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

Very last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette towards the buy of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Considering that the Metropolis of Marinette has recently allotted $500 per employee for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA resources when they could have made use of their ARPA funds towards the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Town of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a cause why the metropolis is hunting for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”

Soon after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The envisioned shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.