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

Beatrice J. Doty

Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in the direction of the invest in 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 motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Metropolis of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 for each personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA money when they could have applied their ARPA resources in direction of the funding of the airboat alternatively of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a explanation why the town is wanting for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”

Following a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The expected shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.

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