May 21, 2022


Santa Maria History

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

Past thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in direction of 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. However, at yesterday’s County Board conference a motion 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 invest in of the Airboat. Because the Town of Marinette has not long ago allocated $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA funds when they could have made use of their ARPA resources in direction of the funding of the airboat rather of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a purpose why the town is looking for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”

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