May 30, 2024


General Evolution

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

Past thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette toward the invest in of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Because the City of Marinette has not too long ago allocated $500 per staff for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA funds when they could have applied their ARPA resources towards the funding of the airboat in its place of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a motive why the town is seeking for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”

Right after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The anticipated shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.