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Posted on: December 11, 2019

BOCC DIRECTS STAFF TO EXPEDITE STILLWRIGHT POINT NEIGHBORHOOD ROAD VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS

Rhonda Haag and Judy Clarke present at the Monroe County BOCC meeting

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) discussed and directed staff to expedite the analysis and modeling of the Stillwright Point neighborhood in Key Largo to determine the recommended road adaptations, cost, and related policy decisions ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

GOV. RON DESANTIS APPOINTS CRAIG CATES TO FILL VACANT DISTRICT 1 COMMISSION SEAT

Craig Cates Headshot

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his appointment of Craig Cates to fill the vacant District 1 Board of County Commissioner seat left open by Danny Kolhage. Kolhage vacated the seat on Nov. 30 citing personal commitments.

Cates is a former Mayor of the City of K...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

MONROE COUNTY WELCOMES “THE QUARRY” TO ROCKLAND KEY AT RIBBON CUTTING

The Quarry ribbon cutting group photo

Monroe County Mayor Heather Carruthers, Mayor Pro Tem Michelle Coldiron, Commissioner David Rice, and State Rep. Holly Raschein joined the Toppino family and The Vestcor Companies last week to cut the ribbon on the affordable housing project “The Quarry” ...
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Posted on: December 6, 2019

CARD SOUND TOLL ANNUAL PASS AVAILABLE THROUGH JANUARY IN KEY LARGO/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 Monroe County Building Department Office in the Visitor’s Center at the Ocean Reef Club on Tuesdays through Thursdays through Dec. 18 and then from Dec. 30 through Jan. 30. The Ann...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

MONROE COUNTY TOURS WASTE MANAGEMENT RECYCLING CENTER, RECYCLING REMINDERS

Paper Bail at the Waste Management

Monroe County Mayor Pro Tem Michelle Coldiron joined Cheryl Sullivan, Monroe County Director of Solid Waste, and Greg Sullivan, Director of Waste Management in the Florida Keys, to tour the South Florida recycling center located in Pembroke Pines. In addi...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

MONROE COUNTY RECEIVES $15 MILLION SET ASIDE FOR VOLUNTARY HOME BUYOUT PROGRAM

Written: Press Release on whiteboard

The State of Florida announced today Monroe County will receive $15 million for the Voluntary Home Buyout Program. The voluntary program aims to reduce community risk by purchasing homes in high flood-risk areas impacted by Hurricane Irma. The City of Mar...
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Posted on: December 2, 2019

GENERATOR TECHNICIAN CRAIG SMITH ANNOUNCED AS MONROE COUNTY EMPLOYEE OF THE THIRD QUARTER

Craig Smith Headshot Employee of the 3rd Quarter

Monroe County Generator Technician Craig Smith was announced as the Monroe County Employee of the Third Quarter for his dedicated service during the threat of Hurricane Dorian in September.

“Before, during, and after hurricanes, Craig works out o...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

MAYOR CARRUTHERS SPEAKS AT FAC LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE AS WATER POLICY CHAIR

Carruthers speaks at FAC Legislative Conference in Nov. 2019

Monroe County Mayor Heather Carruthers, chair of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Water Policy Committee, addressed the attendees of the 2019 Legislative Conference held in November in Ft. Lauderdale.

“Water is paramount to Florida's eco...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

COUNTY PARTNERS WITH MULTIPLE AGENCIES DRAINAGE, ROADWAY, & SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Roadway project design meeting in Key West in November

Monroe County, in conjunction with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and City of Key West, is in the 60 percent design phase of a .8-mile comprehensive roadway, sidewalk, and drainage improvement project in Key West. The project will take place ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

COMMISSIONER HEATHER CARRUTHERS TAPPED AS MONROE COUNTY MAYOR; MICHELLE COLDIRON AS MAYOR PRO TEM

Mayor Carruthers recognizes Commissioner Murphy for her mayoral duties

At the November Board of County Commissioner’s meeting, the board chose Commissioner Heather Carruthers to serve as Monroe County Mayor and Commissioner Michelle Coldiron to serve as Mayor Pro Tem for the next year. Mayor Carruthers is in her third term a...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER (EOC) SITE SELECTED AT MARATHON AIRPORT

Emergency Operations Conceptual Drawing

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners selected the southwest corner of the Marathon airport property for the Monroe County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the recommendation of staff. The staff evaluated seven locations on the property. The...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

MONROE COUNTY MEETS WITH FLORIDA’S TOP ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICERS IN TALLAHASSEE

Meeting at a table in the Governor's Office with Dr. Julia Nesheiwat

Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi, Monroe County Legislative Affairs Director Lisa Tennyson, and Monroe County Chief Resilience Officer Rhonda Haag traveled to Tallahassee on Tuesday for meetings in the Governor's office with Florida's Chief Resil...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

DISTINGUISHED VISITOR EMBARK PROGRAM ON THE USS STENNIS AIRCRAFT CARRIER

Group picture on the deck of the USS Stennis with airplane landing onboard

Monroe County’s Legislative Affairs Director Lisa Tennyson and Public Information Officer Kristen Livengood were invited by Naval Air Station Key West on a “Distinguished Visitor” overnight tour on the USS John C. Stennis air...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

MONROE COUNTY WELCOMES ERICK D’LEON AS THE NEW ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF AIRPORTS

Headshot of Erick D'Leon, Assistant Director of Airports

Monroe County has hired Erick D’Leon as the new Assistant Director of Airports. Monroe County oversees Key West International Airport and Florida Keys Marathon Airport.

“We welcome Erick to the airport team,” said Richard Stri...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ADDS DIRECT BOSTON FLIGHT STARTING IN FEBRUARY

The island of Key West by air after taking off from Key West airport

Key West International Airport (EYW) will offer a new nonstop service through American Airlines from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) starting Feb. 15 through May 2, 2020 on Saturdays.

“This is the first time this route will be offered no...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

CELEBRATING THE CLEARING OF THE LAST CANAL: NRCS HURRICANE IRMA MARINE DEBRIS PROGRAM

Rhonda Haag and Roman Gastesi celebrate at the last canal being cleared

Monroe County, Village of Islamorada, and Dept. of Environmental Protection officials along with the vendor Adventure Environmental, Inc. and the monitoring company Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions celebrated the clearing of the last canal ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

MONROE COUNTY OFFICIALS BREAK GROUND AT PLANTATION KEY COURTHOUSE AND DETENTION CENTER

Monroe County commissioners and project management break ground at the courthouse

Monroe County Mayor Sylvia Murphy, Commissioners David Rice and Michelle Coldiron, Monroe County Project Management, members of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and Constitutional Officers attended Friday&rsqu...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

STATE LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES OUTLINED AT MEETING HOSTED BY SEN. FLORES AND REP. RASCHEIN

Legislative Affairs Director Lisa Tennyson gives State priorities at delegation meeting

Monroe County Legislative Affairs Director Lisa Tennyson outlined the County’s state legislative priorities for the 2020 session at today’s Legislative Delegation meeting hosted by State Rep. Holly Raschein and State Sen. Anit...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

PLANNING AND MODELING UNDERWAY FOR ROAD ELEVATION PROJECTS IN VULNERABLE AREAS

A street in Key Largo is underwater due to king tide events in the Florida Keys

With seasonal king tides each fall and wind and storm surge impacts exacerbated by Hurricane Dorian, Monroe County is well underway with its Roads Adaptation Plan conducting the necessary planning and modeling for future road elevation and adaptation proj...

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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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