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

Past thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised 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 able to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Considering that the Town of Marinette has recently allocated $500 per employee for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA money when they could have utilized their ARPA cash towards the funding of the airboat alternatively of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a cause why the metropolis is looking for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”

Following a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The predicted supply date of the airboat is mid-January.