June 6, 2023


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

Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette to the obtain of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board conference a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Because the Metropolis of Marinette has just lately allotted $500 for every personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA cash when they could have made use of their ARPA money in direction of the funding of the airboat instead of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Metropolis of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

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

Immediately after a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The expected shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.