Marinette County approves funds to support City of Marinette Airboat after reconsideration

Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette towards the buy of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Given that the Metropolis of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 per staff for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA money when they could have applied their ARPA cash in direction of the funding of the airboat alternatively of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Metropolis of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a motive why the city is looking for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”

Immediately after a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The envisioned delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.

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