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


Last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Because the Town of Marinette has recently allocated $500 for every personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA money when they could have utilised their ARPA money towards the funding of the airboat alternatively of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Metropolis of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a cause why the town is hunting for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”

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


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