Special Needs Registry offered
Keys Energy Services advises residential customers with special needs to register with the Monroe County Social Services Office for help in case of a disaster. The power utility notification falls under Florida statute 252.355, according to the press release.
The Special Needs Registry helps Monroe County Emergency Management personnel identify residents who would need assistance during evacuations and sheltering because of physical, mental, cognitive impairment or sensory disability.
Call the Special Needs Registry at 305-292-4591 or go to http://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/index.aspx?NID=148 by May 31st to ensure those residents are accounted for in advance of this year's hurricane season.
Free plant clinics this month
Monroe County master gardeners offer free plant clinics Keyswide for those having trouble with the foliage.
Key West: 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., Suite 2-260
The following are all from 9 a.m. to noon:
Key Largo: Feb. 6 and 20, Government & Cultural Center, Suite 244, Mile Marker 102
Big Pine Key: Feb. 16, Big Pine Academy, Mile Marker 30.2
Marathon: Feb. 16, Marathon Garden Club, Mile Marker 50
Islamorada: Feb. 16, branch library, Mile Marker 81
Call 305-292-4501 or go to http://monroe.ifas.ufl.edu.
Annual city report is online
The city of Key West released its annual report Friday in an electronic-only edition for the fourth consecutive year.
"That means a 'green' report and an important savings of precious taxpayer dollars," said city spokeswoman Alyson Crean.
The 38-page report is a yearbook-style look at each city department's 2012 work. "The foremost goal of this report is to provide the community with a transparent accounting of the major accomplishments we have completed to make your city a better place to live, work, play and call home," City Manager Bob Vitas said.
It's available at www.keywestcity.com.
Print copies are available by calling 305-809-1058.