June 7, 2023


Automotive and technology

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

Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette to the acquire of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Because the Metropolis of Marinette has recently allocated $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA funds when they could have employed their ARPA funds towards the funding of the airboat as a substitute of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Town of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a motive why the metropolis is searching for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”

Following a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The anticipated supply date of the airboat is mid-January.