Last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette toward the purchase of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Nevertheless, 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 Metropolis of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Metropolis of Marinette has a short while ago allotted $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA money when they could have made use of their ARPA resources to the funding of the airboat instead of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Town of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a rationale why the city is on the lookout for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
Just after a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.