February 21, 2024


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

Final thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in the direction of the invest in of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Given that the Town of Marinette has just lately allotted $500 for each personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA money when they could have applied their ARPA resources in direction of the funding of the airboat alternatively of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the City of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a reason why the town is on the lookout for participation in the paying for of the airboat.”

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