August 10, 2022


Why Wait Grab

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

Last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion 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 invest in of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Town of Marinette has lately allotted $500 for every personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA funds when they could have utilised their ARPA resources to the funding of the airboat in its place of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the City of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a rationale why the city is seeking for participation in the getting of the airboat.”

Just after a prolonged 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.