Previous month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette towards the order 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 meeting a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Metropolis of Marinette has a short while ago allotted $500 for every personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA money when they could have used their ARPA money toward the funding of the airboat instead of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a rationale why the town is seeking for participation in the buying of the airboat.”
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 supply date of the airboat is mid-January.