June 23, 2024

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

Last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in the direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board assembly 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 purchase of the Airboat. Since the Metropolis of Marinette has recently allotted $500 for each personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA resources when they could have made use of their ARPA cash in direction of the funding of the airboat instead of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


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

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