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Posted on: May 25, 2018

NOW IS THE TIME FOR KEYS RESIDENTS TO OBTAIN RE-ENTRY WINDSHIELD STICKERS FOR HURRICANE SEASON

Middle Keys Windshield Sticker

The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1. Now is the time for all residents of Monroe County who don’t already have a Re-Entry Windshield Sticker to obtain one for their vehicle. Do not wait until a storm is approaching.

These stickers will be...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HOLDS FIRST MEETING OF FISCAL YEAR 2019 BUDGET PROCESS

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners held its first Budget Meeting for Fiscal Year 2019 on Wednesday at the Marathon Government Center. At this early stage of the process, the meeting was for preliminary discussion of the budget and no decision...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FORMING A VOLUNTEER ‘MONROE EMERGENCY RESERVE CORPS'

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MARATHON, FL – On Monday night at the Marathon Government Center, Monroe County Emergency Management Director Martin Senterfitt held the first informational meeting about the creation of the “Monroe Emergency Reserve Corps.” ...

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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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News Releases
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

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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.

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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 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 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: 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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