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


Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette toward the acquire of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Given that the City of Marinette has lately allotted $500 for each worker for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA cash when they could have made use of their ARPA funds in direction of the funding of the airboat in its place of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a rationale why the metropolis is seeking for participation in the getting 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 anticipated delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.

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