September 26, 2022


Fashion groove

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

Past thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette toward the buy of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Because the Town of Marinette has not too long ago allotted $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA resources when they could have used their ARPA funds to the funding of the airboat as a substitute of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Metropolis of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

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

Just after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The predicted shipping date of the airboat is mid-January.