MORE REVENUE & SPENDING WITHIN ISLAMORADA BUDGET

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Raises for staff and law enforcement, as well as a new derelict vessel removal program and a strategic plan, are among the items accounting for increased spending...

MORE APPLY FOR FORSTER’S COUNTY COMMISSION SEAT

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis directed the lowering of flags to half-staff to honor Monroe County Commissioner and former Islamorada Councilman Mike Forster, who passed away following a...

UPCOMING OCT 6 SESSION: PUBLIC INPUT NEEDED FOR ISLAMORADA’S “FILLS” IMPROVEMENT

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Islamorada residents will have a chance to share their thoughts on possible improvements for the land connecting Lower and Matecumbe Keys — known as the Fills.  A public...

COMMISSIONER RASCHEIN TALKS TAKEAWAYS FROM FORUM ON WATER WOES

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Holly Raschein hasn’t slowed down since terming out as representative for the Florida Keys in the state House. Moving into the private sector with AshBritt following her...

ISLAMORADA COMBATS ILLEGAL VACATION RENTALS WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY

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A number of resolutions were up for approval at the Nov. 18 meeting of Islamorada Village Council. One included an agreement for software technology in an effort...

ISLAMORADA VILLAGE MANAGER TO RESIGN 6 MONTHS AFTER STARTING THE JOB

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Islamorada Village Manager Gregory J. Oravec has resigned just six months after taking the position. The Village Council unanimously approved the selection of Oravec in June 2021.  The...

RESIGNED ISLAMORADA MANAGER GETS $2,000 HOUSING ALLOWANCE AND OTHER BENEFITS THROUGH MARCH

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Former Islamorada Village Manager Greg Oravec worked his final day on Jan. 27 following a surprising resignation announcement earlier in the month. While he’s no longer inside...

AQUEDUCT BOARD DISMISSES PROPOSAL FOR FREE HEALTH INSURANCE FOR LIFE

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Two items on the Feb. 8 Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority board meeting agenda raised eyebrows and drew harsh criticism from nearly anyone who pays a water bill...

HELP WANTED: ISLAMORADA GATHERING APPLICATIONS FOR VILLAGE CLERK & MANAGER

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Two top-tier positions within Islamorada village government seek qualified candidates. A job posted on Feb. 7 for the Islamorada Village Clerk shows an annual salary of $80,000. As...

ATTORNEY “AL” KELLEY CAMPAIGNING FOR COUNTY JUDGE

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Longtime Key West attorney Albert Kelley, who is campaigning for Monroe County court judge, is the kind of guy who is just as happy hunkering down and...