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

Past thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in the direction of the obtain of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for purchase of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Town of Marinette has recently allotted $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA cash when they could have employed their ARPA cash to the funding of the airboat rather of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Metropolis of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

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

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