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

Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in direction of the obtain of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Town of Marinette has not long ago allocated $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA resources when they could have utilized their ARPA funds toward the funding of the airboat alternatively of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Metropolis of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

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

Just after a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The predicted supply date of the airboat is mid-January.