May 20, 2024

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

Final thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette to the order of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Town of Marinette has lately allotted $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA money when they could have employed their ARPA funds to the funding of the airboat in its place of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Metropolis of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a motive why the city is hunting for participation in the paying for of the airboat.”

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