News Flash

Posted on: May 31, 2019

ARE YOU SIGNED UP FOR ‘ALERT! MONROE’: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT'S MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

A screenshot of the 28,000 Alert!Monroe users in Monroe County.

Alert!Monroe is an Everbridge mass notification system used by Monroe County Emergency Management to share emergency notifications with residents quickly. Notifications can include severe weather, evacuation information, fires, and other emergencies, as w...

Read on...

Additional Info... EMS - News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: September 9, 2019

MONROE COUNTY FIRE STATIONS ACCEPTING RELIEF SUPPLIES FOR HURRICANE DORIAN SURVIVORS

Bahamian flag

Monroe County Fire Rescue and the Professional Firefighters of Monroe County, IAFF Local 3909, are partnering together to accept donations for Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas to aid in their relief following such a devastating hurricane event. Peo...

Read on...

Fire - News Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2019

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE REPLACES BLUE TARPS ON IRMA DAMAGED ROOF

Monroe County Firefighters help Tavernier homeowner replace blue tarp

Monroe County Fire Rescue Station 22 and off duty firefighters spent Wednesday morning replacing the blue tarps on a roof of a home that was damaged by Hurricane Irma. The homeowner, Adam Holoman, is waiting for permanent repairs to take place on his Tave...

Read on...

Fire - News Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2019

MONROE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDICS ARE RECOGNIZED AT FLORIDA KEYS EMS AWARD CEREMONY

Firefighter/paramedics receive awards at luncheon

Florida Keys Emergency Medical Service (EMS) paramedics and firefighters were recognized at the annual Florida Keys EMS Awards that took place April 2 at Florida Keys Country Club in Marathon. Monroe County Firefighter/Paramedics of the Year include Andre...
Read on...

Fire - News Releases

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: September 19, 2019

MONROE COUNTY ADOPTS MILLAGE RATE AND RECOMMENDED 2020 BUDGET AT FINAL HEARING

Monroe County Fiscal Year 2020 image

 The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners adopted the 2020 budget and millage rate at its final public hearing held on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo. The budget reflects the commissioner’s di...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2019

NORMA KULA, DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES, CELEBRATES 35 YEARS WITH MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Norma Kula is awarded her 35 Years of Service by the Board of County Commissioners

Monroe County Mayor Sylvia Murphy and the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners presented Norma Kula, Director of Libraries, with her 35 years of service award. Kula is Monroe County library’s longest-serving employee. She thanked the comm...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

CARD SOUND ROAD TOLL RATE ADJUSTMENT WILL TAKE PLACE OCT. 1, 2019

Photo of new Card Sound Road All-Electronic Toll in October 2018

 A new toll rate on Card Sound Road will be effective on Oct. 1, 2019. The toll adjustment is in accordance with the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index.

  • $1.54 for two-axle vehicles: cars, pickup trucks or motorcycles
  • $3.06 for three-ax...
Read on...

Additional Info... News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2019

PLANNING AND MODELING UNDERWAY FOR ROAD ELEVATION PROJECTS IN VULNERABLE AREAS

A street in Key Largo is underwater due to king tide events in the Florida Keys

With seasonal king tides each fall and wind and storm surge impacts exacerbated by Hurricane Dorian, Monroe County is well underway with its Roads Adaptation Plan conducting the necessary planning and modeling for future road elevation and adaptation proj...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2019

MONROE COUNTY-LED HURRICANE IRMA MARINE DEBRIS CLEANUP REACHES ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

The top of a boat is removed from a Key Largo canal

The Monroe County-led Hurricane Irma marine debris and sediment removal project has reached the one-year mark. The debris and sediment removal activities in the 258 approved canals throughout Monroe County, Islamorada and Marathon are considered a triumph...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2019

FEMA DRAFT COASTAL FLOOD MAPS NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW

Monroe County Building Department looks over the newly released maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) multi-year study of Monroe County’s coastal flood risks has reached its next step with the release of the new DRAFT Coastal Flood Maps to County staff yesterday. The County has made the DRAFT maps a...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2019

KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN-LINE TO BREAK ONE MILLION PASSENGERS THIS YEAR

The island of Key West by air after taking off from Key West airport

Richard Strickland, Monroe County Director of Airports, presented the Board of County Commissioners an airport update at the July meeting. The presentation detailed the County's continuing projects at the airport in order to meet the growing number of pas...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

JETHON WILLIAMS NAMED MONROE COUNTY EMPLOYEE OF THE SECOND QUARTER

Jethon Williams named Employee of the Second Quarter

Jethon Williams, Monroe County’s TV and Multimedia Manager in Information Technology, was named Monroe County’s 2019 Employee of the Second Quarter for his noteworthy performance that exceeds normal job expectations.

Williams was nominated for the award du...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

KEY LARGO II ROADWAY AND DRAINAGE PROJECT COMPLETE, ON TIME AND UNDER BUDGET

The Bay Harbor subdivision roadway and drainage project in Key Largo was recently completed.

The Key Largo II Roadway and Drainage Improvement Project (Bay Harbor, Sunset Point, Sunrise Point, Lime Grove Estates and Rays Cuda Canal subdivisions) is complete and under budget. The project included the installation of 36 drainage structures and reco...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2019

FEMA REACHES NEXT STEP IN COASTAL RE-MAPPING STUDY: DRAFT MAP INFORMATION

Timeline Chart for FEMA re-mapping

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) multi-year study of Monroe County’s coastal flood risks has reached its next step.

FEMA will release new DRAFT Coastal Flood Maps on Aug. 22 to County staff, which will provide the first look at how flood risk...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2019

CITIZENS ADVISORY TASK FORCE GIVES GO AHEAD TO PRESENT PROJECT FOR GRANT FUNDING

Avenue J facing toward Father Tony Way

The Monroe County Climate Change Committee acting as the Citizens Advisory Task Force voted last week to move a project forward for funding from an $85 million Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery being used for Hurricane Irma infrastru...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2019

SUSTAINABILITY PRESENTS ON LOCAL CANAL RESTORATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE EFFORTS AT CONFERENCE

Rhonda Haag presents at annual water conference

The annual American Water Resources Association conference was held last week in Key West. Rhonda Haag, Monroe County Director of Sustainability, presented at the conference on Thursday on County adaptation efforts regarding climate change and sea-level r...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2019

MONROE COUNTY DISCUSSES WATER QUALITY ISSUES WITH SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

Roman Gastesi meets with SFWMD to discuss Florida Keys water quality

Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi met at the end of July with members of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) at the headquarters in West Palm Beach. The event was organized by Gastesi to discuss the district’s big picture...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2019

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WILL ASSEMBLE TO RECOMMEND FLORIDA KEYS TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS

Busy weekend traffic at light on Big Pine Key

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved a resolution at July’s meeting to create the Florida Keys Transportation Coordination Committee. The committee will study and research traffic issues and create formal recommendatio...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2019

MONROE COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES OFFERS NEW SENIOR LUNCH PROGRAM WITH SOS AT KEY WEST SENIOR CENTER

Lunch is served at Key West Senior Center

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved a contract with Star of the Sea Foundation (SOS) to prepare fresh lunches at the Key West Senior Center, located at 1400 Kennedy Blvd.

“SOS kitchen provides fresh lunches, prepared daily fo...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2019

MONROE COUNTY ESTABLISHES A CENSUS COORDINATOR FOR THE 2020 CENSUS TAKING PLACE APRIL 1

Keys 2020 Census Logo

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution to support the decennial census and establish a Complete Count Coordinator (CCC) to ensure an accurate census count in Monroe County.

In order to support the approaching 2020 census, the ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2019

SHOVELS IN THE GROUND: MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY MARATHON BRANCH GROUNDBREAKING

Groundbreaking at Monroe County Public Library Marathon branch

On July 17, the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners, staff, and Monroe County School Board members broke ground on the Monroe County Public Library Marathon branch. The construction on the state of the art, user-centric legacy building is funded t...

Read on...

Additional Info... News Releases