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Posted on: October 27, 2020

ADDITIONAL TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN VIRTUAL PUBLIC OUTREACH MEETING TAKES PLACE NOV. 12

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Monroe County is in the process of preparing a Transportation Master Plan that will provide future direction for U.S. 1 within Monroe County. Due to technical issues during the first public outreach meeting in September, an additional meeting is scheduled...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

RAILING UPGRADES COMPLETE ON REYNOLDS STREET PIER AT HIGGS BEACH IN KEY WEST

Reynolds Street Pier overlooking the ocean at sunset with new railings

Monroe County Project Management completed an upgrade of the railings at Reynolds Street Pier at Higgs Beach. The railings were replaced per a grant Monroe County received to repair the pier and make the pier ADA compliant. The initial design included a c...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

2ND ROUND OF BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM & NONPROFIT PROGRAM APPROVED, ADD'L DETAILS TO FOLLOW

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved a second round of $1 million in CARES Act assistance for small businesses that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The Monroe County CARES Business Assistance Program consists of a one-time f...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

KEY LARGO COMMUNITY PARK TO CLOSE BASEBALL FIELDS FOR REFURBISHMENT THROUGH MID-DECEMBER

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Both baseball fields located at Key Largo Community Park, 500 St. Croix Place, will be closed from Monday, October 26, 2020 through mid-December while Monroe County Facilities Maintenance refurbish the fields and replace the sod. The County will provide a...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

DUCK KEY BRIDGE UPDATES: Bimini Bridge Affects Harbour, Plantation, and Yacht Club Islands

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) inspectors have advised that three interior island Duck Key bridges are deteriorating faster than anticipated. Based on the results, FDOT has issued the following weight restrictions: Bimini Bridge has a 9-t...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

MAYOR PRO TEM MICHELLE COLDIRON EARNS ADVANCED COUNTY COMMISSIONER DESIGNATION

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The Florida Association of Counties’ Institute for County Government presented Monroe County Mayor Pro Tem Michelle Coldiron with the Advanced County Commissioner designation following her completion of a comprehensive study program after becoming a Certi...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

MONROE COUNTY’S GASTESI AND HAAG PRESENT VIRTUALLY AT ANNUAL CLIMATE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

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Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi and Chief Resilience Officer Rhonda Haag presented at Tuesday’s 12th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Compact Climate Leadership Summit that was held virtually this year due to COVID-19. The summit is a...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

TEMPORARY KING TIDE FLOOD CONTROL BARRIERS TESTED IN KEY LARGO’S TWIN LAKES AREA

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Monroe County is testing a temporary flood control barrier in the Twin Lakes community in Key Largo to help alleviate recent king tide road flooding. As one of the County’s pilot road elevation projects not yet constructed, this interim measure will provi...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

MONROE COUNTY DISTRIBUTES $1 MILLION IN CARES ACT FUNDING TO 259 SMALL LOCAL BUSINESSES

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Monroe County has released all $1 million allocated by the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners for CARES Act Small Business Grant Program funding to 259 small local businesses that were affected by COVID-19. Businesses received grants based on com...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

MONROE COUNTY FLEET AND AIRPORT SURPLUS ITEMS FOR BID - BID BEFORE NOV. 5 AT 3 P.M.

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NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 3:00 P.M., the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following:

SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY, MONROE COUNTY, F...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

REGISTER NOW FOR FREE MOBILE VESSEL PUMP-OUT SERVICES EXPANDED TO UPPER KEYS ANCHORAGES

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Monroe County has contracted with On The Hook Marine Services to begin temporary mobile vessel pump-out services starting Oct. 1 in the following anchorages:

Services will be provided temporarily while Monroe County continues to seek a new vendor to provid...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

CALVIN ALLEN AND CHRISTINE DIAZ RECOGNIZED FOR 35+ YEARS OF SERVICE TO MONROE COUNTY

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Monroe County recognized two employees at Wednesday’s virtual Board of County Commissioner’s meeting. Calvin Allen, Monroe County’s ADA Coordinator, was recognized for his 35 years of service to Monroe County. Allen is retiring from the County at the end ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ADOPT FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners met virtually to adopt the fiscal year (FY) 2021 $460,311,267 budget. The budget is 2.6 percent lower than last year’s budget and includes a certified aggregate millage rate of 3.3435, which is les...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

MONROE COUNTY REMINDS PROPERTY OWNERS THAT STORMS ARE NOT AN EXCUSE TO CLEAR VEGETATION

Monroe County cuts down damaged trees at Big Pine Key Community Park after Hurricane Irma

A storm or hurricane is not an excuse to clear vegetation, especially native vegetation, like mangroves or gumbo limbo, from your property. Sometimes it is necessary to remove vegetative debris but there are limits as to what can be cleared. Hurricane Irm...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

COMMISSIONERS DIRECT STAFF TO LOOK INTO FEASIBILITY OF U.S. 1 TOLL FOR NON-RESIDENTS

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The Board of County Commissioners supports the exploration of a feasibility study for establishing toll lanes on U.S. 1 coming into the Florida Keys for non­residents to offset tourist impacts, for the protection and improvement of water quality, ...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

CHIEF OF FLOODPLAIN REGULATORY OPERATIONS MARY WINGATE RECOGNIZED FOR 25 YEARS OF SERVICE

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners presented a 25 Years of Service award to Mary Wingate, Chief of Floodplain Regulatory Operations in the Monroe County Building Department, during today’s virtual meeting. The commissioners and admi...

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