance (ROGO) for unincorporated Monroe County.

In 2012, the State of Florida issued uninco...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

MONROE COUNTY BUILDING DEPARTMENT TO BEGIN 30-DAY NOTIFICATION OF EXPIRING PERMITS

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MARATHON, FL – Beginning Feb. 4, 2019, the Monroe County Building Department will provide a notification to permit holders and primary contractors 30 days prior to a permit expiration date.

The 30-day expiration notifications will be via...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

BASEBALL FIELDS AT HARRY HARRIS PARK WILL REOPEN IN TIME FOR LITTLE LEAGUE SEASON

Harry Harris Park dugouts get Hurricane Irma makeover.

TAVERNIER, FL – The extensive hurricane repairs and new construction at the two baseball fields at Monroe County’s Harry Harris Park are near completion, enabling them to reopen by Friday, Feb. 1 – in time for the opening of ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

FLEET MECHANIC DONALD LOWRIE NAMED MONROE COUNTY’S 2018 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR FOR HEROICS

Monroe County Employee of Year 2018 Donald Lowrie

In May 2018, Donald Lowrie heard screams coming from a young girl being attacked by two large dogs and came to her aid, suffering severe injuries to himself in the effort. For his heroics, as well as his day-to-day, exceptional performance as a Mechanic G...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

STOCK ISLAND ROADWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN MARCH

Stock Island Road Improvement Project Picture

Monroe County has tentatively scheduled a March 2019 start date for a roadway improvement project that will extend along MacDonald, Maloney and Peninsular avenues on Stock Island. The project is slated to take 220 days to complete.

The Monroe County Engine...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

MONROE COUNTY NAMES CODY MOELLER AS EMPLOYEE OF THE FOURTH QUARTER FOR 2018

Cody Moeller at the Monroe County sign workshop in Key West.

Roads and Bridges maintenance worker and sign technician Cody Moeller was selected for Monroe County’s fourth quarter 2018 Employee Service Award.

Since Hurricane Irma, Moeller was reassigned to assist in the repair and replacement of traffic signage on Co...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

MONROE COUNTY ADDRESSES LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES WITH SENATOR FLORES AND REPRESENTATIVE RASCHEIN

Lisa Tennyson at Legislative Delegation meeting

Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers, County Administrator Roman Gastesi and Monroe County Legislative Affairs Director Lisa Tennyson outlined the County’s state legislative priorities for the 2019 session at today’s Legislati...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

REBUILD FLORIDA ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR LANDLORDS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING

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Rebuild Florida is a federally funded program for homeowners who meet eligibility requirements and need financial assistance to repair, elevate, rebuild or replace a structure that was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma.

Rebuild Florida reconstruction ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

CATHY CRANE SELECTED AS MONROE COUNTY’S NEW DIRECTOR OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Photo of Cathy Crane who was selected as new director of Veterans Affairs for Monroe County.

MONROE COUNTY, FL – Cathy Crane was selected as the new Director of Monroe County Veterans Affairs by a five-person committee led by County Administrator Roman Gastesi. The position requires the approval of the Monroe County Board of Co...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

REBUILD FLORIDA REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR HOMEOWNERS EXTENDED TO MARCH 29, 2019

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Rebuild Florida, a federally funded program implemented by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), has extended its deadline to register to March 29, 2019.

In the first phase, $50 million is earmarked for Monroe County homeowners to rebuild, ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

MONROE COUNTY TO BEGIN BOAT RAMP IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AT HARRY HARRIS PARK IN TAVERNIER

A photo of Harry Harris Boat Ramp.

Monroe County will begin a grant-funded project on Jan. 7, 2019 to upgrade both boat ramps at Harry Harris Park in Tavernier. 

The two boat ramps are separated by a dock. Construction will be limited to one ramp at a time. This will allow the adja...

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

PROJECT STARTS TUESDAY TO REPAIR THREE COUNTY PARKS ON BIG PINE KEY WITH HURRICANE IRMA DAMAGE

Aerial photo from Monroe County Project Management of Watson Field with outlines of where the new fe

A Monroe County project will start Tuesday to repair three parks damaged by Hurricane Irma on Big Pine Key. The $579,000 project will replace fencing at Watson Field Park, Big Pine Community Park and Blue Heron Park. 

The work will begin with Wats...

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