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

Previous month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in the direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Considering that the City of Marinette has not too long ago allotted $500 for every personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA funds when they could have made use of their ARPA cash towards the funding of the airboat rather of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Town of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a motive why the town is looking for participation in the purchasing 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 date of the airboat is mid-January.