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

Otto I. Eovaldi

Previous month the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette toward the purchase of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Because the Town of Marinette has just lately allocated $500 for every personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA funds when they could have applied their ARPA money in the direction of the funding of the airboat in its place of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Town of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a explanation why the metropolis is searching for participation in the getting 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 shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.

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