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

Previous thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette to the purchase of a new 24 ft search 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 introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Given that the Metropolis of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 per personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA resources when they could have utilised their ARPA funds in direction of the funding of the airboat rather of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Town of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a rationale why the metropolis is seeking for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”

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