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Posted on: January 6, 2021

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE LEARN MODERNA VACCINATION PRACTICES AT ‘TRAIN THE TRAINER’ EVENT

Chief Callahan receives a Moderna vaccine shot from FDOH to demonstrate how it is done properly.

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County hosted a “Train the Trainer” event to teach Monroe County Fire Rescue paramedics how to correctly administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination. Firefighter paramedics are considered frontline healthcare wor...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

MONROE COUNTY GRADUATES NEW CLASS OF 'HOT SHOTS' FROM THIRD FIREFIGHTING TRAINING PROGRAM

The graduates stand spaced apart to do the Pledge of Allegiance

The Monroe County Fire Rescue Fire Academy celebrated 28 new graduates today at a virtual ceremony that was streamed live by Monroe County TV. The new graduates successfully completed the third “Hot Shots” Minimum Standards training pr...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

STAN WEBB THANKED FOR HIS 30 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE

Stan Webb is presented his Years of Service pin in front of airport and airport fire rescue vehicle

Stan Webb was thanked recently for his 30 years of dedicated service to Monroe County Fire Rescue and to the community. 

“Stan pays attention to details and with his institutional knowledge, he is a huge asset to Monroe County,&rdquo...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

KEY LARGO COMMUNITY PARK BALLFIELDS OPEN, HARRY HARRIS BALLFIELDS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Two Upper Keys Little League players throw a ball to each other on the newly refurbished clay

The sod replacement and field refurbishment is complete at the two ballfields at Key Largo Community Park, 500 St. Croix Place. The fields reopened last week after a final walkthrough with the contractor. A few coaches and ballplayers from Upper Keys Litt...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

ROAD PRESERVATION PROJECT TO START JAN. 13 FOR SEVERAL COUNTY-MAINTAINED BIG PINE KEY ROADS

A worker applies pavement preservation liquid on a side road with construction signage behind him.

In an effort to preserve county roads and prolong pavement life, Monroe County is continuing the pavement preservation program it initiated in early 2020. On Jan. 13, Pavement Technology, Inc. will begin treating roads on Big Pine Key that were resurfaced...
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Posted on: December 10, 2020

2021 CARD SOUND TOLL ANNUAL PASS AVAILABLE IN KEY LARGO AND OCEAN REEF

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

The Card Sound Toll Annual Pass is available for purchase at the Ocean Reef Club Human Resources Department Building, third floor, Dec 15-17, Dec. 22-23, and at the Murray Nelson Building, Suite 220, on Mondays and Fridays through Jan. 29. Please contact ...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

NEW DIRECTOR OF FLEET MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCED, RETIRING DIRECTOR ROY SANCHEZ THANKED FOR 34 YEARS

Daryl Greenlee in front of the Fleet Management office, green fleet management sign

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners have appointed current fleet business manager Daryl Greenlee as the new director of fleet management succeeding Roy Sanchez, who is retiring after serving in his current position for 34 years. Greenlee and S...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

SECOND ROUND OF $1 MILLION IN CARES ACT FUNDING TO 268 SMALL LOCAL BUSINESSES

Infographic of Round 1 and 2 of the Business Cares Act funding grant allocations

Monroe County has allocated all $1 million in the second round of CARES Act Small Business Grant Program funding to 268 small local businesses that were affected by COVID-19. The County funded $2 million to 527 businesses in both rounds of the program.

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

COUNTY WILL CONTINUE ROADS VULNERABILITY STUDY TO PREPARE FOR SEA-LEVEL RISE

Data chart showing information reflected in the article

In a special workshop, the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) learned that 49 percent of the roadways in unincorporated Monroe County are subject to sea-level rise by the year 2045. The preliminary cost estimate to elevate these roads is $...
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Posted on: November 17, 2020

LIBRARIAN TERESA VALDEZ NAMED MONROE COUNTY EMPLOYEE OF THE THIRD QUARTER

Teresa Valdez holds up her favorite book in front of a bookcase

Teresa Valdez, assistant branch manager and librarian at the Big Pine Key branch of the Monroe County Library System, was named Monroe County’s 2020 Employee of the Third Quarter for continuing to provide outstanding service to the citizens of Monroe Coun...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

MONROE COUNTY AUTOMATES THE PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, TESTS DURING T.S. ETA

Roman Gastesi stands in water on the road in Key Largo looking at the flooding

Monroe County was able to utilize a new preliminary damage inspection software application following Tropical Storm Eta in the Key Largo area. The preliminary damage assessment process is performed by Monroe County inspectors who inspect structures and es...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

RAILING UPGRADES COMPLETE ON REYNOLDS STREET PIER AT HIGGS BEACH IN KEY WEST

Reynolds Street Pier overlooking the ocean at sunset with new railings

Monroe County Project Management completed an upgrade of the railings at Reynolds Street Pier at Higgs Beach. The railings were replaced per a grant Monroe County received to repair the pier and make the pier ADA compliant. The initial design included a c...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

TEMPORARY KING TIDE FLOOD CONTROL BARRIERS TESTED IN KEY LARGO’S TWIN LAKES AREA

Dry streets at cross section with orange flood barrier in background

Monroe County is testing a temporary flood control barrier in the Twin Lakes community in Key Largo to help alleviate recent king tide road flooding. As one of the County’s pilot road elevation projects not yet constructed, this interim measure will provi...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ADOPT FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET

budget graph

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners met virtually to adopt the fiscal year (FY) 2021 $460,311,267 budget. The budget is 2.6 percent lower than last year’s budget and includes a certified aggregate millage rate of 3.3435, which is les...

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