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

Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette towards the order of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Because the City of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA cash when they could have utilized their ARPA resources in direction of the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Town of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a explanation why the metropolis is searching for participation in the buying of the airboat.”

Following a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The envisioned delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.

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