June 5, 2023


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

Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette to the invest in of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. On the other hand, 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 Metropolis of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Metropolis of Marinette has not long ago allocated $500 for each personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA funds when they could have employed their ARPA cash towards the funding of the airboat instead of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Town of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a rationale why the metropolis is searching 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 predicted shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.