May 21, 2022

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

Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in the direction of the buy of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board meeting 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 obtain of the Airboat. Given that the City of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA cash when they could have made use of their ARPA cash in the direction of the funding of the airboat alternatively of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the City of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a reason why the town is on the lookout for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”

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