May 26, 2022

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

Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette to the acquire of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement 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 order of the Airboat. Since the City of Marinette has lately allotted $500 for each employee for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA cash when they could have utilized their ARPA cash to the funding of the airboat in its place of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Metropolis of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


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

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