Marinette County approves funds to support City of Marinette Airboat after reconsideration
Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette towards the obtain of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement 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 obtain of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Metropolis of Marinette has recently allotted $500 for each personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA cash when they could have made use of their ARPA resources towards the funding of the airboat rather of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a explanation why the city is searching for participation in the getting of the airboat.”
Following a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The expected delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.