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


Previous thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette to the purchase of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Due to the fact the City of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA funds when they could have used their ARPA cash toward the funding of the airboat rather of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Town of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a explanation why the town is seeking for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”

Soon after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The predicted delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.

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