NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, that on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 1:30P.M., the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida, intends to consider the following:

A VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING APPROVAL TO APPLY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY (“DEO”) FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT-MITIGATION (CDBG-MIT) FUNDING FOR THE BELOW-DESCRIBED PROJECTS:

1. Florida Keys Regional Resilience Plan and Neighborhood Livability Outreach and Planning

In compliance with program requirements, the applications has been posted for public comment at the following website: http://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/1200/CDBG-Mitigation-Programs for a 14-day public comment period.

The State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity has allocated $20 Million to the General Planning Support Program, funded through the Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Program. The GPS will allow units of general local government (UGLG) and state agencies to develop mitigation plans that will build a foundation for continuous coordination and data-driven outcomes in the State of Florida.

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 20-69, Monroe County Emergency Directive 20-06, and the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) social-distancing guidelines established to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the July 15, 2020, meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida, will be conducted via Communication Media Technology (“CMT”), using a Zoom Webinar platform. Executive Order 20-150 extends EO 20-69. If the Governor issues a subsequent order changing directives for Local Government Public Meetings, the County will provide updates on the County Website at MonroeCounty-FL.Gov. Public Hearings will commence at 1:30P.M. Below are the various options available to the public to view the live meeting and/or to make public comments on certain agenda items.

The public is strongly encouraged to watch the meeting on Monroe County’s MCTV Comcast Channel 76, or listen to audio-only from their phones by dialing (646) 518-9805 and, when prompted, enter the Webinar ID number 966 7596 0018 followed by the # key.

The public can watch the meeting online by visiting the County’s meeting portal at: http://monroecountyfl.iqmZ.com/Citizens/Default.aspx to view with live closed-captioning on an integrated page that includes the Agenda/Agenda backup.

If a person wishes to comment on a particular item on the agenda, when the Mayor calls for speakers on the item on which you wish to comment:

a) If phoning in: Dial *9 to “raise your hand” to be recognized by the Zoom webinar monitor;
b) If watching online: open the Zoom Webinar link below:
https://monroecounty-fl.gov/BoccMeetingJuly15

When prompted, enter your email address and name to join the webinar and be recognized by the meeting monitor. The live Zoom Webinar link also appears in the published Agenda and Agenda Packet.

A person may submit written or other physical evidence on a particular agenda item for consideration at the BOCC meeting to: Lindsey Ballard, via email, to: ballard-lindsey@monroecounty-fl.gov, or by mail to: The County Administrator’s Office, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040. The documents must be received by 9:00A.M. on Monday, July 13, 2020, and must include the submitter’s name, address, phone number, email address, and the agenda item number to which the documents refer.

For additional assistance, please call (305) 292-4441, or email your request to your request or inquiry to:
Lindsey Ballard (ballard-lindsey@monroecounty-fl.gov), or
Liz Yongue (yongue-liz@monroecounty-fl.gov)

ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodation in order to participate in this meeting, please contact the County Administrator’s Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing-or voice-impaired, call “711”.

Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearings or meetings, such person will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Dated at Key West, Monroe County, Florida, this 2 day of July, 2020.
KEVIN MADOK, Clerk of the Circuit Court and ex officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida
07/08/20 Key West Citizen