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

Very last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in the direction of the purchase of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Town of Marinette has recently allotted $500 for each staff for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA money when they could have utilized their ARPA cash towards the funding of the airboat as a substitute of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

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

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