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

Louetta R. Clark

Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette towards the acquire of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was introduced 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. Due to the fact the City of Marinette has just lately allotted $500 per personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA cash when they could have made use of their ARPA money to the funding of the airboat alternatively of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Town of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a explanation why the metropolis is looking for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”

Right after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The expected shipping and delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.

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