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

Katie R. Ochoa

Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in the direction of the buy of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Due to the fact the City of Marinette has not too long ago allotted $500 for each worker for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA cash when they could have utilized their ARPA funds to the funding of the airboat in its place of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Town of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a cause why the city is on the lookout for participation in the buying of the airboat.”

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

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