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

Previous month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette toward the invest in of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board conference 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. Due to the fact the Town of Marinette has just lately allocated $500 per personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA cash when they could have utilized their ARPA resources to the funding of the airboat in its place of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Metropolis of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


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

Immediately after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The expected shipping and delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.

Katherine T. Burrows

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