November 27, 2022

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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 Metropolis of Marinette in direction of the obtain of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the City of Marinette has recently allocated $500 for each staff for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA resources when they could have utilized their ARPA cash in the direction of the funding of the airboat as an alternative of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Metropolis of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


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

After a prolonged 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.