October 2, 2022

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

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Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette toward the acquire of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Considering that the City of Marinette has recently allotted $500 per employee for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA money when they could have employed their ARPA money in direction of the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a rationale why the city is wanting for participation in the buying of the airboat.”

Immediately after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The expected supply day of the airboat is mid-January.