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

Previous thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in the direction of the obtain of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for purchase of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Metropolis of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA cash when they could have made use of their ARPA resources in direction of the funding of the airboat alternatively of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Town of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a motive why the metropolis is hunting for participation in the paying for of the airboat.”

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

Paul J. Carlson

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