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Posted on: January 18, 2019

FENCE REPAIR WORK TO BEGIN AT WATSON FIELD PARK’S TENNIS COURTS AND DOG PARK

Photo of New Fencing at Watson Field Park ballfield

BIG PINE KEY, FL – On Monday, Jan. 21, work will begin on replacing the fences around the tennis courts and dog park at Watson Park Field. The fences were damaged by Hurricane Irma.

During the estimated two-week construction period, the contracto...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

STOCK ISLAND ROADWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN MARCH

Stock Island Road Improvement Project Picture

Monroe County has tentatively scheduled a March 2019 start date for a roadway improvement project that will extend along MacDonald, Maloney and Peninsular avenues on Stock Island. The project is slated to take 220 days to complete.

The Monroe County Engine...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

MONROE COUNTY NAMES CODY MOELLER AS EMPLOYEE OF THE FOURTH QUARTER FOR 2018

Cody Moeller at the Monroe County sign workshop in Key West.

Roads and Bridges maintenance worker and sign technician Cody Moeller was selected for Monroe County’s fourth quarter 2018 Employee Service Award.

Since Hurricane Irma, Moeller was reassigned to assist in the repair and replacement of traffic signage on Co...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

MONROE COUNTY ADDRESSES LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES WITH SENATOR FLORES AND REPRESENTATIVE RASCHEIN

Lisa Tennyson at Legislative Delegation meeting

Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers, County Administrator Roman Gastesi and Monroe County Legislative Affairs Director Lisa Tennyson outlined the County’s state legislative priorities for the 2019 session at today’s Legislati...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

REBUILD FLORIDA ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR LANDLORDS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING

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Rebuild Florida is a federally funded program for homeowners who meet eligibility requirements and need financial assistance to repair, elevate, rebuild or replace a structure that was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma.

Rebuild Florida reconstruction ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

CATHY CRANE SELECTED AS MONROE COUNTY’S NEW DIRECTOR OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Photo of Cathy Crane who was selected as new director of Veterans Affairs for Monroe County.

MONROE COUNTY, FL – Cathy Crane was selected as the new Director of Monroe County Veterans Affairs by a five-person committee led by County Administrator Roman Gastesi. The position requires the approval of the Monroe County Board of Co...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

JANUARY PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING GOAL 109 CHANGED TO FEBRUARY SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING FEB. 12

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners originally planned a public hearing at its Jan. 23, 2019 monthly meeting regarding “Goal 109,” which is a proposed comprehensive plan amendment that provides...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

MONROE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY MANAGERS

Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi

Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi was appointed Monday by his peers as President of the Florida Association of County Managers. He is fulfilling the remaining term of Stephanie Kopelousos, who recently took a position as Director of Legislative Af...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MONROE COUNTY BOCC DECEMBER 19, 2018 MEETING

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KEY LARGO, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners held its final meeting of 2018 on Wednesday at the Murray Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo. Here are some of the highlights:

BOCC Approved Acquisition of Big Pine K...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

MONROE COUNTY BOCC APPROVES CONSTRUCTION OF FOUR MODEL ‘TINY HOMES’ FOR HURRICANE RECOVERY

Rendering of a tiny home on stilts

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved the construction of four “Tiny Homes” on County-owned land throughout the Keys. These tiny homes will serve as code-compliant models for residents who are rebuilding after losing...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

MONROE COUNTY TO BEGIN BOAT RAMP IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AT HARRY HARRIS PARK IN TAVERNIER

A photo of Harry Harris Boat Ramp.

Monroe County will begin a grant-funded project on Jan. 7, 2019 to upgrade both boat ramps at Harry Harris Park in Tavernier. 

The two boat ramps are separated by a dock. Construction will be limited to one ramp at a time. This will allow the adja...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

UPDATE: MONROE COUNTY-LED HURRICANE MARINE DEBRIS REMOVAL PROJECT PASSES HALFWAY MARK

Photo of hot tub removed from canal 328 on Summerland Key during hurricane marine debris removal pro

MONROE COUNTY, FL – The Monroe County-led $49.2 million project to cleanup Hurricane Irma marine debris has passed the halfway point with the completion of 91 of the approved 172 canals (53 percent).

The project is on schedule to meet the 220-day ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

18 HOMEOWNERS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF PACE PROGRAM FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT PROJECTS IN THE KEYS

Art of house with green energy illustration

MONROE COUNTY, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners adopted the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program earlier this year. The program provides an alternative option to property owners for funding projects that increase ener...

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

PROJECT STARTS TUESDAY TO REPAIR THREE COUNTY PARKS ON BIG PINE KEY WITH HURRICANE IRMA DAMAGE

Aerial photo from Monroe County Project Management of Watson Field with outlines of where the new fe

A Monroe County project will start Tuesday to repair three parks damaged by Hurricane Irma on Big Pine Key. The $579,000 project will replace fencing at Watson Field Park, Big Pine Community Park and Blue Heron Park. 

The work will begin with Wats...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

REBUILD FLORIDA REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR HOMEOWNERS EXTENDED TO MARCH 29, 2019

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Rebuild Florida, a federally funded program implemented by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), has extended its deadline to register to March 29, 2019.

In the first phase, $50 million is earmarked for Monroe County homeowners to rebuild, ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

ANNUAL PASSES FOR MONROE COUNTY'S CARD SOUND BRIDGE TOLL ON SALE NOW FOR 2019

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

Annual passes for Monroe County’s new All-Electronic Tolling System on Card Sound Road are on sale now.

An annual pass is available for two axle vehicles only. It costs $360 for unlimited travel through the toll in 2019 (from Jan. 1 through Dec. ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

American Airlines Adding Nonstop Service between Key West and Both Chicago and Philadelphia

Photo of American Airlines Aircraft at Key West Airport

KEY WEST, FL -- American Airlines will add two new nonstop services from Key West International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and to Philadelphia International Airport beginning Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. 

Both new routes...

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