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

Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette toward the order of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Metropolis of Marinette has not too long ago allocated $500 per personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA funds when they could have utilised their ARPA funds toward the funding of the airboat instead of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Town of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a motive why the city is hunting for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”

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