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Posted on: December 5, 2021

VOLUNTARY HOME BUYOUT PROGRAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Inside of home with considerable damage and roof falling in

Monroe County extended the registration deadline for the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Voluntary Home Buyout Program until further notice. Property owners who qualify for the program will receive market value for their property.

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM AWARDED $975,000 GRANT FOR TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES

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The Monroe County Public Library system was awarded a record-breaking American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant for $975,469. This is the greatest amount awarded to a Florida library and the highest ever bestowed to Monroe's libraries. The 100 percen...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

NEW MAYOR -- DAVID RICE -- AND MAYOR PRO TEM -- CRAIG CATES -- SELECTED FOR MONROE COUNTY

Coldiron (standing) passes the gavel to Rice (standing) on the dais

At Wednesday's Board of County Commissioner's meeting, the board chose Mayor Pro Tem David Rice to serve as Monroe County Mayor and Commissioner Craig Cates to serve as Mayor Pro Tem for the next year. Mayor Rice is in his fourth term as commissioner, and...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

COMMISSIONER RASCHEIN APPOINTED POLICY LEADER OF TWO FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES COMMITTEES

Raschein is sworn in with son standing beside her in front of a County seal with flags

Monroe County Commissioner Holly Merrill Raschein received a mid-year appointment as a Policy Leader on the Presidential Select Committee on Preemption and on the Water and Environmental Sustainability (WES) Committee.

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

HOLLY RASCHEIN SWORN IN TO FILL DISTRICT 5 'MIKE FORSTER' COUNTY COMMISSION SEAT

Raschein is sworn in with son standing beside her in front of a County seal with flags

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Holly Raschein of Tavernier to fill the District 5 Board of County Commissioners seat. The seat was held by Commissioner Mike Forster, who passed away earlier this month. She was sworn in Sept. 28 by Deputy Clerk Jennifer Belz ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

MONROE COUNTY TO EXPERIENCE SEASONAL KING TIDES THROUGH DECEMBER, TAKE PRECAUTIONS

Monroe County crew place large orange barriers, Tiger Dams, along a Key Largo street.

Monroe County will experience seasonal high king tides through December. King tides are unusually high tides that occur several times a year, usually in the fall, that can cause coastal tidal flooding, especially in low-lying areas. Monroe County is monit...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

BIG PINE KEY SWIMMING HOLE AND NATURE CENTER UNDER CONSTRUCTION; MAYOR COLDIRON TOURS PROPERTY

County Mayor and staff look over plans at the swimming hole site

The Big Pine Key Swimming Hole and Nature Center at the Lower Keys Scenic Viewing Area, an extension of the Overseas Heritage Trail, is under construction with an estimated completion date in summer 2022. The area will have 17 parking spaces, bike racks, ...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

VETERANS AFFAIRS TO REOPEN MARATHON SATELLITE OFFICE ON 2ND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH

Cathy Crane and Dawn Crane look at a computer screen. A tv shows a picture of the VA staff.

Monroe County Veterans Affairs will reopen the Marathon satellite office on the second Wednesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Monroe County Public Library Marathon Branch, 3490 Overseas Highway, Marathon. The first one is on Aug. 11.

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

MONROE COUNTY ANNOUNCES MARINA PUMP-OUT OUTFITTING PROGRAM TO HELP LOCAL MARINA OWNERS

Pump-Out Logo from CVA with boat and pump-out graphic

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved the Marina Pump-Out Outfitting Program (MPOOP) at today’s regularly scheduled meeting to reduce pollutant discharges from liveaboard vessels by expanding the number and use of sewage pump-out facili...

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