Marinette County approves funds to support City of Marinette Airboat after reconsideration
Previous thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette toward the acquire of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Metropolis of Marinette has not too long ago allotted $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA funds when they could have applied their ARPA cash in direction of the funding of the airboat rather of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a purpose why the metropolis is looking for participation in the getting of the airboat.”
After a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.