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

Dee Yonker

Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette toward the obtain of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Metropolis of Marinette has a short while ago allotted $500 for every personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA money when they could have used their ARPA cash in direction of the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Metropolis of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a purpose why the city is hunting for participation in the buying of the airboat.”

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

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