Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the City of Marinette has lately allocated $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA resources when they could have utilized their ARPA resources in the direction of the funding of the airboat in its place of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Metropolis of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a motive why the town is seeking for participation in the buying of the airboat.”
Right after a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned shipping date of the airboat is mid-January.