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

Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Since the Town of Marinette has recently allocated $500 for each worker for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA cash when they could have made use of their ARPA funds toward the funding of the airboat as a substitute of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the City of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a explanation why the city is on the lookout for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”

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