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

Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette towards the purchase of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Given that the Town of Marinette has a short while ago allotted $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA resources when they could have employed their ARPA resources in the direction of the funding of the airboat rather of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Town of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a explanation why the metropolis is seeking for participation in the paying for of the airboat.”

After a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The anticipated shipping day of the airboat is mid-January.