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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Monroe County Hurricane Irma Recovery Update: Debris Collection and County parks

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HURRICANE LAND DEBRIS COLLECTION

Monroe County’s new hurricane debris contractor, DRC Emergency Services, has about 33 trucks working on County roads in the hardest hit area of the Keys from MM 16 to MM 40. About 8,000 cubic yards of debris is be...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

TDC Fishing Umbrella Meeting Notice

TDCLogo.jpg Meeting Notice Florida Keys Fishing Tournaments, Inc. (for the Monroe County Tourist Development Council’s Fishing Umbrella) will hold their Recommendation Committee and General Meeting on December 6, 2017 7:00pm at Hyatt Place Faro Blanco in M...Read on...
Posted on: November 20, 2017

FEMA HAS PROVIDED NEARLY $53 MILLION TO MONROE COUNTY IRMA SURVIVORS

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County homeowners and renters impacted by Hurricane Irma have received nearly $53 million in assistance for housing and other recovery needs from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

 

Here is a fact ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

INSPECTIONS TO BEGIN FOR 140 HOMEOWNERS ALREADY REGISTERED IN FEMA’S STEP PROGRAM FOR RAPID REPAIRS

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – At least 140 homeowners in the Florida Keys have registered for FEMA’s Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power program known as STEP. This new grant program only has been implemented twice before – after ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

MONROE COUNTY REQUESTS FDOT CONTRACTOR STOP HURRICANE VEGETATIVE DEBRIS BURNING ON CUDJOE KEY

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CUDJOE KEY, FL – Due to the continuing complaints from residents, the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners directed County Administrator Roman Gastesi to send a formal request to the Florida Department of Transportation to stop the hurric...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

MONROE COUNTY COMMISSSIONERS AND STAFF PARTICIPATE IN FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES LEGISLATIVE CO

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SARASOTA, FL – Monroe County Commissioners and senior staff attended the Florida Association of Counties’ 2017-2018 Legislative Conference this week at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota.

Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi gave the Key...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

TDC Dive Umbrella Meeting Notice

TDCLogo.jpg TDC Dive Umbrella Meeting Notice There will be a Monroe County Tourist Development Council Dive Umbrella Meeting on Thursday, November 30, 2017, 9:30am at the Hyatt Place Marathon. For more information contact CeCe Roycraft at Dive Key West (305) 296-38...Read on...
Posted on: November 14, 2017

MONROE COUNTY COMMISSION CHOOSES DAVID RICE AS NEW COUNTY MAYOR

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KEY WEST, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners selected David Rice to become the County’s new mayor on Tuesday at the Commission meeting at the Harvey Government Center in Key West. For the past year Rice served as Mayo...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

$50 MILLION IN FEMA ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO MONROE COUNTY HURRICANE IRMA SURVIVORS

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County homeowners and renters impacted by Hurricane Irma have received more than $50 million in assistance for housing and other recovery needs from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

NEW CONTRACTOR BEGINS HURRICANE DEBRIS REMOVAL IN HARDEST HIT AREA OF MONROE COUNTY

MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County’s new contractor, DRC Emergency Services, began collecting hurricane debris today on County roads in the area from MM 16 to MM 40.

Collection will continue for the next few weeks. No deadline has been ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

LAST PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT FEMA’S STEP PROGRAM TONIGHT AT SUGARLOAF SCHOOL

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BIG PINE KEY, FL – As of Wednesday morning, 38 homeowners have registered for FEMA’s Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power program known as STEP. This new grant program only has been implemented twice before – after Supers...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Homeowners Signed Up for FEMA'S New STEP Repair Program at Public Meeting Monday Night

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About 25 members of the public attended the first of three public meetings about FEMA’s Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power program known as STEP. This new grant program only has been implemented twice before – after Superstorm Sa...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

UPDATE: HURRICANE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS IN MONROE COUNTY

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Monroe County’s and DOT’s contractors have combined to remove 1,102,751 cubic yards of hurricane debris and more than 5,300 white goods (appliances) in unincorporated Monroe County, Layton and along the Overseas Highway.

Here is the sta...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

REMINDER: FInal Sweeps for Hurricane Debris Underway in Parts of Monroe County

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Final sweeps
for hurricane debris began Oct. 29 in Key Largo, Tavernier, Conch Key, Duck Key,Layton and between Mile Marker 5 on Stock Island and Mile Marker 15 on Bay
Point.

Oct. 28 was the deadline to put hurricane debris on the County right of way for...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

FLORIDA KEYS CONTINUES TO EXPERIENCE KING TIDES HIGHER THAN NOAA’S PREDICTION

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Monroe County continues to  experience higher than predicted King tides, running about .5  to .75 foot above the original prediction from National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for th...

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

FEMA ASSISTANCE PROVIDED/AVAILABLE FOR HURRICANE IRMA SURVIVORS IN MONROE COUNTY

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MONROE COUNTY, FL -- Monroe County has worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Keys’ residents impacted by Hurricane Irma receive assistance for housing and other recovery needs. While much public attention has been fo...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

MONROE COUNTY AND FDOT SUED BY DEBRIS REMOVAL CONTRACTOR ASHBRITT

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – AshBritt Inc., Monroe County’s debris removal contractor for Hurricane Irma, sent the County an email on Oct. 25 with a complaint for “Declaratory Relief.” In the legal complaint, AshBri...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

REMINDER: MONROE COUNTY’S HURRICANE DEBRIS HAULERS TO BEGIN FINAL SWEEP OCT. 29 IN SOME AREAS

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MONROE
COUNTY, FL –
If you live in Key Largo, Tavernier, Conch Key, Duck Key, Layton or between Mile Marker 5 on Stock Island and Mile Marker 15 on Baypoint, you must put your hurricane debris on the County right of way (curbside) by the evening...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

KEY LARGO COMMUNITY PARK REOPENS FOLLOWING HURRICANE IRMA REPAIRS/CLEANUP

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KEY LARGO, FL – Key Largo Community Park opened today, with a few limitations. The beach volleyball courts are not ready and part of the parking lot is still a temporary debris site for vegetation.

The park was damaged by Hurricane Irma, which st...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

MARATHON LIBRARY REOPENS OCT. 23 WITH COMPLETION OF HURRICANE REPAIRS

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MARATHON, FL –The Marathon Library reopened this morning.

This branch of the Monroe County Library System had been closed for the past few weeks due to damage suffered by Hurricane Irma. Repairs to power equipment took longer than hoped due to d...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE RESPONDS TO FUEL TANKER-UTILITY TRUCK COLLISION ON CUDJOE KEY

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CUDJOE KEY, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue responded at about 1:15 p.m. to an accident involving an apparent head-on collision between a fuel tanker going northbound and a line truck at mile marker 21 on the Overseas Highway near Blimp Road on Cu...

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS FROM MONROE COUNTY’S BOCC MEETING OF OCT. 18, 2017

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MARATHON, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners took a couple of steps to move forward on the removal of marine debris from canals throughout the Keys during its monthly meeting at the Marathon Government Center.

The BOCC adopted a...

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

MONROE COUNTY’S HURRICANE DEBRIS HAULERS TO BEGIN FINAL SWEEP OCT. 29 IN SOME PARTS OF ITS SERVICE A

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MONROE
COUNTY, FL –
Monroe County’s Hurricane Irma debris removal contractor Ashbritt Environmental has completed first passes on more than 90 percent of the County roads in its County service area and will begin the final sweep on Oct...

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Posted on: October 14, 2017

MONROE COUNTY-LED TASK FORCE ON HOUSING HAS GARNERED FEMA RENTAL ASSISTANCE OF 300% FAIR MARKET RATE

MONROE COUNTY, FL – The Monroe County-led task force on housing has been working on creative solutions – due to the unique lodging challenges of the Florida Keys – to help FEMA find temporary housing for people who have lost ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

Preliminary Damage Assessment Completed in Unincorporated Monroe County

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Monroe County has completed a Preliminary Damage Assessment of residential structures in unincorporated Monroe County due to Hurricane Irma.

The Preliminary Damage Assessment results estimate the following:

  • 3,884 unaffected structures;
  • 10,009 affected struc...
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Posted on: October 9, 2017

MONROE COUNTY BUILDING INSPECTORS EVALUATING HURRICANE IRMA DAMAGE OF STRUCTURES

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – As hurricane Irma survivors in Monroe County continue rebuilding their lives, property owners will face many challenges. The County is focused on public safety as it’s foremost mission.

 

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

MORE THAN 160,000 CUBIC YARDS OF HURRICANE DEBRIS HAS BEEN COLLECTED IN UNINCORPORATED MONROE COUNTY

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Progress continues for the free collection of hurricane debris in unincorporated Monroe County and in the municipalities of Layton and Key Colony Beach, which contracted with the County to provide its hurricane debris removal...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

REQUIREMENTS FOR PLACING A RECREATION VEHICLE (RV) or TRAVEL TRAILER NEXT TO YOUR UNINHABITABLE HOME

Due to State of Emergency of
Hurricane Irma, temporary emergency housing can be utilized for temporaryoccupancy by residents displaced by the storm.

Temporary emergency housing meansrecreational vehicles (RV or Travel trailer) used for temporary occupanc...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

FLORIDA KEYS EXPERIENCING KING TIDES HIGHER THAN NOAA’S PREDICTION

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County is experiencing higher than predicted King tides, running about .75 foot above the original prediction from the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of .51 feet for...

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

The Monroe County Tourist Development Council Emergency Capital Funding Available

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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:  The Monroe County Tourist Development Council has made available one million dollars in EMERGENCY Capital funding to assist governmental entities and non-profit organizations who have incurred damage due to Hurricane Irma....Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2017

BERNSTEIN PARK GETS 3 ACRES OF NEW SOD AS PART OF $7.7 MILLION MAKEOVER

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Monroe County’s Bernstein Park on Stock Island is looking a lot more like a grassy oasis these days after nearly 3 acres of sod recently was installed.

The new grass is part of the County’s $7.7-million renovation project to turn the pa...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Strategic Planning Survey

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To my fellow County residents, business-owners and stakeholders,

     Monroe County has begun to update its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, which will guid...

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