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Posted on: May 31, 2019

ARE YOU SIGNED UP FOR ‘ALERT! MONROE’: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT'S MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

A screenshot of the 28,000 Alert!Monroe users in Monroe County.

Alert!Monroe is an Everbridge mass notification system used by Monroe County Emergency Management to share emergency notifications with residents quickly. Notifications can include severe weather, evacuation information, fires, and other emergencies, as w...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

MONROE COUNTY RECEIVES THIRD TRAUMA STAR MEDICAL HELICOPTER

The new Trauma Star Helicopter arrives in Oct. 2019

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Monroe County Fire Rescue received its third Trauma Star helicopter Thursday as it touched down at the Sheriff’s Office Aviation Division hangar at the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport at 6:30 p.m.

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

CUDJOE KEY FIRE STATION 11 CELEBRATES ‘TOPPING OFF’ MILESTONE

A meeting to go over plans for the Cudjoe Key fire station

The contractor for the Monroe County’s Fire Station 11 hosted a “topping off” ceremony on Wednesday at the station grounds on Cudjoe Key. Monroe County Project Management and Monroe County Fire Rescue were in attendance. A to...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

SECOND ‘HOT SHOTS’ TRAINING PROGRAM STARTS FOR MONROE COUNTY RESIDENTS

Training Chief Charlie Mather addresses the new class

Monroe County Fire Rescue welcomed its second “Hot Shots” class on Monday to Joe London Fire Academy on Grassy Key. Class 19-01 includes 33 qualified men and women starting the process to become a volunteer or career firefighter. Thirt...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

MCFR DONATES COLLECTED ITEMS TO KEY WEST CARES FOR HURRICANE DORIAN RELIEF

Monroe County Fire Rescue loads Hurricane Dorian relief supplies for Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas

Monroe County Fire Rescue’s Station 8 crew dropped donations collected by the community to Key West Cares on Stock Island on Tuesday. Monroe County fire stations from Tavernier to Stock Island were collection sites for hurricane relief supplies....

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE REPLACES BLUE TARPS ON IRMA DAMAGED ROOF

Monroe County Firefighters help Tavernier homeowner replace blue tarp

Monroe County Fire Rescue Station 22 and off duty firefighters spent Wednesday morning replacing the blue tarps on a roof of a home that was damaged by Hurricane Irma. The homeowner, Adam Holoman, is waiting for permanent repairs to take place on his Tave...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

MONROE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDICS ARE RECOGNIZED AT FLORIDA KEYS EMS AWARD CEREMONY

Firefighter/paramedics receive awards at luncheon

Florida Keys Emergency Medical Service (EMS) paramedics and firefighters were recognized at the annual Florida Keys EMS Awards that took place April 2 at Florida Keys Country Club in Marathon. Monroe County Firefighter/Paramedics of the Year include Andre...
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Posted on: October 16, 2019

FLORIDA KEYS MARATHON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WELCOMES NEW AIRPORT MANAGER MIKE LEGERE

Michael Legere headshot

The Florida Keys Marathon International Airport and Monroe County Airport Director Richard Strickland welcomed Michael Legere, the new Marathon airport manager, on his first day Tuesday.

Legere joins the Marathon airport from Manchester, New Hampshire, whe...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

MONROE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR ROMAN GASTESI ADDRESSES U.S. SENATOR MARCO RUBIO AND SENATE COMMITTEE

County Administrator Roman Gastesi addresses U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi addressed the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, chaired by Sen. Marco Rubio, on Friday, Oct. 4 in Marathon.

In addition to Gastesi, Monroe County Tourist Development Council Director of ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

MONROE COUNTY EXTENDS 30-YEAR FUEL TAX, APPROXIMATELY $4.1 IN REVENUE PER YEAR

Special Meeting Notice

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners passed an emergency ordinance to extend the County fuel tax by 30 years at a special meeting held today at Marathon Government Center. The six-cent fuel tax was last renewed in 1989, but modified in 2009, at...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

MONROE COUNTY CONTINUES TO EXPERIENCE SEASONAL KING TIDES, RESIDENTS ARE WELCOME TO PROVIDE PHOTOS

A street in Key Largo is underwater due to king tide events in the Florida Keys

Monroe County continues to experience seasonal high king tides. Seasonal king tides are especially high tides that occur several times a year, usually in the fall, that can cause coastal tidal flooding.

Monroe County is monitoring unincorporated areas expe...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MONROE COUNTY AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS APPROVED

Conch Key development plans

The Florida Housing Finance Corporation approved funding recommendations for affordable housing development projects in Monroe County last week. The funding recommendation includes allocations of $8,923,989 for land acquisition and $22,876,017 for develop...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

STATE LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES OUTLINED AT MEETING HOSTED BY SEN. FLORES AND REP. RASCHEIN

Legislative Affairs Director Lisa Tennyson gives State priorities at delegation meeting

Monroe County Legislative Affairs Director Lisa Tennyson outlined the County’s state legislative priorities for the 2020 session at today’s Legislative Delegation meeting hosted by State Rep. Holly Raschein and State Sen. Anit...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

MONROE COUNTY ADOPTS MILLAGE RATE AND RECOMMENDED 2020 BUDGET AT FINAL HEARING

Monroe County Fiscal Year 2020 image

 The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners adopted the 2020 budget and millage rate at its final public hearing held on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo. The budget reflects the commissioner’s di...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

NORMA KULA, DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES, CELEBRATES 35 YEARS WITH MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Norma Kula is awarded her 35 Years of Service by the Board of County Commissioners

Monroe County Mayor Sylvia Murphy and the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners presented Norma Kula, Director of Libraries, with her 35 years of service award. Kula is Monroe County library’s longest-serving employee. She thanked the comm...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

CARD SOUND ROAD TOLL RATE ADJUSTMENT WILL TAKE PLACE OCT. 1, 2019

Photo of new Card Sound Road All-Electronic Toll in October 2018

 A new toll rate on Card Sound Road will be effective on Oct. 1, 2019. The toll adjustment is in accordance with the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index.

  • $1.54 for two-axle vehicles: cars, pickup trucks or motorcycles
  • $3.06 for three-ax...
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Posted on: September 4, 2019

PLANNING AND MODELING UNDERWAY FOR ROAD ELEVATION PROJECTS IN VULNERABLE AREAS

A street in Key Largo is underwater due to king tide events in the Florida Keys

With seasonal king tides each fall and wind and storm surge impacts exacerbated by Hurricane Dorian, Monroe County is well underway with its Roads Adaptation Plan conducting the necessary planning and modeling for future road elevation and adaptation proj...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

FEMA DRAFT COASTAL FLOOD MAPS NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW

Monroe County Building Department looks over the newly released maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) multi-year study of Monroe County’s coastal flood risks has reached its next step with the release of the new DRAFT Coastal Flood Maps to County staff yesterday. The County has made the DRAFT maps a...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

JETHON WILLIAMS NAMED MONROE COUNTY EMPLOYEE OF THE SECOND QUARTER

Jethon Williams named Employee of the Second Quarter

Jethon Williams, Monroe County’s TV and Multimedia Manager in Information Technology, was named Monroe County’s 2019 Employee of the Second Quarter for his noteworthy performance that exceeds normal job expectations.

Williams was nominated for the award du...

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

MONROE COUNTY ESTABLISHES A CENSUS COORDINATOR FOR THE 2020 CENSUS TAKING PLACE APRIL 1

Keys 2020 Census Logo

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution to support the decennial census and establish a Complete Count Coordinator (CCC) to ensure an accurate census count in Monroe County.

In order to support the approaching 2020 census, the ...

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