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Posted on: February 23, 2021

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR SHANNON WEINER ELECTED AS AREA 7 DEPUTY GOVERNOR

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Monroe County Emergency Management Director Shannon Davis Weiner was recently elected to the Florida Emergency Preparedness Associations Executive Committee as the Area 7 Deputy Governor.

In this capacity Weiner will represent the concerns, support initiat...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

REMINDER: REENTRY STICKER VEHICLE WINDSHIELD DECALS ARE AVAILABLE FOR MONROE COUNTY RESIDENTS

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Monroe County residents can pick up one reentry sticker for each registered vehicle by providing proof of residency at a Monroe County Tax Collector’s office. Proof of residency includes a Florida Driver’s License and vehicle registrat...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE HELPS ELDERLY BIG PINE KEY RESIDENT IN NEED

Firefighters seen clearing overgrown landscaping at an elderly person's home

Monroe County Fire Rescue station 11 and 13 crews did not hesitate to help an elderly Big Pine Key resident clear downed branches and overgrown trees after Monroe County Social Services inquired about the hazard to the resident’s mobility. The c...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

PARAMEDICS LEARN MODERNA VACCINATION PRACTICES AT ‘TRAIN THE TRAINER’ EVENT

Chief Callahan receives a Moderna vaccine shot from FDOH to demonstrate how it is done properly.

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County hosted a “Train the Trainer” event to teach Monroe County Fire Rescue paramedics how to correctly administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination. Firefighter paramedics are considered frontline healthcare wor...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

NEW CLASS OF 'HOT SHOTS' GRADUATE FROM THIRD FIREFIGHTING TRAINING PROGRAM

The graduates stand spaced apart to do the Pledge of Allegiance

The Monroe County Fire Rescue Fire Academy celebrated 28 new graduates today at a virtual ceremony that was streamed live by Monroe County TV. The new graduates successfully completed the third “Hot Shots” Minimum Standards training program at the County-...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

FLOOD POLICYHOLDERS IN UNINCORP COUNTY WILL SEE ADDITIONAL CRS DISCOUNTS IN 2022

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Due to Monroe County’s efforts over the past five years in the voluntary Community Rating System (CRS), most of the nearly 14,400 National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders in unincorporated Monroe County are expected to receive new a...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

MONROE COUNTY TO IMPROVE PERMITTING PROCESS WITH ONLINE SERVICE

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COVID-19 brought to light how important it is to provide better customer service and the need to introduce online permitting, plan review, and inspections. The current permitting is handled by outdated software and County staff is evaluating a new system,...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PLAN FOR COASTAL STORM RESILIENCE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS TO CONTINUE

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners directed staff to sign the required letter of support and financial certification and to accept the feasibility study developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for reducing coastal storm risk vul...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

HISTORIAN TOM HAMBRIGHT THANKED FOR HIS 35 YEARS OF SERVICE OF PRESERVING FLORIDA KEYS HISTORY

Tom Hambright, center, standing with commissioners and library staff at commission meeting

Monroe County Public Library System's Lead Archivist and acclaimed local Historian Tom Hambright was recognized by the Board of County Commissioners for his 35 years of service to the citizens of Monroe County during the regularly scheduled monthly meetin...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

MONROE COUNTY NAMES GABE PRICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AS EMPLOYEE OF THE FOURTH QUARTER

Gabe Price sits at his computer in his office, looking at the camera.

Gabe Price, an Information Technology Project Manager, was awarded Monroe County Employee of the Fourth Quarter. He was nominated for his noteworthy performance and continual demonstration of Monroe County values for being "the man behind the curtain...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

2021 STATE OF THE COUNTY ANNUAL REPORT AND INFORMATION GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Michelle Coldiron in her living room doing a Zoom State of the County address

The 2021 State of the County Annual Report and Information Guide is now available online at www.monroecounty-fl.gov/stateofthecounty and at https://issuu.com/monroecounty.  

The annual report highlights Monroe County’s accomplishments in...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

FLORIDA LAUNCHES STATEWIDE PREREGISTRATION SYSTEM FOR COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS

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The state announced the launch of a statewide preregistration system to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for individuals 65 and older and frontline healthcare workers. Individuals can preregister for vaccine appointments and be notified when appoint...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

PROJECT MANAGEMENT UPGRADES EAST MARTELLO FIELD, IMPROVES DRAINAGE AND VISABILITY

East Martello Field in preparation for grading, field is empty.

Monroe County is completing extensive grading, drainage, fencing, and lighting and electrical upgrades to the East Martello Field in Key West. The field is a popular event field for larger community events like Zombie Bike Ride, outdoor concerts, and annu...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

MONROE COUNTY SUBMITTING APPEAL REGARDING PRELIMINARY FEMA MAPS, HOMEOWNERS MAY DO THE SAME

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published its notice in the Federal Register seeking comment and information regarding the preliminary coastal flood maps (known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps or FIRMs). Any community or individual property ow...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

NEW DIRECTOR OF FLEET MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCED, RETIRING DIRECTOR ROY SANCHEZ THANKED FOR 34 YEARS

Daryl Greenlee in front of the Fleet Management office, green fleet management sign

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners have appointed current fleet business manager Daryl Greenlee as the new director of fleet management succeeding Roy Sanchez, who is retiring after serving in his current position for 34 years. Greenlee and S...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

TEMPORARY KING TIDE FLOOD CONTROL BARRIERS TESTED IN KEY LARGO’S TWIN LAKES AREA

Dry streets at cross section with orange flood barrier in background

Monroe County is testing a temporary flood control barrier in the Twin Lakes community in Key Largo to help alleviate recent king tide road flooding. As one of the County’s pilot road elevation projects not yet constructed, this interim measure will provi...

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