Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in the direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. On the other hand, 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 invest in of the Airboat. Considering that the Metropolis of Marinette has recently allotted $500 for each staff for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA money when they could have made use of their ARPA cash toward the funding of the airboat rather of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Town of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a motive why the city is looking for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
Following a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted shipping day of the airboat is mid-January.