Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette towards the order of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Because the Metropolis of Marinette has lately allotted $500 for each worker for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA funds when they could have applied their ARPA funds toward the funding of the airboat as a substitute of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Metropolis of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a reason why the town is searching for participation in the buying of the airboat.”
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 delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.