Click to Home
Go To Search

Home

44 Stories
Posted on: January 19, 2018

DEADLINE TO PUT HURRICANE DEBRIS ON COUNTY RIGHTS OF WAY FROM MM 28 to 40 IS SUNDAY, JAN. 28; FINAL

IRMA - Debris Removal Big Pine-2 LR.jpg

MONROE COUNTY, FL – The last day to put eligible hurricane debris on County and private roads in the Mile Marker 28 to 40 area (Little Torch, Big Pine and No Name keys) is Sunday, Jan. 28.

Final pass in this area will begin Monday, Jan. 29 and co...

Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2018

MONROE COUNTY TO HOST PUBLIC MEETING FOR HOMEOWNERS NAVIGATING REBUILDING/PERMITTING PROCESS FOR HOM

Replacement of Damaged Home with Code Compliant Home.png

BIG PINE KEY, FL – Was your home destroyed or badly damaged by Hurricane Irma and you need help navigating the rebuilding and repair process in Monroe County?

Monroe County will host a public meeting to explain County processes, provide informati...

Read on...

Posted on: January 17, 2018

GRAND OPENING CEREMONY FOR MONROE COUNTY’S NEW JOE LONDON FIRE TRAINING FACILITY ON CRAWL KEY

Ribbon cutting of Joe London facility-1 LR.jpg

CRAWL KEY, FL – The grand opening ceremony for the new Joe London fire training classroom facility was held Wednesday during the lunchbreak of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners monthly meeting.

The new $1.96 million, 5,000-square-fo...

Read on...

Posted on: January 16, 2018

MONROE COUNTY IS SENDING LETTERS TO SOME HOMEOWNERS REGARDING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE CAUSED BY HURRICANE

Monroe County participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which provides all homeowners and businesses an opportunity to purchase flood insurance at federally subsidized rates...

Read on...

Posted on: January 16, 2018

Notice of Public Meeting

The Monroe County Personnel Policies and Procedures Committee will be meeting for the purpose of reviewing suggested revisions to the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, 11:00 a.m. in confer...Read on...
Posted on: January 16, 2018

MORE THAN 2.3 MILLION CUBIC YARDS OF HURRICANE DEBRIS AND 19,250 DESTROYED WHITE GOODS HAVE BEEN REM

MONROE COUNTY – Since Category 4 Hurricane Irma struck on Sept. 10, 2017, more than 2.3 million cubic yards of hurricane debris – both vegetative and construction/demolition (C&D) – and more than 19,000 destroyed white go...

Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2018

ALL BUILDING PERMITS ACTIVE ON SEPT. 4, 2017 IN MONROE COUNTY WILL RECEIVE 180 DAYS EXTENSION

This week Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-330, which extends the state of emergency declared in Executive Order 17-235 and 17-287 for another 60 days.

Therefore, in Monroe County, all building permits active on Sept. 4, 2017 will receive a to...

Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2018

FEMA FUNDING TOPS $172 MILLION FOR MONROE COUNTY IRMA SURVIVORS

MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County homeowners and renters impacted by Hurricane Irma have received more than $172.4 million in federal funding for housing, flood insurance claims and other recovery needs from the Federal Emergency Management Agen...

Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2018

DEADLINE TO PUT HURRICANE DEBRIS ON COUNTY RIGHTS OF WAY FROM MM 16 to 28 IS SUNDAY, JAN. 14

MONROE COUNTY, FL – The last day to put eligible hurricane debris on County and private roads in the Mile Marker 16 to 28 area (Lower Sugarloaf Key through Middle Torch Key) is Sunday, Jan. 14.

Final pass in this area will begin Monday, Jan. 15...

Read on...

Posted on: January 10, 2018

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, January 25, 2018, 9:30am at the Hyatt Place Marathon. For more information contact CeCe Roycraft at Dive Key West (305) 296-382...Read on...
Posted on: January 22, 2018

TDC Fishing Umbrella Meeting Cancellation Notice

TDCLogo.jpg
TDC Fishing Umbrella Meeting Cancellation Notice The January 24, 2018 Fishing Umbrella Meeting has been cancelled.  For more information regarding this meeting, please contact Christina at 305-872-2233. All Fishing Umbrella Meetings are open to...
Read on...
Posted on: January 4, 2018

TRAUMA STAR AIR AMBULANCE FLEW RECORD 923 PATIENTS TO MAINLAND FOR LIFE-SAVING CARE IN 2017

22 - Trauma Star-1.jpg

MONROE COUNTY, FL – In 2017, Monroe County’s Trauma Star program flew a record 923 patients to mainland hospitals to receive life-saving care not available on the island chain.

Trauma Star’s fleet of two twin-engine Sikorsky h...

Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2018

NEARLY 2.2 MILLION CUBIC YARDS OF HURRICANE DEBRIS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM ROADS IN THE KEYS

December Debris Cleanup-1.jpg

MONROE COUNTY – Since Category 4 Hurricane Irma struck on Sept. 10, 2017, more than 2.2 million cubic yards of hurricane debris – both vegetative and construction/demolition (C&D) – and more than 18,854 destroyed white go...

Read on...

Posted on: January 2, 2018

REMINDER: MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TO HOST A SERIES OF PUBLIC MEETINGS REGARDING HURRICANE

Emergency Management Director Marty Senterfitt addressing Emergency Operations Center during Hurricane Irma.

MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County Emergency Management will be hosting a series of six public meetings in January regarding Hurricane Irma.

These meetings are designed to hear from you, the community. We want your feedback in what went right and ...

Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2017

HURRICANE DEBRIS COLLECTION RESUMES IN LOWER KEYS, DUCK KEY, CONCH KEY AND LAYTON FOLLOWING SHORT HO

MONROE COUNTY – Hurricane debris collection resumed Wednesday on County roads in the Mile Marker 16 to 40 area in the Lower Keys after a short holiday break for the workers. County public works continues to also collect hurricane debris on priva...

Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2017

FEMA FUNDING SURPASSES $118 MILLION FOR MONROE COUNTY HURRICANE IRMA SURVIVORS

FEMA_dot_gov.jpg

MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County residents impacted by Hurricane Irma have received more than $118 million in federal funding for housing, flood insurance claims and other recovery needs from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

&...

Read on...

Posted on: December 21, 2017

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE EXTINGUISHES FIRE AT TRANSFER STATION ON ROCKLAND KEY

Fire at Rockland Key Transfer Station-3.jpg

ROCKLAND KEY, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue responded at 3:17 a.m. Thursday to a fire inside the City of Key West’s transfer station at 125 Toppino Industrial Drive on Rockland Key. The fire was put out just after 5 a.m. with no injur...

Read on...

Posted on: December 21, 2017

MONROE COUNTY SECURED 25 PERCENT DISCOUNTS FOR NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM POLICYHOLDERS IN UNI

MONROE COUNTY, FL  As of Oct. 1, 2017, residents and business owners in Unincorporated Monroe County became eligible for federal flood insurance discounts up to 25 percent....

Read on...

Posted on: December 19, 2017

AMERICAN AIRLINES TO BEGIN NEW NON-STOP SERVICE BETWEEN KEY WEST AND DALLAS IN JUNE

American Airlines Aircraft at Key West Airport-1.jpg

KEY WEST, FL – On June 9, 2018, American Airlines plans to start non-stop service between Key West International Airport and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

The new service was announced at today’s Monroe County Tourist Develop...

Read on...

Posted on: December 18, 2017

MONROE COUNTY BOCC HOLDING SPECIAL MEETING ON COUNTY HOLIDAYS AND COUNTY OFFICE CLOSURE

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners is holding a Special Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Harvey Government Center in Key West for discussion regarding official County holidays and whether to close County offices on Decemb...

Read on...
Posted on: December 15, 2017

REMINDER: NO MORE DUMPING ON COUNTY ROADS THAT HAVE RECEIVED A FINAL PASS; PUT DEBRIS IN REGULAR GAR

No Road Side Dumping Sign-1.jpg

MONROE COUNTY, FL – It is now illegal to dump hurricane debris anywhere along U.S. 1 in the Florida Keys or on any County road that has received a final pass for hurricane debris collection.

In unincorporated Monroe County, hurricane debris colle...

Read on...

Posted on: December 15, 2017

LANE CLOSURES WILL BEGIN DEC. 18 AT NIGHT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW CARD SOUND TOLLING SYSTEM

NORTH KEY LARGO, FL – Starting Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, intermittent single lane closures will take place on Card Sound Road, on the north side of Card Sound Bridge, while construction crews perform work on the new All Electronic Tolling System. ...

Read on...
Posted on: December 15, 2017

MONROE COUNTY’S OLDEST TRAUMA STAR HELICOPTER CAUGHT FIRE ON LANDING

Trauma Star caught on fire-1.jpg

ISLAMORADA, FL – Monroe County’s oldest Trauma Star – of its three-helicopter ambulance fleet – was en route to Coral Shores High School for a trauma transport when it caught fire during landing at about 7 a.m. Frid...

Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2017

MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TO HOST SERIES OF PUBLIC MEETINGS REGARDING HURRICANE IRMA

MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County Emergency Management will be hosting a series of six public meetings at the start of 2018 regarding Hurricane Irma.

These meetings are designed to hear from you, the community. We want your feedback in what wen...

Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2017

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE RESPONDS TO FATAL VEHICULAR ACCIDENT ON LONG KEY BRIDGE

Long Key Bridge Accident 2017-4.jpg

LONG KEY, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue responded about 1:45 p.m. Thursday to a three-vehicle accident on Long Key Bridge, near Mile Marker 66 on the Overseas Highway. The accident left one woman dead and three others with non-life threatening ...

Read on...
Posted on: December 14, 2017

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE RECEIVES NEW CRASH TRUCK AT KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

New Fire Truck at KW Airport-1.jpg

KEY WEST, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue welcomed a new addition at its Key West International Airport fire station on Wednesday night: a 2017 Oshkosh Striker crash truck.

The new fire truck can hold 1,500 gallons of water and 500 pounds of dry c...

Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2017

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE RESPONDS TO PRESSURE LEAK AT AMERIGAS PLANT ON BIG PINE KEY

Pressure leak of gas storage tank on Big Pine 2017-1.jpg

At 11:05 Thursday morning, Monroe County Fire Rescue responded to a pressure leak of one of two 18,000-gallon storage/distribution tanks at the AmeriGas plant on Big Pine Key.

The plant manager is on scene and has closed all valves in an attempt to balanc...

Read on...

Posted on: December 13, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS FROM TODAY'S MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING IN KEY LARGO

New County Commission-1 LR.jpg

KEY LARGO, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners met Wednesday at the Murray Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo for their last monthly meeting of 2017. Here are some of the highlights:

Approved Post-Irma Workforce H...

Read on...

Posted on: December 13, 2017

MONROE COUNTY HURRICANE DEBRIS CONTRACTOR BEGINS FINAL PASS ON DUCK KEY

IRMA - Debris Removal Big Pine-2 LR.jpg

MONROE COUNTY, FL – Today, Monroe County’s hurricane debris contractor DRC Environmental Services began the final pass for Duck Key, Conch Key and the City of Layton. Crews are staring on Duck Key and moving to the other areas. The del...

Read on...

Posted on: December 11, 2017

REPAIR PROJECT FOR GARRISON BIGHT BRIDGE IN KEY WEST SLATED FOR COMPLETION IN EARLY JANUARY

Garrison Bight Bridge-2 LR.jpg

KEY WEST, FL – Monroe County’s $1.5 million repair project for the 177-foot Garrison Bight Bridge in Key West is expected to be completed by early January at the latest.

The project began on Aug. 20, 2017, and was interrupted by Hurrica...

Read on...

Posted on: December 11, 2017

Monroe County Fire Rescue Responds to Two House Fires 30 Minutes Apart in Lower Keys

Fire on Ramrod Key Dec. 11, 2017-2 LR.jpg

On Monday morning, Dec. 11, 2017, Monroe County Fire Rescue responded to two house fire calls 30 minutes apart in the Lower Keys. Both homes were unoccupied, and no one was injured at either fire.
The first call occurred at 9:15 a.m. Crews from Big Pine Ke...
Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2017

GRANT-FUNDED REPAIR WORK TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK FOR 53 APPROVED KEYS’ HOUSEHOLDS IN FEMA’S STEP PROGRAM

Damaged Roof for STEP Program-1.jpg

MONROE COUNTY, FL – To date, 199 households in Monroe County have registered for FEMA’s Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power program known as STEP. This new, $10 million grant program in the Keys provides up to $20,000 in repairs t...

Read on...

Posted on: December 7, 2017

CARD SOUND BRIDGE TOLLBOOTH DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR NEW ELECTRONIC TOLLING SYSTEM

Demolition of Card Sound Toll-3.jpg

KEY LARGO – After delays due to Hurricane Irma, the Card Sound Bridge Tollbooth in North Key Largo was demolished Wednesday evening, with the road reopened at 3:30 a.m. Thursday. The blue awning was destroyed during the storm.

This is the first p...

Read on...

Posted on: December 7, 2017

FEMA FUNDING TOPS $116 MILLION FOR MONROE COUNTY HURRICANE IRMA SURVIVORS

MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County homeowners and renters impacted by Hurricane Irma have received more than $116 million in federal funding for housing, flood insurance claims and other recovery needs from the Federal Emergency Management Agency...

Read on...

Posted on: December 6, 2017

DEBRIS REMOVAL UPDATE FOR UNINCORPORATED MONROE COUNTY AND ALONG U.S. 1

Here is a debris removal update:

MILE MARKER 16 to 40

Monroe County’s new debris removal contractor DRC Environmental Services began removing white goods (large appliances) on Nov. 30.

Crews currently are working to collect eligible construction a...

Read on...

Posted on: December 4, 2017

KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO START $10 MILLION RUNWAY RENOVATION PROJECT

Key WestInternational Airport will start a 5-month reconstruction project Tuesday
night, Dec. 5, 2017, on its only runway (9-27).

The runway
is more than 15 years old and has experienced about 900,000 take offs andlandings during this time.

All work on t...

Read on...
Posted on: December 4, 2017

FDOT TO BEGIN FINAL PASS OF HURRICANE DEBRIS ALONG U.S. 1 IN THE KEYS ON WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6

MARATHON, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution Monday that authorizes the Florida Department of Transportation to conduct a “Final Trash and Debris Pick Up” along all of U.S. 1 in Monroe ...

Read on...

Posted on: December 1, 2017

CARD SOUND ROAD TO CLOSE FOR TOLL BOOTH DEMOLITION ON EVENING OF DEC. 5 and 6

KEY LARGO, FL – Card Sound Road will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, for the demolition of the toll both and its associated buildings.

If the work isn’t completed in that time window, Card Sound Road also will be ...

Read on...

Posted on: December 1, 2017

MONROE COUNTY BOCC HOLDS SPECIAL MEETING ON HOUSING RECOVERY STRATEGIES DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA

At a Special Meeting of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners this week, the Commission was presented with options for housing recovery strategies due to the destruction and damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

The approximate Damage Assessment Resul...

Read on...

Posted on: November 30, 2017

DEP DEPUTY SECRETARY DAVID CLARK TOURS KEYS CANALS IMPACTED BY HURRICANE IRMA

Marine Debris Canal Tour-1.jpg

MONROE COUNTY, FL – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Deputy Secretary David Clark traveled from Tallahassee recently to meet with Florida Keys’ officials to tour local canals impacted by Hurricane Irma and...

Read on...
Posted on: November 29, 2017

MONROE COUNTY COMPLETED REGULATIONS ANALYSIS FOR REPAIR, REPLACEMENT AND ELEVATION OF IRMA AFFECTED

MONROE COUNTY, FL – In the County, mobile and manufactured homes suffered some of the worst damage from Hurricane Irma because the units were built to different standards than the current building code and because many have existed for decades a...

Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2017

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

Photo 1 Gastesi Keynote Speech at FAC Meeting-1 LR.jpg

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...

Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2017

MONROE COUNTY COMMISSION CHOOSES DAVID RICE AS NEW COUNTY MAYOR

David Rice as Mayor.jpg

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...

Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2017

The Monroe County Tourist Development Council Emergency Capital Funding Available

TDCLogo.jpg

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...



Monroe County
1100 Simonton Street
Key West FL, 33040