June 23, 2024

Alex o'Loughlin

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

Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board conference a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Since the Metropolis of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA funds when they could have utilized their ARPA funds towards the funding of the airboat instead of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Metropolis of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a motive why the city is on the lookout for participation in the buying of the airboat.”

Right after a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The envisioned supply date of the airboat is mid-January.