February 28, 2024

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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 authorised contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in direction of the purchase of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Metropolis of Marinette has recently allotted $500 for each employee for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA resources when they could have used their ARPA funds towards the funding of the airboat alternatively of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Metropolis of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a purpose why the city is wanting for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”

Soon after a prolonged 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.