Marinette County approves funds to support City of Marinette Airboat after reconsideration
Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in direction of the acquire 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 meeting a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Considering that the City of Marinette has not long ago allocated $500 for each staff for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA funds when they could have utilised their ARPA funds in direction of the funding of the airboat as an alternative of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Metropolis of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a cause why the town is wanting for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
Following a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.