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Posted on: April 21, 2021

PUBLIC COMMENT ACCEPTED FOR NEW CANAL RESTORATION WORK PLAN THROUGH MAY 12

Canal Restoration on Canal 75 in Key Largo 2018-6

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners will accept public comment for the new canal restoration work program that requires updated canal master plan information and proposed selection criteria. The new plan ranks 96 canals in unincorporated Monro...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

ROAD AND DRAINAGE PROJECT ON 1ST STREET AND BERTHA STREET IN KEY WEST TO BEGIN WEEK OF APRIL 19

1st Street and Bertha Detour Aerial view from Google Maps

Monroe County’s 1st Street and Bertha Street Roadway and Drainage Improvement Project in Key West is scheduled to begin the week of April 19. The work will consist of reconstruction and resurfacing the two roads, installing a new stormwater coll...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

MONROE COUNTY BUILDING DEPARTMENT TO OPEN FOR IN-PERSON SERVICES ON APRIL 12

Special Permitting Workshop at the BOCC. Many people in attendance, socially distanced with masks.

The Monroe County permitting offices will be replacing the permit drop-off/pick-up and mail-in system with in-person permitting services, starting on Monday, April 12. The reopening plan of in-person intake and issuance will try to minimize delivery delay...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM TO BEGIN REOPENING TO IN-PERSON VISITS

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The Monroe County Public Library System will begin reopening to in-person visits on a staggered schedule while continuing to fill vacancies in the Marathon, Islamorada, and Key Largo branches that resulted from cutbacks during the height of COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

COMMISSIONERS RECOGNIZE STAFF, DRAFT CRS REPORT SHOWS COUNTY JUMPING TO CRS CLASS 3

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners recognized consultant Lori Lehr, staff members, and community members who contributed to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) Insurance Services Office (ISO) recommended ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

GABRIELA HENRI OF CODE COMPLIANCE AWARDED MONROE COUNTY’S EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Gabriela Henri awarded 2020 Employee of the Year virtually while sitting at her computer

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners awarded Gabriela Henri, an administrative assistant in code compliance, as Monroe County’s 2020 Employee of the Year for her positive impact on fellow staff members and performance that exceeds nor...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

TWO CONTRACTS APPROVED TO CLEAR HURRICANE IRMA MARINE DEBRIS FROM NEARSHORE WATERS & CANALS

Debris removed from canal 475 Geiger Key

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved two contracts at today’s meeting that will benefit nearshore water quality in unincorporated Monroe County. The first contract is with Adventure Environmental and subcontractor Monroe Coun...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

FLOOD POLICYHOLDERS IN UNINCORP COUNTY WILL SEE ADDITIONAL CRS DISCOUNTS IN 2022

2 examples of savings if moved to a class 3

Due to Monroe County’s efforts over the past five years in the voluntary Community Rating System (CRS), most of the nearly 14,400 National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders in unincorporated Monroe County are expected to receive new a...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

MONROE COUNTY TO IMPROVE PERMITTING PROCESS WITH ONLINE SERVICE

Update Graphic with plans in the background

COVID-19 brought to light how important it is to provide better customer service and the need to introduce online permitting, plan review, and inspections. The current permitting is handled by outdated software and County staff is evaluating a new system,...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

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

Screenshot of graph showing breakdown of potential allocations

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners directed staff to sign the required letter of support and financial certification and to accept the feasibility study developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for reducing coastal storm risk vul...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

2021 STATE OF THE COUNTY ANNUAL REPORT AND INFORMATION GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Michelle Coldiron in her living room doing a Zoom State of the County address

The 2021 State of the County Annual Report and Information Guide is now available online at www.monroecounty-fl.gov/stateofthecounty and at https://issuu.com/monroecounty.  

The annual report highlights Monroe County’s accomplishments in...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

PROJECT MANAGEMENT UPGRADES EAST MARTELLO FIELD, IMPROVES DRAINAGE AND VISABILITY

East Martello Field in preparation for grading, field is empty.

Monroe County is completing extensive grading, drainage, fencing, and lighting and electrical upgrades to the East Martello Field in Key West. The field is a popular event field for larger community events like Zombie Bike Ride, outdoor concerts, and annu...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

MONROE COUNTY SUBMITTING APPEAL REGARDING PRELIMINARY FEMA MAPS, HOMEOWNERS MAY DO THE SAME

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published its notice in the Federal Register seeking comment and information regarding the preliminary coastal flood maps (known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps or FIRMs). Any community or individual property ow...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

NEW DIRECTOR OF FLEET MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCED, RETIRING DIRECTOR ROY SANCHEZ THANKED FOR 34 YEARS

Daryl Greenlee in front of the Fleet Management office, green fleet management sign

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners have appointed current fleet business manager Daryl Greenlee as the new director of fleet management succeeding Roy Sanchez, who is retiring after serving in his current position for 34 years. Greenlee and S...

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