May 20, 2022

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

Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in direction of the obtain 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 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 invest in of the Airboat. Given that the Metropolis of Marinette has just lately allocated $500 for each worker for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA cash when they could have utilized their ARPA resources in direction of the funding of the airboat as an alternative of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Town of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a reason why the metropolis is hunting for participation in the buying of the airboat.”

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