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

Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette toward the acquire of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board meeting 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 order of the Airboat. Because the Metropolis of Marinette has lately allotted $500 for each employee for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA funds when they could have employed their ARPA resources toward the funding of the airboat instead of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Metropolis of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a reason why the city is wanting for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”

Right after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The predicted shipping and delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.

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