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

Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette towards the acquire of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for purchase of the Airboat. Given that the City of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 for each employee for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA money when they could have employed their ARPA resources in the direction of the funding of the airboat instead of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Town of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a reason why the town is looking for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”

Following a lengthy 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.

Barbara G. Arnold

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