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

Jene J. Long

Very last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in the direction of the invest in of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was introduced 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. Because the Town of Marinette has not too long ago allocated $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA resources when they could have utilised their ARPA money to the funding of the airboat instead of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the City of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

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

After a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The anticipated supply day of the airboat is mid-January.

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