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

Last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette to the purchase of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Metropolis of Marinette has recently allocated $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA funds when they could have used their ARPA cash toward the funding of the airboat as a substitute of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the City of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a rationale why the town is hunting for participation in the getting of the airboat.”

Just after a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The expected shipping day of the airboat is mid-January.

Sharon Eva

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