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

Last thirty day period 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 look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board meeting 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 acquire of the Airboat. Because the Town of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 for each worker for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA resources when they could have made use of their ARPA money towards the funding of the airboat alternatively of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Town of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


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

Soon after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The anticipated supply date of the airboat is mid-January.