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

Final thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette toward the acquire of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the City of Marinette has not too long ago allocated $500 for each employee for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA money when they could have utilised their ARPA funds toward the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the City of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a explanation why the metropolis is hunting for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”

Just after a lengthy discussion, 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.