April 15, 2024


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

Past thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette to the acquire of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Town of Marinette has not too long ago allotted $500 for each employee for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA cash when they could have utilised their ARPA resources in the direction of the funding of the airboat instead of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a reason why the city is wanting for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”

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