Last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette to the obtain of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Because the City of Marinette has not long ago allocated $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA funds when they could have utilized their ARPA funds in direction of the funding of the airboat instead of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Town of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a purpose why the city is searching for participation in the obtaining 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 expected supply date of the airboat is mid-January.