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

Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette towards the obtain of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Since the City of Marinette has recently allotted $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA cash when they could have utilized their ARPA cash to the funding of the airboat in its place of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the City of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a reason why the metropolis is hunting for participation in the buying of the airboat.”

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

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