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Posted on: September 19, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING IN KEY LARGO

Photo of Fire Fighters presenting plaques to Commissioners to recognize one-year anniversary of Hurr

KEY LARGO, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners held its monthly meeting Wednesday at the Murray Nelson Government & Cultural Center in Key Largo. Here are some of the highlights:

COMMISSION DIRECTS COUNTY STAFF ON STATE&r...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

MONROE COUNTY BOCC APPROVES RICHARD STRICKLAND AS THE NEW DIRECTOR OF AIRPORTS

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners today approved Richard Strickland as the new Director of Airports, a position that oversees Key West International and the Florida Keys Marathon International airports.

Strickland replaces Don DeGraw, who res...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

ROWELL’S WATERFRONT PARK IN KEY LARGO REOPENS SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

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KEY LARGO, FL – Rowell’s Waterfront Park – at mile marker 104.5 on the Overseas Highway in Key Largo – is reopening Thursday morning, Sept. 20.

The 8-acre, kid- and dog-friendly park along Florida Bay, has been close...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE RESPONDS TO FIRE OF ABANDONED 65-FOOT WOOD TRAWLER AT STOCK ISLAND MARINA

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STOCK ISLAND, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue responded at 3:45 p.m. to a 65-foot, wooden trawler that was on fire at Robbie’s Marina on Stock Island. No one was injured in the blaze, Monroe County Fire Rescue’s Deputy Fire Marshal Craig Marston s...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

UPDATE: 41 MORE CANALS APPROVED FOR HURRICANE MARINE DEBRIS REMOVAL PROJECT IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

Hurricane Irma Debris removed from Canal 470 on Geiger Key-2W

MONROE COUNTY, FL – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has approved 41 more canals for the Monroe County-led $49.2 million project to cleanup Hurricane Irma marine debris.

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

MONROE COUNTY LAUNCHING ‘LESS THAN FEE’ PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WHO OWN A HOME AND ADJACENT VACANT LOT

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved the creation of a “Less Than Fee” Program for people who own a home and the adjacent vacant lot in unincorporated Monroe County.   ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ADOPTS FY 2019 $411.5 MILLION BUDGET

Final Public Hearing on FY 2019 Budget 9-10-18

KEY WEST, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners adopted a $411.5 million budget for Fiscal Year 2019 – $66.7 million for Capital and $344.7 million for Operating – on Monday night at the Final Public H...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

MONROE COUNTY SEEKING ADDITIONAL PUBLIC INPUT FOR 2020 STRATEGIC PLAN DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County is seeking public input as it enters the final phase of the creation of its 2020 Strategic Plan. This plan guides the scope and direction of County services based on priorities established by the Board of County...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

WORK BEGINS ON $49.2 MILLION HURRICANE DEBRIS CLEANUP IN KEYS CANALS FUNDED WITH FEDERAL GRANT

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MARATHON, FL – Crew members used a long-reach excavator anchored atop a barge on Friday to remove Hurricane Irma debris – including a sunken motorhome – from Canal #242 at 6099 Overseas Highway in Marathon.

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS FROM MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER’S AUGUST MEETING IN KEY WEST

Florida Keys National Marine Sancturary Secretary Sarah Fangman speaks at County Commission Meeting

KEY WEST, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners held their monthly meeting Aug. 15, 2018 at the Harvey Government Center in Key West. Here are some highlights:

APPROVED MOVING FORWARD ON CHANGING LAND-USE REGULATIONS FOR UNPLATTED ...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

MONROE COUNTY WORKING ON SCENIC VISTA PROJECTS AT TWO COUNTY PARKS WITH FDOT GRANT

New Scenic Vista at Big Pine Key Community Park

MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County’s Project Management Department is overseeing a project to construct two scenic vistas at two County parks along the Overseas Heritage Trail System.

The $763,000 project is funded with a grant by the Fl...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

MONROE COUNTY COMMISSION HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR BERNSTEIN PARK’S $7.9 MILLION RENOVATION

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STOCK ISLAND, FL – During the lunch break of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners monthly meeting Wednesday, the Commission hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Stock Island to celebrate the $7.9 million renovation of Bernstein Park.

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

AMERICAN AIRLINES TO CONTINUE NONSTOP SERVICE BETWEEN DALLAS/FORT WORTH AND KEY WEST AIRPORTS

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KEY WEST, FL – American Airlines will continue nonstop service from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Key West International Airport later this year.

The seasonal service began as a weekly flight June 9, 2018 was scheduled to co...

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