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

Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette towards the acquire of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement 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 acquire of the Airboat. Considering that the City of Marinette has lately allotted $500 for each staff for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA resources when they could have utilized their ARPA money in direction of the funding of the airboat rather of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Town of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a motive why the metropolis is searching for participation in the buying 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 expected shipping date of the airboat is mid-January.