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

Previous month the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in direction of the order of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly 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 invest in of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the City of Marinette has just lately allocated $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA resources when they could have made use of their ARPA cash in direction of the funding of the airboat instead of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the City of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a motive why the town is on the lookout for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”

Soon after a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The predicted delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.