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

Previous thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette towards the purchase of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement 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. Considering that the City of Marinette has not too long ago allotted $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA resources when they could have applied their ARPA resources towards the funding of the airboat as a substitute of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a explanation why the city is looking for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”

Soon after a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The predicted supply day of the airboat is mid-January.