June 20, 2024

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

Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette to the obtain of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Because the Metropolis of Marinette has a short while ago allotted $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA money when they could have utilized their ARPA money in the direction of the funding of the airboat in its place of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Metropolis of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a reason why the metropolis is searching for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”

Soon after a lengthy dialogue, 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.