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

Last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in direction of the order of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement 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 purchase of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the City of Marinette has just lately allocated $500 for each staff for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA money when they could have used their ARPA resources in direction of the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Town of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a reason why the city is seeking for participation in the paying for of the airboat.”

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