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

Previous month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette toward the order of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement 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. Because the Metropolis of Marinette has not too long ago allocated $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA resources when they could have employed their ARPA resources in direction of the funding of the airboat alternatively of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

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

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