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Posted on: February 12, 2020

FULL SCALE DISASTER EXERCISE TO BE HELD FEB. 20 AT KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Monroe County Fire Rescue transports a volunteer at theFull Scale Exercise in 2017

Key West International Airport and Monroe County Fire Rescue will be conducting its triennial full-scale disaster exercise to review the Airport Emergency Plan on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 11 p.m. The airport will remain open throughout the event and th...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

DEPUTY CHIEF STEVE HUDSON TESTIFIES SUCCESSES OF TRAUMA STAR IN TALLAHASSEE

Group shot of Lisa Tennyson, Holly Raschein, Steve Hudson, and Derek Howard

Monroe County Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Steve Hudson testified before the Florida Senate Banking and Insurance Committee and the Florida House Health Market Reform Subcommittee on Jan. 21 regarding legislation aimed to protect Floridians from the practice ...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

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

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) provided a presentation to the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners of the Tentatively Selected Plan of the Florida Keys Coastal Storm Risk Management Study at today’s BOCC meeting.

The USACE provid...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM (CRS) CLASS 4 DESIGNATION MEANS DISCOUNTS ON FLOOD POLICIES

CRS and flood policy discount highlighted

Monroe County’s Community Rating System (CRS) Consultant Lori Lehr presented a Repetitive Flood Loss Area analysis and identified repetitive flood loss areas in unincorporated Monroe County at Wednesday’s Board of County Commissioners ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

JAMES “JIMMY” STEFFEN OF VETERANS AFFAIRS NAMED AS MONROE COUNTY’S EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Jimmy Steffen Veterans Affairs stands in front of the veteran shuttle

If you are a veteran in Monroe County and you need a ride to the mainland to visit the doctor, there a good chance you know James “Jimmy” Steffen, Monroe County’s employee of the fourth quarter and recently awarded Monroe Cou...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTALLS A NEW BOATER INFORMATION KIOSK AT HARRY HARRIS PARK

Conceptual drawing of the boat ramp kiosk

Monroe County Project Management is installing a new boater information kiosk at the Harry Harris Park boat ramp in Key Largo. The project is being funded through state boating improvement funds generated from recreational vessel registrations. The kiosk ...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

ROMAN GASTESI: 2019 MONROE COUNTY A YEAR IN REVIEW – 2020 LOOKING INTO THE NEW DECADE

Roman Gastesi at his desk

As we welcome a new decade, Monroe County staff is proud of the work that was done this past year to enhance the quality of the lives of our citizens, business owners, and visitors.

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners are leading the country in...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

COURT DISMISSES GRINDER PUMP CASE AGAINST MONROE COUNTY AND FLORIDA KEYS AQUEDUCT AUTHORITY

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Acting Circuit Judge Mark Wilson dismissed a lawsuit over the placement of sewer technology in resident’s yards in the Lower Keys. On Dec. 17, the Court dismissed the latest challenge, brought earlier this year by a group of property owners against Monroe...

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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 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: 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: 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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