June 24, 2024


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

Previous month the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in the direction of the obtain of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Considering that the Town of Marinette has not too long ago allotted $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA cash when they could have made use of their ARPA cash 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 states, “there is a motive why the town is seeking for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”

Soon after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The envisioned shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.