Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette toward the invest in of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. However, 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 obtain of the Airboat. Given that the Town of Marinette has lately allotted $500 per personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA money when they could have utilized their ARPA funds toward the funding of the airboat alternatively of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the City of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a cause why the metropolis is hunting for participation in the getting of the airboat.”

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