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

Last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette towards the invest in of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Since the Town of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 for each personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA resources when they could have employed their ARPA resources in the direction of the funding of the airboat rather of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Metropolis of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a purpose why the city is hunting for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”

Right after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The envisioned shipping and delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.