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Posted on: April 21, 2021

APPLICATION & RENEWAL FOR HURRICANE BUSINESS PLACARD REENTRY PROGRAM OPEN UNTIL MAY 28

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The application period for Monroe County Emergency Management’s 2021 Business Placard Reentry Program runs through Friday, May 28 at 5 p.m. There will be no exceptions after this time to apply for the 2021 business placard. The program affords businesses ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

MONROE COUNTY COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATES & PARTNERSHIPS FOR MULTIPLE VACCINATION EVENTS

People sit on benches at Bernstein Park vaccination event,

Monroe County Emergency Management, Walgreens, the City of Islamorada, and the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County held three vaccination events in partnership on Wednesday, March 25. The vaccination events took place at Bernstein Park on Stock ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

REMINDER: REENTRY STICKER VEHICLE WINDSHIELD DECALS ARE AVAILABLE FOR MONROE COUNTY RESIDENTS

Reentry Sticker Decals in a picture with a hurricane background "available now"

Monroe County residents can pick up one reentry sticker for each registered vehicle by providing proof of residency at a Monroe County Tax Collector’s office. Proof of residency includes a Florida Driver’s License and vehicle registrat...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE RESPONDS TO STRUCTURE FIRE ON SUGARLOAF KEY

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Monroe County Fire Rescue Stations 9, 10, 11, and 13
responded to a fully involved structure fire on Oleander Lane on Sugarloaf Keyat approximately 11 p.m. on Monday. Ladder 11 used an elevated stream to
extinguish the flames that vented through the r...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE HELPS ELDERLY BIG PINE KEY RESIDENT IN NEED

Firefighters seen clearing overgrown landscaping at an elderly person's home

Monroe County Fire Rescue station 11 and 13 crews did not hesitate to help an elderly Big Pine Key resident clear downed branches and overgrown trees after Monroe County Social Services inquired about the hazard to the resident’s mobility. The c...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

BUILDING DEPARTMENT TO OPEN SATELLITE PERMITTING OFFICE ON BIG PINE KEY

Building permit placard with a hard hat sitting on top of the plans

Monroe County Mayor Michelle Coldiron and the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners authorized hiring a customer service representative to open a satellite permitting intake and issuance office on Big Pine Key. The goal is to open the satellite offi...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

COMMISSIONERS ENCOURAGE VACCINATIONS AND PERSONAL CHOICE OF FACIAL COVERINGS

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In the transitional period following Governor DeSantis’ recent executive order 21-102, the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners rescinded the local facial covering ordinance in place to protect Monroe County citizens from COVID-19. At the...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

FLOOD PRONE HOMEOWNERS INVITED TO LEARN ABOUT FEMA’S MITIGATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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Is your home below the required base flood elevation and at risk of flooding, or has it flooded in the past, and you’ve filed a flood insurance claim with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)? If so, you may be interested in grant funding to elevat...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

PUBLIC COMMENT ACCEPTED FOR NEW CANAL RESTORATION WORK PLAN THROUGH MAY 12

Canal Restoration on Canal 75 in Key Largo 2018-6

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners will accept public comment for the new canal restoration work program that requires updated canal master plan information and proposed selection criteria. The new plan ranks 96 canals in unincorporated Monro...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

ROAD AND DRAINAGE PROJECT ON 1ST STREET AND BERTHA STREET IN KEY WEST CONTINUES THRU 2022

1st Street and Bertha Detour Aerial view from Google Maps

Monroe County’s 1st Street and Bertha Street Roadway and Drainage Improvement Project in Key West is scheduled in phases through July 2022. The work will consist of reconstruction and resurfacing the two roads, installing a new stormwater collec...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

TWO CONTRACTS APPROVED TO CLEAR HURRICANE IRMA MARINE DEBRIS FROM NEARSHORE WATERS & CANALS

Debris removed from canal 475 Geiger Key

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved two contracts at today’s meeting that will benefit nearshore water quality in unincorporated Monroe County. The first contract is with Adventure Environmental and subcontractor Monroe Coun...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

COMMISSIONERS RECOGNIZE STAFF, DRAFT CRS REPORT SHOWS COUNTY JUMPING TO CRS CLASS 3

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners recognized consultant Lori Lehr, staff members, and community members who contributed to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) Insurance Services Office (ISO) recommended ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

GABRIELA HENRI OF CODE COMPLIANCE AWARDED MONROE COUNTY’S EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Gabriela Henri awarded 2020 Employee of the Year virtually while sitting at her computer

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners awarded Gabriela Henri, an administrative assistant in code compliance, as Monroe County’s 2020 Employee of the Year for her positive impact on fellow staff members and performance that exceeds nor...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

FLOOD POLICYHOLDERS IN UNINCORP COUNTY WILL SEE ADDITIONAL CRS DISCOUNTS IN 2022

2 examples of savings if moved to a class 3

Due to Monroe County’s efforts over the past five years in the voluntary Community Rating System (CRS), most of the nearly 14,400 National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders in unincorporated Monroe County are expected to receive new a...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

MONROE COUNTY TO IMPROVE PERMITTING PROCESS WITH ONLINE SERVICE

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COVID-19 brought to light how important it is to provide better customer service and the need to introduce online permitting, plan review, and inspections. The current permitting is handled by outdated software and County staff is evaluating a new system,...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

PROJECT MANAGEMENT UPGRADES EAST MARTELLO FIELD, IMPROVES DRAINAGE AND VISABILITY

East Martello Field in preparation for grading, field is empty.

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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