May 29, 2024

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

Past thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette towards the purchase of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board conference 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 obtain of the Airboat. Considering that the Town of Marinette has a short while ago allotted $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA money when they could have utilized their ARPA money to the funding of the airboat instead of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


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

Immediately 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 day of the airboat is mid-January.