September 26, 2023


Clothes that smile

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

Previous month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette to the invest in of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board conference a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for purchase of the Airboat. Since the Metropolis of Marinette has not too long ago allotted $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA cash when they could have utilised their ARPA funds in direction of the funding of the airboat alternatively of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Town of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a reason why the metropolis is hunting for participation in the obtaining 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 predicted shipping day of the airboat is mid-January.