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

Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette towards the order of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board conference a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Since the City of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA cash when they could have employed their ARPA funds to the funding of the airboat rather of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Town of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a explanation why the city is wanting for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”

Just after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The expected delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.