June 13, 2024


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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 Town of Marinette towards the obtain of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Metropolis of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 for each worker for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA resources when they could have made use of their ARPA resources toward the funding of the airboat rather of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Metropolis of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a explanation why the metropolis is on the lookout for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”

Soon after a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The envisioned supply date of the airboat is mid-January.