Why choose Key by the Sea?

Keys RV/Mobile Home Condominium Association, Inc. is now "Key by the Sea". We are a member owned residential association.

In September 2004, the member-owners purchased the park.

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Proposed DA Amendment

The City of Marathon City Council will be holding Public Hearings:

Request: Consideration Of A Request For An Amendment To An Existing Development Agreement Documented As Recorded In City Of Marathon Resolution 2007-093 For Keys RV/Mobile Home Condominium Association, Inc., Pursuant to Chapter 102,- Article---8 Of The -City of- Marathon Land Development Regulations (LDRs) Entitled "Development Agreement" In Order To Amend The Agreement Revising Conditions For The Removal And Replacement Of Permanent RVs And Allowing For The Use Of Permanent RV Sites For Recreational Vehicles Until Such Time As A Permanent RV Is Replaced By A Permanent Residential Unit; For Property Which Is Legally Described As Keys RV/Mobile Home Condominium; Located At 6099 Overseas Highway, Having Real Estate Numbers 00338830-xxxxxx (As Stated In The Resolution), Nearest Mile Marker 50.


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Click here to read the entire amendment (underlined paragraphs are the additions, page 3 only)

DA Letter to the Membership

To all our owners. On August 14 at 5.30pm the city council will have brought before it an amendment to our development agreement. I was told by a city official that if we do not have a show of support from our members by coming to this meeting, or at the very least if you cannot attend, furnishing a letter in support of this amendment, it will not go through.  
I will try and explain what this amendment does and what could happen if we do not get it to go through.

This amendment does not remove anything from the original agreement. All vested rights remain. You can still replace a permanent RV with a permanent RV to applicable code. The problem with that scenario is the city is changing those codes so it may be virtually impossible to do this in the future.

This amendment will allow you to use your lot for a travel trailer/rv until you decide to put up a house “market rate dwelling”. The travel trailer/rv will have to remain road ready and may be regulated by the city.

What could happen if this does not go through? If this does not go through and the city starts to enforce its codes which may happen when FEMA pulls out the rest of the way, all the permanent RV lots will only be able to have a market rate dwelling on them. If you lost your Permanent RV to Irma or it’s in a poor condition and needs to be torn down you will have to keep your lot empty until you build a market rate dwelling above flood. You can replace your permanent RV with another permanent RV if you can find one that meets all the city’s new and upcoming codes (wind zone 3 exposure D) etc. I have not yet found any that will fit on a majority of our lots with as small size that they are. If you are currently using a travel trailer/rv on your lot it will have to be removed from your lot and the lot will need to remain empty until you build.

I am requesting the following from our members. Please come to the meeting at 5:30 pm on August 14 and speak as a proponent of this amendment. Explain to the council whether you live here at the park, rent your lot to someone that works in marathon, are working in Marathon yourself, are retired and don’t want to build, can’t build ,etc whatever the reason is ,council needs to hear it and know you support this amendment.

If you absolutely cannot attend please write a letter to the city council and email it to our office or mail it to our office. We will compile them and send them in blocks to the council and deliver them in person at the meeting on the 14.

Remember without support from our owners this will not go through and may create real problems for us down the road.


John Moccio   (Board Secretary)

If you cannot attend, then please write email to each council member expressing your support to this amendment. Please CC manager@keybythesea.org so that we can bring hard copies to meeting.


Mayor Michelle Coldiron
Email: coldironm@ci.marathon.fl.us
Phone: 305-360-7666

Vice Mayor John Bartus
Email: bartusj@ci.marathon.fl.us
Phone: 305-731-1177

Councilmember Dr. Daniel Zieg
Email: ziegd@ci.marathon.fl.us

Councilmember Steve Cook
Email: cooks@ci.marathon.fl.us
Phone: 305-481-0446

Councilmember Mark Senmartin
Email: senmartinm@ci.marathon.fl.us
Phone: 305-289-4120

Hurricane Preparedness

Resident Routine Preparation
•    Obtain a Local Hurricane Guide: Most municipalities in Florida produce hurricane preparedness guides that include evacuation plans, shelter locations, important contact numbers, survival kit recommendations, and more.
•    Update Your Contact Information: Unit owners and residents should make sure that the association has their accurate phone number, address and email address.
•    Have a plan to remove your boat from canal.
•    Hurricane Shutters, Windows, Doors & Garage Doors: Unit owners should consider installing hurricane shutters. Unit owner should consider installing Miami-Dade County approved versions of these fixtures.
•    Disabled Resident Assistance: Any residents that would need assistance in the event of an evacuation should inform reach out to their city and/ or county to sign up for emergency aid.
•    Consider Homeowner’s Insurance: All unit owners should consider homeowners insurance (generally called a HO-6 policy) for their condominium.
•    Photograph Your Home and Valuables: It is worthwhile for every unit owner or resident to photograph their condominium to capture on film all of the personal property within a unit. After a storm, this can be a helpful way to identify items that are missing. For unit owners with homeowners insurance, photographing the property (and valuable items in particular such as TVs) may make processing claims with their insurance companies much easier. It is prudent to contact your insurance company and ask them what they would ideally like to see in the event of a major claim post hurricane. They can typically provide guidance on how to properly prepare.
•    Create a Survival Kit: Keep a survival kit in your home that you can grab in the event of an evacuation. A survival kit should include, at a minimum, fresh water supply, batteries, canned goods, proper identification, important documentation (e.g., birth certificates, social security cards, insurance policies), proof of ownership of your condominium (possibly necessary to get back onto the condominium property after a severe storm where major damage was sustained), cash, and medications.
•    Learn about FEMA: Unit owners should familiarize themselves with FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program, which provides assistance to people whose property has been damaged or destroyed. Identify who to call and how to apply for aid in the event your home is unlivable after a storm.

After a Tropical Storm or Hurricane Warning
 Resident “To Do” List
•    Clear Patios & Balconies: Residents should bring any personal property on patios or outside of their units.
•    Stay Tuned: Keep the radio or TV tuned to emergency frequencies, the local news, or the weather channel for regular updates.
•    Consider Boarding Windows: Consider boarding your windows. If you are unable to board your windows from the outside, boarding them from the inside will still help to protect the interior of your home.
•    Establish An Evacuation Plan: Residents should know their community’s evacuation zone, where they will go once an evacuation is required and the location of the nearest shelters (including if the shelter accepts pets – see www.floridapets.net).
•    Charge Your Electronics: All residents should charge cell phone, camera and laptop batteries and consider purchasing backup batteries.
•    Prepare Your Vehicle: Residents should fill up their cars with gas and check tire pressure. The sooner this is done the better, as lines at gas stations tend to get longer as the storm approaches.
•    Fill Your Bathtub: Consider storing drinking water in large containers or in the bathtub, as tap water may not be safe to drink for some time after the storm.
•    Set Freezer & Fridge to Coldest Settings: Residents should set their freezer and refrigerator to the coolest setting to protect food for as long as possible in the event that electricity is lost. It is prudent to have several days’ worth of food on hand that does not require refrigeration.
•    Protect Personal Property: Residents should consider moving valuable items away from windows and doors. A supply of towels should be kept on hand to address any water entry during the storm.
 After an Evacuation Order
Resident “To Do” List
•    Traffic Check: Residents should check local evacuation routes to determine which is the best option and leave as quickly as possible (traffic becomes heavier the close the storm becomes).
•    Remove your boat from canal: consult your plan and bring your boat to a marina or elsewhere for safe storage. You cannot keep your boat in the Keys RV Mobile Home Condominium Association Inc. Canal during a mandatory evacuation.
•    Refrigerator and Freezer Clean Out: To avoid rotting food if power is lost, refrigerators and freezers should be cleaned out prior to evacuation.
•    Unplug Electronics & Appliances: Turn off and unplug any computers, printers, routers, coffee makers, and other appliances or electronics. If possible, remove electronics from the floor and place them in the highest available location.
•    Water Shut Off: Residents should shut off the unit’s main water source.
•    Electricity Shut Off:  Residents should turn off the electricity prior to leaving using the breaker panels in their units.
After a Tropical Storm or Hurricane
Resident “To Do” List
•    Returning to the Property: Prior to returning to the property, residents should obtain the “go ahead” from local authorities and the association. Once it is safe to return to the property, the association should inform residents via email or the community’s website.
•    Proceed with Caution: Returning to a damaged property can be dangerous. Local government generally provides guidance on things to consider when returning after a storm in their hurricane guides. The Red Cross also puts out a comprehensive guide on this subject.

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City Council Meeting August 14th, 2018

Keys RV/Mobile Home Condominium Association, Inc.

This location has been serving transient and long term mobile home residences since the early 1950's. In September 2004, the member-owners purchased the park. They established and incorporated it for the purpose of providing site ownership for the residences. Key RV/Mobile Home Condominium Association is one of the last bastions of affordable housing in the Florida Keys. To this day it continues providing such.

The association common property includes Atlantic Ocean access via private canal dockage or private canal boat ramp.

Bathhouse There are three bathhouses and full service Laundry facilities located within the park.

The Clubhouse/Recreation Hall is located near the entrance and is used for various functions including: fish fries, community meetings, pot-luck dinners, New Years Eve parties, bingo, dances, board meetings and other get-togethers.
The property also includes an ocean-point waterfront pavilion, with picnic tables, park benches and barbecue. This is a great place for a picnic or just relaxing with friends enjoying a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. The property is a pet friendly community.

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