May 28, 2022

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

Past thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette to the obtain of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for purchase of the Airboat. Since the Town of Marinette has recently allocated $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA resources when they could have employed their ARPA funds towards the funding of the airboat instead of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Town of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a cause why the city is seeking for participation in the buying of the airboat.”

Right after a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The predicted supply day of the airboat is mid-January.