Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in the direction of the buy of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink 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 Town of Marinette has lately allotted $500 for each worker for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA resources when they could have applied their ARPA funds toward the funding of the airboat rather of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Town of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a cause why the metropolis is on the lookout for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
Soon after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.