Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in direction of the order of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Considering that the Town of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA money when they could have used their ARPA cash in the direction of the funding of the airboat alternatively of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Town of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a purpose why the metropolis is hunting for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”

Soon after a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor.  The expected shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.