May 28, 2022

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

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Previous thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in the direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the City of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 for each staff for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA funds when they could have employed their ARPA funds in direction of the funding of the airboat in its place of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Town of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a reason why the metropolis is looking for participation in the getting of the airboat.”

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

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