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Posted on: March 22, 2019

NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY TAKES PLACE MARCH 29 AT BAYVIEW PARK IN KEY WEST

Key West Vietnam Veterans Wall

NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY TAKES PLACE MARCH 29 AT BAYVIEW PARK IN KEY WEST

KEY WEST, FL – The National Vietnam War Veterans Day Ceremony will take place Friday, March 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Garden at B...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

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

A proclamation is presented at the March BOCC meeting

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) held its monthly meeting Thursday at the Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo. Below are some highlights:

Proclamation:

Monroe County Mayor Sylvia Murphy and the Board of County Commissioners pr...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

MONROE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ADOPT 2020 STRATEGIC PLAN AT THE MARCH BOCC MEETING

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At the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners monthly meeting Thursday, the Commission adopted the 2020 Monroe County Strategic Plan. This five-year Plan guides priorities and direction of County services through the annual budget process.

The updated...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

MONROE COUNTY OFFICIALS ATTEND FLORIDA KEYS DAY IN TALLAHASSEE

Florida Keys officials at Florida Keys Day in Tallahassee

Monroe County Commissioners, senior staff, officials from Florida Keys municipalities and local business owners were in the state capital Tuesday for the 10th annual Florida Keys Day. In addition to meeting with legislators, Monroe County Mayor Sylvia Mur...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

MONROE COUNTY LONG TERM RECOVERY GROUP CELEBRATES OPENING OF VOLUNTEER VILLAGE

Long Term Recovery Group photo

The Monroe County Long Term Recovery Group opened its mobile Volunteer Village on Tuesday on Big Pine Key. The village, set up on County-owned land, is a creative solution to temporarily house volunteers who come to the Florida Keys to help with Hurricane...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

APPLICATION AND RENEWAL PERIOD FOR HURRICANE PLACARD REENTRY PROGRAM RUNS THROUGH MAY 1

IRMA - Headed Home Keys Strong picture

The application period for Monroe County Emergency Management’s 2019 Business Placard Reentry Program runs through May 1, 2019. NEW applicants can apply at www.monroecountyem.com/placardprogram. Businesses approved for the 2018 hurricane...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

FIRST PITCH OF THE UPPER KEYS LITTLE LEAGUE SEASON THROWN BY MONROE COUNTY’S GLASSMER

Robert Glassmer throws first pitch at Harry Harris Park

Robert Glassmer, Monroe County Administrator of Buildings, Parks and Beaches in the Upper Keys, was honored to be invited to the mound to throw the first pitch of the season. He helped spearhead the effort to get the ball fields ready in time for the litt...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

COUNTY LEADERS TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON TO DISCUSS FUNDING, REIMBURSEMENTS, APPEALS AND REFORM

Monroe County officials in Washington, DC

Monroe County leaders, County Commissioner Heather Carruthers, County Administrator Roman Gastesi, and County Legislative Affairs Director Lisa Tennyson, traveled to Washington, DC this past week to meet with government agencies to garner support for Monr...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

10 CANALS APPROVED FOR NRCS GRANT-FUNDED SEDIMENT REMOVAL ON BIG PINE KEY, MARATHON AND ISLAMORADA

Debris removed from canal 475 Geiger Key

On Feb. 26, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) approved 10 canals in Monroe County for sediment removal caused by Hurricane Irma.

The County submitted 34 canals to NRCS for funding for sediment removal eligi...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

MONROE COUNTY CONTINUES REPAIRS AT 3 BIG PINE KEY PARKS AND HARRY HARRIS PARK IN TAVERNIER

Watson Field and Park reopens with fencing repairs made

Monroe County has hired several contractors to work simultaneously on projects to repair Hurricane Irma damage at several County parks. Here is an update:

  • At Watson Field, off Key Deer Boulevard, the tennis courts, dog park, and baseball field are now open...
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Posted on: February 20, 2019

BOCC TAKES MEASURES TO ADDRESS UPCOMING RELEASE OF FEMA’S DRAFT FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS

Photo of floodplain map

KEY WEST, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners took measures Wednesday to address the upcoming release of FEMA’s draft Flood Insurance Rate Maps, which are expected in April. This is followed by the publication of preliminary maps, likely ...

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Posted on: February 18, 2019

KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WELCOMES NEW DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM CHICAGO AND PHILADELPHIA

First Philly flight arrives at Key West International Airport

Key West International Airport (EYW) celebrated two new nonstop services through American Airlines from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on Saturday. The first arriving passengers received a...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

FLORIDA KEYS MARATHON AIRPORT CONDUCTS SUCCESSFUL FULL-SCALE DISASTER EXERCISE

Airport exercise photo

The Florida Keys Marathon International Airport conducted its full-scale disaster drill on Thursday with a success response outcome. The drill included 14 volunteer victims and four contained fires from a mock airplane collision on the west end of the air...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS

Image of surplus sale

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on March 26, 2019 at 3 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following:

SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY FOR MON...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO REVISITS CANAL 242 TO SEE PROGRESS OF MONROE COUNTY-LED MARINE DEBRIS PROGRAM

Senator Marco Rubio revisits canal 242

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio revisited Canal 242 with Monroe County, City of Marathon and Village of Islamorada officials on Friday to see for himself the result of a $49.2 million grant to remove Hurricane Irma marine debris from Florida Keys canals. This wa...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

FLEET MECHANIC DONALD LOWRIE NAMED MONROE COUNTY’S 2018 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR FOR HEROICS

Monroe County Employee of Year 2018 Donald Lowrie

In May 2018, Donald Lowrie heard screams coming from a young girl being attacked by two large dogs and came to her aid, suffering severe injuries to himself in the effort. For his heroics, as well as his day-to-day, exceptional performance as a Mechanic G...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

REBUILD FLORIDA ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR LANDLORDS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Photo of the Rebuild Florida Bus

Rebuild Florida is a federally funded program for homeowners who meet eligibility requirements and need financial assistance to repair, elevate, rebuild or replace a structure that was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma.

Rebuild Florida reconstruction ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

CATHY CRANE SELECTED AS MONROE COUNTY’S NEW DIRECTOR OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Photo of Cathy Crane who was selected as new director of Veterans Affairs for Monroe County.

MONROE COUNTY, FL – Cathy Crane was selected as the new Director of Monroe County Veterans Affairs by a five-person committee led by County Administrator Roman Gastesi. The position requires the approval of the Monroe County Board of Co...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

MONROE COUNTY TO BEGIN BOAT RAMP IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AT HARRY HARRIS PARK IN TAVERNIER

A photo of Harry Harris Boat Ramp.

Monroe County will begin a grant-funded project on Jan. 7, 2019 to upgrade both boat ramps at Harry Harris Park in Tavernier. 

The two boat ramps are separated by a dock. Construction will be limited to one ramp at a time. This will allow the adja...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

REBUILD FLORIDA REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR HOMEOWNERS EXTENDED TO MARCH 29, 2019

Photo of the Rebuild Florida Bus

Rebuild Florida, a federally funded program implemented by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), has extended its deadline to register to March 29, 2019.

In the first phase, $50 million is earmarked for Monroe County homeowners to rebuild, ...

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