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


Very last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in direction of the buy of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for purchase of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Town of Marinette has recently allotted $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA cash when they could have utilized their ARPA cash toward the funding of the airboat rather of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the City of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a explanation why the metropolis is searching for participation in the buying of the airboat.”

Immediately after a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The predicted shipping day of the airboat is mid-January.

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