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

Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette toward the obtain of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Having said that, 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 City of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Because the Town of Marinette has lately allocated $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA resources when they could have applied their ARPA resources in direction of the funding of the airboat rather of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”


Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a motive why the town is hunting for participation in the paying for 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 anticipated delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.