City of Marathon

No hurricane shelters will open in Florida Keys

No hurricane shelters will open in Florida Keys

The City of Marathon and Monroe County have declared a state of local emergency The City of Marathon has activated its Emergency Operations Center at City Hall. Monroe County has also activated its Emergency Operations Center in the Marathon Government Building. Both are being staffed during regular business hours and will move to 24-coverage as […]

Marathon Council reprimands Planning Commissioner over advertisement

Marathon Council reprimands Planning Commissioner over advertisement

Marathon Mayor Mark Senmartin called on Councilwoman Michelle Coldiron to remove Planning Commissioner Lott Pansky on Tuesday. Pansky paid for a full-page advertisement published in the Marathon Weekly on April 8 in support of Coldiron’s plan to pass a resolution that would not allow for any “new” hotel development until current projects are completed. The […]

Keys contingent speak with state leaders

Keys contingent speak with state leaders

Locals hear two Keys-specific bills introduced at the Capitol More than 75 ambassadors from Monroe County invaded Tallahassee this week for “Florida Keys Day” at the state capital. The one-day session, which began in 2009 under the direction of State Representative Holly Raschein, has provided a vital platform for local delegates to interact with some […]

Marathon Election Results

Marathon Election Results

The votes have been tallied. Mark Senmartin and Michelle Coldiron have received the most votes in the election for Marathon City Council. Incumbent and Vice Mayor Mike Senmartin is a small businessman and has been elected to his second term. In 2013, he received 1,401 votes defeating incumbent and former Mayor Pete Worthington. Political newcomer […]

Counties, cities crack down on illegal rentals

Counties, cities crack down on illegal rentals

A Monroe County Tourist Development Council research study, examining occurrences of illegal or non-compliant vacation rentals and vacation rental scams in the Florida Keys, was released Tuesday accompanied by recommendations to enhance a partnership between the TDC and the Monroe County Tax Collector’s Office to help mitigate such practices. At the beginning of 2015, Monroe […]