July 6, 2022

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

Final thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in the direction of the obtain of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion 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 not long ago allocated $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA cash when they could have utilized their ARPA resources towards the funding of the airboat instead of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


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

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