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

ByThelma D. Griggs

Mar 28, 2022 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in the direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Because the Metropolis of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 for each worker for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA resources when they could have applied their ARPA funds in the direction of the funding of the airboat in its place of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Metropolis of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


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

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