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


Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette towards the acquire of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion 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 Town of Marinette has not too long ago allocated $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA funds when they could have applied their ARPA money toward the funding of the airboat as an alternative of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the City of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a explanation why the city is hunting for participation in the getting of the airboat.”

Following a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The anticipated shipping day of the airboat is mid-January.

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