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

Previous thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette toward the invest in of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Given that the City of Marinette has just lately allotted $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA money when they could have utilised their ARPA funds to the funding of the airboat alternatively of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Town of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a cause why the metropolis is hunting for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”

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