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

Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in the direction of the order of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Since the City of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA resources when they could have utilised their ARPA resources in direction of the funding of the airboat rather of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


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

Following a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The expected shipping and delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.