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

Very last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in the direction of the buy of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion 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 purchase of the Airboat. Because the Metropolis of Marinette has not long ago allocated $500 for each personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA funds when they could have made use of their ARPA resources toward the funding of the airboat alternatively of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a cause why the town is wanting for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”

After a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The anticipated delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.