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

Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in direction of the purchase of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Since the City of Marinette has just lately allotted $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA resources when they could have utilised their ARPA money towards the funding of the airboat in its place of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Town of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

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

Immediately after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The expected shipping and delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.

Rachelle R. Sowell

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