You may have noticed a few new faces among city staff. Our new Building Inspector is Lenny Leggett and Darrin Smith has recently joined the Public Works department. This fall, Silvia Gransee joined the City Hall staff as our City Clerk, along with Stacy Stahl as our new Code Officer. Additionally, David Turner became our new City Administrator last spring. All are valuable members to our staff and we are excited to welcome them to our KCB family.
Unfortunately, COVID-19 cases are increasing dramatically in our area. Per Bob Eadie, Health Officer and Administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County, “The best way to prevent anyone from getting infected in the first place is to follow basic health principles. Masking when around others, covering your cough or sneeze, washing your hands, and social distancing, even when vaccinated, is our key to slowing the spread of the virus.”
In addition, the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County urges that all those who are sick to stay home to prevent infectious diseases, especially COVID-19, from spreading.
“The infection rate of COVID-19 in Monroe County is high. By continuing to be around others while knowingly sick, you can be exposing not only your friends, family, and co-workers, but also their families. Stay home to cut off the transmission of COVID-19,” said Dr. Mark Whiteside, Medical Director for the department.
With this in mind, we are taking steps to ensure the health and safety of residents, and our city staff and their families.
Building Department services will be available by appointment only. Please call our Building Official Gerard Roussin at 305-434-0804 to schedule. City Hall business will be conducted exclusively through window service.
We will continue to monitor the situation in the coming weeks and will adjust our COVID-19 mitigation strategies accordingly.
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We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding. By working together, we can all stay healthy and safe!
Mayor Patti Trefry