May 23, 2024

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

Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette toward the purchase of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Due to the fact the City of Marinette has lately allocated $500 for every personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA cash when they could have applied their ARPA funds towards the funding of the airboat in its place of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Metropolis of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


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

Following a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The envisioned shipping date of the airboat is mid-January.