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Posted on: January 20, 2020

COUNTY TO HOST U.S. CENSUS REPRESENTATIVES TO ANSWER RESIDENT'S QUESTIONS

Keys 2020 Census Logo

Monroe County will host representatives from the US Census Bureau on Jan. 30 and 31 to provide the community with information about the upcoming 2020 Census.

Thursday, Jan 30 at Key West Harvey Government Center from 5:30-7 p.m.

Friday, Jan 31 at&a...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

JAMES “JIMMY” STEFFEN OF VETERANS AFFAIRS NAMED AS MONROE COUNTY’S EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Jimmy Steffen Veterans Affairs stands in front of the veteran shuttle

If you are a veteran in Monroe County and you need a ride to the mainland to visit the doctor, there a good chance you know James “Jimmy” Steffen, Monroe County’s employee of the fourth quarter and recently awarded Monroe Cou...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTALLS A NEW BOATER INFORMATION KIOSK AT HARRY HARRIS PARK

Conceptual drawing of the boat ramp kiosk

Monroe County Project Management is installing a new boater information kiosk at the Harry Harris Park boat ramp in Key Largo. The project is being funded through state boating improvement funds generated from recreational vessel registrations. The kiosk ...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

COUNTY RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND OPEN HOUSES ON NEWLY RELEASED PRELIMINARY FLOOD MAPS

Monroe County Building Department looks over the newly released maps

All Monroe County residents and business owners are encouraged to attend a FEMA public flood risk information open house to learn about their flood risk, view the newly proposed preliminary digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and find out how the inf...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

ROMAN GASTESI: 2019 MONROE COUNTY A YEAR IN REVIEW – 2020 LOOKING INTO THE NEW DECADE

Roman Gastesi at his desk

As we welcome a new decade, Monroe County staff is proud of the work that was done this past year to enhance the quality of the lives of our citizens, business owners, and visitors.

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners are leading the country in...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2019

COURT DISMISSES GRINDER PUMP CASE AGAINST MONROE COUNTY AND FLORIDA KEYS AQUEDUCT AUTHORITY

Written: Press Release on whiteboard

Acting Circuit Judge Mark Wilson dismissed a lawsuit over the placement of sewer technology in resident’s yards in the Lower Keys. On Dec. 17, the Court dismissed the latest challenge, brought earlier this year by a group of property owners against Monroe...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

BOCC DIRECTS STAFF TO EXPEDITE STILLWRIGHT POINT NEIGHBORHOOD ROAD VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS

Rhonda Haag and Judy Clarke present at the Monroe County BOCC meeting

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) discussed and directed staff to expedite the analysis and modeling of the Stillwright Point neighborhood in Key Largo to determine the recommended road adaptations, cost, and related policy decisions ...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

MONROE COUNTY WELCOMES “THE QUARRY” TO ROCKLAND KEY AT RIBBON CUTTING

The Quarry ribbon cutting group photo

Monroe County Mayor Heather Carruthers, Mayor Pro Tem Michelle Coldiron, Commissioner David Rice, and State Rep. Holly Raschein joined the Toppino family and The Vestcor Companies last week to cut the ribbon on the affordable housing project “The Quarry” ...
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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

CARD SOUND TOLL ANNUAL PASS AVAILABLE THROUGH JANUARY IN KEY LARGO/OCEAN REEF

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

The Card Sound Toll Annual Pass is available for purchase at the Monroe County Building Department Office in the Visitor’s Center at the Ocean Reef Club on Tuesdays through Thursdays through Dec. 18 and then from Dec. 30 through Jan. 30. The Ann...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

MONROE COUNTY TOURS WASTE MANAGEMENT RECYCLING CENTER, RECYCLING REMINDERS

Paper Bail at the Waste Management

Monroe County Mayor Pro Tem Michelle Coldiron joined Cheryl Sullivan, Monroe County Director of Solid Waste, and Greg Sullivan, Director of Waste Management in the Florida Keys, to tour the South Florida recycling center located in Pembroke Pines. In addi...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

MONROE COUNTY RECEIVES $15 MILLION SET ASIDE FOR VOLUNTARY HOME BUYOUT PROGRAM

Written: Press Release on whiteboard

The State of Florida announced today Monroe County will receive $15 million for the Voluntary Home Buyout Program. The voluntary program aims to reduce community risk by purchasing homes in high flood-risk areas impacted by Hurricane Irma. The City of Mar...
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Posted on: December 2, 2019

MAYOR CARRUTHERS SPEAKS AT FAC LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE AS WATER POLICY CHAIR

Carruthers speaks at FAC Legislative Conference in Nov. 2019

Monroe County Mayor Heather Carruthers, chair of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Water Policy Committee, addressed the attendees of the 2019 Legislative Conference held in November in Ft. Lauderdale.

“Water is paramount to Florida's eco...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

GENERATOR TECHNICIAN CRAIG SMITH ANNOUNCED AS MONROE COUNTY EMPLOYEE OF THE THIRD QUARTER

Craig Smith Headshot Employee of the 3rd Quarter

Monroe County Generator Technician Craig Smith was announced as the Monroe County Employee of the Third Quarter for his dedicated service during the threat of Hurricane Dorian in September.

“Before, during, and after hurricanes, Craig works out o...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

COUNTY PARTNERS WITH MULTIPLE AGENCIES DRAINAGE, ROADWAY, & SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Roadway project design meeting in Key West in November

Monroe County, in conjunction with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and City of Key West, is in the 60 percent design phase of a .8-mile comprehensive roadway, sidewalk, and drainage improvement project in Key West. The project will take place ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER (EOC) SITE SELECTED AT MARATHON AIRPORT

Emergency Operations Conceptual Drawing

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners selected the southwest corner of the Marathon airport property for the Monroe County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the recommendation of staff. The staff evaluated seven locations on the property. The...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2019

COMMISSIONER HEATHER CARRUTHERS TAPPED AS MONROE COUNTY MAYOR; MICHELLE COLDIRON AS MAYOR PRO TEM

Mayor Carruthers recognizes Commissioner Murphy for her mayoral duties

At the November Board of County Commissioner’s meeting, the board chose Commissioner Heather Carruthers to serve as Monroe County Mayor and Commissioner Michelle Coldiron to serve as Mayor Pro Tem for the next year. Mayor Carruthers is in her third term a...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ADDS DIRECT BOSTON FLIGHT STARTING IN FEBRUARY

The island of Key West by air after taking off from Key West airport

Key West International Airport (EYW) will offer a new nonstop service through American Airlines from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) starting Feb. 15 through May 2, 2020 on Saturdays.

“This is the first time this route will be offered no...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

CELEBRATING THE CLEARING OF THE LAST CANAL: NRCS HURRICANE IRMA MARINE DEBRIS PROGRAM

Rhonda Haag and Roman Gastesi celebrate at the last canal being cleared

Monroe County, Village of Islamorada, and Dept. of Environmental Protection officials along with the vendor Adventure Environmental, Inc. and the monitoring company Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions celebrated the clearing of the last canal ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

MONROE COUNTY OFFICIALS BREAK GROUND AT PLANTATION KEY COURTHOUSE AND DETENTION CENTER

Monroe County commissioners and project management break ground at the courthouse

Monroe County Mayor Sylvia Murphy, Commissioners David Rice and Michelle Coldiron, Monroe County Project Management, members of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and Constitutional Officers attended Friday&rsqu...

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