December 8, 2022

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

Previous thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette towards the buy of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Because the City of Marinette has a short while ago allotted $500 per employee for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA funds when they could have applied their ARPA resources toward the funding of the airboat instead of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Metropolis of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a motive why the city is seeking for participation in the getting of the airboat.”

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