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Posted on: May 9, 2018

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL TO ASSESS BUSINESS RECOVERY IN MONROE COUNTY

Road to Recovery

MONROE COUNTY, FL – Hurricane Irma left indelible impacts on businesses throughout the Florida Keys. Monroe County leaders, Chambers of Commerce of the Florida Keys and the Small Business Development Center are collaborating to determine local business re...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT LEADS ANNUAL STATEWIDE HURRICANE EXERCISE FOR THE KEYS

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MARATHON, FL – Monroe County Emergency Management led the Annual Statewide Hurricane Exercise for Monroe County on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the Marathon Government Center. This building also serves as Monroe County’s Emergency Operations Center.

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CREATING VOLUNTEER ‘MONROE EMERGENCY RESERVE CORPS’

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County Emergency Management is creating a “Monroe Emergency Reserve Corps” that will be made up of volunteers with a variety of talents and skills who would like to help in time of emergency in the Keys.

Anyone who is interested ...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

MONROE COUNTY BOCC HONORS BRIAN BRADLEY AS EMPLOYEE OF THE FIRST QUARTER

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KEY WEST, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners honored Brian Bradley, Senior Coordinator in the County Attorney’s Office, as its Employee of the Quarter at the May monthly meeting in Key West.

Bradley went above and beyo...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

SALE OF 50 SURPLUS COMPUTERS

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on June 28th, 2018, at 3:00 P.M., the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following:

SALE OF 50 SURPLUS COMPUTERS MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA

 All 50 computers are to be sold togethe...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY 16, 2018 MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

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KEY WEST, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners met Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the Harvey Government Center in Key West. Here are some highlights:

POSSIBLE MARINA PURCHASE

The Board voted 4-1 to allow County staff to contin...

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

COUNTY COMMISSION HOLDS SPECIAL MEETING ON GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED KEYS WORKFORCE HOUSING INITIATIVE

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MARATHON, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners held a Special Meeting on Thursday, May 10, 2018, to discuss the Keys Workforce Housing Initiative proposed last week by Gov. Rick Scott to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL TO ASSESS BUSINESS RECOVERY IN MONROE COUNTY

Road to Recovery

MONROE COUNTY, FL – Hurricane Irma left indelible impacts on businesses throughout the Florida Keys. Monroe County leaders, Chambers of Commerce of the Florida Keys and the Small Business Development Center are collaborating to determine local business re...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Boat Ramp at Harry Harris Park Will Close May 29 to June 5, 2018 for Asphalt Repairs Caused by Irma

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The ramp at Monroe County’s Harry Harris Park in Tavernier will be closed Tuesday, May 29, 2018 for about a week in order to replace the damaged asphalt caused by Hurricane Irma

Weather permitting, the ramp will reopen on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

County staff...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUES PUTS OUT MOTOR COACH FIRE ON STOCK ISLAND

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STOCK ISLAND, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue responded at about 3 a.m. Monday to a fire of a 2000 Fleetwood Motor Coach at Boyd’s Campground on Stock Island. No one was injured.

Firefighters from Stock Island, Big Coppitt Key, Sugarloaf...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CREATING VOLUNTEER ‘MONROE EMERGENCY RESERVE CORPS’

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County Emergency Management is creating a “Monroe Emergency Reserve Corps” that will be made up of volunteers with a variety of talents and skills who would like to help in time of emergency in the ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT LEADS ANNUAL STATEWIDE HURRICANE EXERCISE FOR THE KEYS

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MARATHON, FL – Monroe County Emergency Management led the Annual Statewide Hurricane Exercise for Monroe County on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the Marathon Government Center. This building also serves as Monroe County’s Emergency Operatio...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

MONROE COUNTY WORKING ON OBTAINING ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR IRMA MARINE DEBRIS REMOVAL IN CANALS

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County has been working on obtaining additional funding sources for marine debris removal from Hurricane Irma. The total estimated cost of cleanup for the 513 canals throughout the Keys is $52.6 million.

On Feb...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE FIREFIGHTER SAVES KEY DEER FAWN DURING BRUSH FIRE

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BIG PINE KEY, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue firefighter Jen Shockley from the Big Coppitt Key station responded to the Big Pine Key brush fire shortly after it started Sunday afternoon. While protecting a home and with the fire moving ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

CREWS WORK THROUGH THE NIGHT ON BIG PINE KEY BRUSH FIRE; MANY SCATTERED HOTSPOTS REMAIN

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BIG PINE KEY, FL – Fire crews worked through the night on the Big Pine Key brush fire that broke out Sunday afternoon and quickly spread across the island in the Lower Keys.

“We did not lose any ground or any more structures last night,...

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Posted on: April 22, 2018

Large Brush Fire on Big Pine Key 40 Percent Contained; No injuries and 1 Home Destroyed

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BIG PINE KEY, FL – A brush fire that started along Hibiscus Drive on Big Pine Key on Sunday afternoon around 2 p.m. and quickly spread westward across the island toward Fern Avenue was 40 percent contained as of 8 p.m. Sunday evening. There rema...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

MONROE COUNTY PARTICIPATES IN FAC'S FIRST ‘FEDERAL FLY-IN' OUTREACH PROGRAM IN WASHINGTON

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers, County Administrator Roman Gastesi and County Director of Legislative Affairs Lisa Tennyson traveled to Washington this week to advocate for federal issues, programs and policies ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE RESPONDS TO TRAILER FIRE ON STOCK ISLAND; NO INJURIES

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STOCK ISLAND, FL – At 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, Monroe County Fire Rescue responded to a fire at 5176 Suncrest Road on Stock Island. Three occupants of a double-wide trailer got out of the home safely with no injuries.

The fire badly damaged the trailer...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE OFFERS FREE BLOOD PRESSURE AND GLUCOSE SCREENING AT FIRE STATIONS

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue offers free blood pressure and glucose screening for the community. The program’s goal is to help reduce heart disease and diabetes by conducting regular check-ups at Monroe County Fire Sta...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

MONROE COUNTY LEADERS MEET WITH FEMA AND STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS RE IRMA REIMBURSEMENT

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MARATHON, FL – Monroe County officials and staff, along with other leaders in the Keys, met with FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Allan Jarvis and Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) Director Wes Maul at a public meeting at the Marat...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

U.S. SENATOR MARCO RUBIO MEETS WITH MONROE COUNTY LEADERS REGARDING HURRICANE IRMA RECOVERY

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MARATHON, FL – Monroe County officials and staff, along with other leaders in the Keys, met with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) at a public roundtable at the Marathon Government Center on Wednesday. The discussion focused on a variety of issues and chall...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

MONROE COUNTY BOCC SETS RATES FOR NEW ALL ELECTRONIC TOLLING SYSTEM ON CARD SOUND ROAD

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KEY LARGO, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners set the toll rate for the new All Electronic Tolling System on Card Sound Road at 75 cents per axle ($1.50 per car) for two axle vehicles and $1.00 per axle for vehicles with more t...

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