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

Very last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette to the buy of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Nonetheless, 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 Metropolis of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Because the Metropolis of Marinette has lately allocated $500 for each employee for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA money when they could have made use of their ARPA resources toward the funding of the airboat as a substitute of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

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

Right 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 supply day of the airboat is mid-January.