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

Carol E. Corker

Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette to the invest in of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Due to the fact the City of Marinette has lately allocated $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA resources when they could have employed their ARPA resources in direction of the funding of the airboat in its place of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Metropolis of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a purpose why the metropolis is looking for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”

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

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