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

Previous month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in direction of the buy of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Given that the Metropolis of Marinette has just lately allocated $500 per personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA funds when they could have applied their ARPA money towards the funding of the airboat as a substitute of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

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

Following a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The anticipated supply date of the airboat is mid-January.