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

Final thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in direction of the purchase of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Since the Town of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 for each staff for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA resources when they could have utilised their ARPA cash to the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the City of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

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

Right 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.