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

Kristin

Previous thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette to the buy of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Metropolis of Marinette has a short while ago allotted $500 per staff for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA cash when they could have made use of their ARPA resources in direction of the funding of the airboat rather of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Metropolis of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a explanation why the city is seeking for participation in the paying for of the airboat.”

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

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