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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...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

JETHON WILLIAMS NAMED MONROE COUNTY EMPLOYEE OF THE SECOND QUARTER FOR EXCEEDING JOB EXPECTATIONS

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...

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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...

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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...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

CITIZENS ADVISORY TASK FORCE GIVES GO AHEAD TO PRESENT PROJECT TO BOCC FOR STATE LEVEL 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...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

VETERANS AFFAIRS REMINDS VETERANS TO GET DRIVER'S LICENSE OR ID DESIGNATION

Commissioner Kohlage and Cathy Crane at Driver's License grand opening

Monroe County Mayor Pro Tem Danny Kolhage, Monroe County Veterans Affairs Director Cathy Crane, and City of Key West officials joined Monroe County Tax Collector Danise Henriquez at the grand opening of the new driver’s license office today on N...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

76 NEW CANALS APPROVED FOR MARINE DEBRIS REMOVAL IN COUNTY-LED PROGRAM

Debris removed from canal 475 Geiger Key

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) approved 76 additional Monroe County canals for Hurricane Irma marine debris removal. The newly approved canals fall under the same Emergency Watershed Protection grant use...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

MONROE COUNTY HOSTS HURRICANE IRMA BUSINESS RECOVERY WORKSHOP TO IDENTIFY ADDITIONAL ACTIONS

Business Recovery Workshop workgroup

Monroe County, in partnership with the Chambers of Commerce in Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, and the Lower Keys, invited business owners and community members to help identify additional actions needed to support the recovery of businesses and economic...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

MONROE COUNTY-LED HURRICANE IRMA SEDIMENT REMOVAL PROJECT UNDERWAY

Marine sediment removal project in Marathon

The first of the 10-canal Hurricane Irma sediment removal projects in the Florida Keys are underway. Tavernier-based Adventure Environmental, Inc. began the sediment removal project in three Marathon canals. The two Islamorada canal projects are anticipat...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDICS 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 Tuesday at Florida Keys Country Club in Marathon. Monroe County Firefighter/Paramedics of the Year include Andre...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

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

Special Strategic Planning Workshop

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: 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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