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

Past thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette to the acquire of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board conference a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Because the Metropolis of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 per employee for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA resources when they could have utilized their ARPA money to the funding of the airboat as a substitute of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Metropolis of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a reason why the town is on the lookout for participation in the buying of the airboat.”

After a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The expected supply day of the airboat is mid-January.