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

Previous month the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in the direction of the obtain of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Considering that the City of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA resources when they could have applied their ARPA funds in direction of the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the City of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

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

Just after a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The anticipated shipping day of the airboat is mid-January.