Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette toward the buy of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the City of Marinette has not too long ago allotted $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA cash when they could have made use of their ARPA cash in the direction of the funding of the airboat as a substitute 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 motive why the metropolis is hunting for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
Right after a prolonged discussion, 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.