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Posted on: March 30, 2020

LIMITED FIRE STATIONS AND THE TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICES OFFER RE-ENTRY STICKERS FOR RESIDENTS

Monroe County residents will be able to pick up vehicle re-entry stickers at the county and some city fire stations between 1 and 5 p.m. until further notice. Stickers are also available at the Tax Collector’s Plantation Key, Marathon, and Key W...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND FWC PARTNER TO INCREASE MARINE PATROLLING

The Monroe County Office of Emergency Management announced Monday morning that all Florida Keys fishing bridges are closed and all public boat ramps are closed to visitors due to a directive that says that Monroe County is closed to visitors due to increa...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

APPLICATION AND RENEWAL PERIOD FOR HURRICANE PLACARD BUSINESS REENTRY OPEN THROUGH MAY 31

The application period for Monroe County Emergency Management’s 2020 Business Placard Reentry Program runs through May 31, 2020. Applications are now available at www.monroecountyem.com/placardprogram. The program ensures that personnel who are ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HOSTS COUNTYWIDE COORDINATION CALL REGARDING CORONAVIRUS

As concerns begin to mount in the United States about the potential spread of COVID-19 also known as Coronavirus, Monroe County Emergency Management hosted a countywide coordination call to discuss efforts being taken by multiple agencies to fend off any ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: NO CORONAVIRUS CASES BEING INVESTIGATED IN MONROE COUNTY

As concerns begin to mount in the United States about the potential spread of COVID-19 also known as Coronavirus, Bob Eadie, Administrator of Florida Department of Health in Monroe County, is asking Keys residents and visitors to remain calm and make sure...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

MONROE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS COMPLETE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TECHNICIAN COURSE

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For the past six weeks, 24 Monroe County Fire Rescue personnel participated in a 160-hour Hazardous Materials Technician Course at Joe London Fire Academy on Grassy Key in order to meet state minimum standards required for those who respond to hazardous m...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

PHOENIX AWARD PRESENTED TO MONROE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS AND TRAUMA STAR CREW BY ‘WIDOW MAKER’ SURVIVOR

MCFR meets with widow maker survivor Tad Kimes at Station 9.

It was a joyful Thursday morning when Tad Kimes of Big Coppitt Key was able to meet the Monroe County Firefighters and Trauma Star flight crew who saved his life on July 19, 2019. Kimes presented the emergency responders involved with saving his life the ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

DEPUTY CHIEF STEVE HUDSON TESTIFIES SUCCESSES OF TRAUMA STAR IN TALLAHASSEE

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Monroe County Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Steve Hudson testified before the Florida Senate Banking and Insurance Committee and the Florida House Health Market Reform Subcommittee on Jan. 21 regarding legislation aimed to protect Floridians from the practice ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY DIRECTIVE: TOURIST BAN ENFORCEMENT PROTOCOL

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The Emergency Directive 20-02 (Tourist Ban) Enforcement Protocol was collaboratively developed by Monroe County and the five municipalities with input from the Tax Collector, the Sheriff, and the State Attorney. Law enforcement officers are not p...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

OFFICIALS TO RESTRICT TRAVEL ON FLORIDA KEYS OVERSEAS HIGHWAY (U.S. 1)

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Concerned about limiting exposure to coronavirus, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is coordinating implementation of southbound traffic stops at mile marker 112.5 on the Florida Keys Overseas Highway, and on State Road 905 (Card Sound...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

MONROE COUNTY DIRECTS KEYS LODGING BUSINESSES TO CLOSE TO VISITORS

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Citing concerns for increasing threats to the Florida Keys from COVID-19, Monroe County officials announced Thursday plans to close hotels, guest houses, short-term rentals in RV parks and vacation rentals beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 22. This was do...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

CLOSURES: NOTICE OF OPERATIONAL PRECAUTIONS IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY DECLARATION

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In response to the State of Local Emergency Declaration due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in an effort to better support our staff members and continue to provide outstanding public service responsive to the needs of our citizens, we will be following...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

MONROE COUNTY POSTPONES MARCH BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MONTHLY MEETING

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners postponed its Wednesday, March 18 BOCC meeting in Key Largo to the scheduled Wednesday, April 15 meeting that will take place at the Marathon Government Center.

“There are several very important top...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

BERNSTEIN PARK ON STOCK ISLAND AWARDED MULTIGENERATIONAL PARK DESIGNATION

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Multigenerational parks are for everyone because fun has no age limit. Bernstein Park on Stock Island just received its multigenerational park designation from the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County for being a modern park that reflects the com...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

MONROE COUNTY’S BERNSTEIN PARK ON STOCK ISLAND RECEIVES NEW CIRCUIT TRAINING FITNESS COURT

New fitness equipment at Bernstein Park

Monroe County Project Management finished the installation of a new fitness court at Bernstein Park on Stock Island. The fitness court is a 40 by 40 square foot park that has the equipment to perform bodyweight circuit resistance workouts for a variety of...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

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

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) provided a presentation to the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners of the Tentatively Selected Plan of the Florida Keys Coastal Storm Risk Management Study at today’s BOCC meeting.

The USACE provid...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM (CRS) CLASS 4 DESIGNATION MEANS DISCOUNTS ON FLOOD POLICIES

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Monroe County’s Community Rating System (CRS) Consultant Lori Lehr presented a Repetitive Flood Loss Area analysis and identified repetitive flood loss areas in unincorporated Monroe County at Wednesday’s Board of County Commissioners ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

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

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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: 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: 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: October 29, 2019

KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ADDS DIRECT BOSTON FLIGHT STARTING IN FEBRUARY

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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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