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


Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette toward the order of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was brought 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 City of Marinette has recently allocated $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA resources when they could have applied their ARPA cash in the direction of the funding of the airboat alternatively of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the City of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a motive why the town is looking for participation in the getting 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 expected shipping and delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.

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