Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in direction of the buy of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for purchase of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Metropolis of Marinette has just lately allotted $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA money when they could have applied their ARPA resources towards the funding of the airboat in its place of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Town of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a cause why the town is looking for participation in the getting of the airboat.”
After a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted shipping and delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.