Past thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette to the order of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for purchase of the Airboat. Because the Metropolis of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA funds when they could have made use of their ARPA resources to the funding of the airboat in its place of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Town of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a motive why the metropolis is seeking for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
After a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned supply date of the airboat is mid-January.