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

Very last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in the direction of the buy of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Considering that the City of Marinette has not long ago allocated $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA funds when they could have applied their ARPA money in direction of the funding of the airboat as an alternative of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the City of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a motive why the metropolis is on the lookout for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”

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