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Posted on: February 17, 2021

HISTORIAN TOM HAMBRIGHT THANKED FOR HIS 35 YEARS OF SERVICE OF PRESERVING FLORIDA KEYS HISTORY

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Monroe County Public Library System's Lead Archivist and acclaimed local Historian Tom Hambright was recognized by the Board of County Commissioners for his 35 years of service to the citizens of Monroe County during the regularly scheduled monthly meetin...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PLAN FOR COASTAL STORM RESILIENCE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS TO CONTINUE

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners directed staff to sign the required letter of support and financial certification and to accept the feasibility study developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for reducing coastal storm risk vul...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

2021 STATE OF THE COUNTY ANNUAL REPORT AND INFORMATION GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

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The 2021 State of the County Annual Report and Information Guide is now available online at www.monroecounty-fl.gov/stateofthecounty and at https://issuu.com/monroecounty.  

The annual report highlights Monroe County’s accomplishments in...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

MONROE COUNTY NAMES GABE PRICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AS EMPLOYEE OF THE FOURTH QUARTER

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Gabe Price, an Information Technology Project Manager, was awarded Monroe County Employee of the Fourth Quarter. He was nominated for his noteworthy performance and continual demonstration of Monroe County values for being "the man behind the curtain...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

FLORIDA LAUNCHES STATEWIDE PREREGISTRATION SYSTEM FOR COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS

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The state announced the launch of a statewide preregistration system to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for individuals 65 and older and frontline healthcare workers. Individuals can preregister for vaccine appointments and be notified when appoint...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

PROJECT MANAGEMENT UPGRADES EAST MARTELLO FIELD, IMPROVES DRAINAGE AND VISABILITY

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Monroe County is completing extensive grading, drainage, fencing, and lighting and electrical upgrades to the East Martello Field in Key West. The field is a popular event field for larger community events like Zombie Bike Ride, outdoor concerts, and annu...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

MONROE COUNTY VETERANS: MIAMI VA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM OFFERS COVID-19 VACCINES TO ELIGIBLE VETERANS

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Monroe County veterans 65 years old or older seeking to receive their COVID-19 vaccination should schedule directly with his or her care team. The Key West Outpatient Clinic is doing a vaccine clinic every Wednesday by appointment for veterans enrolled in...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

MONROE COUNTY SUBMITTING APPEAL REGARDING PRELIMINARY FEMA MAPS, HOMEOWNERS MAY DO THE SAME

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published its notice in the Federal Register seeking comment and information regarding the preliminary coastal flood maps (known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps or FIRMs). Any community or individual property ow...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

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

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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 9, 2020

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

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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: November 18, 2020

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

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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: October 8, 2020

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

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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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