Past thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette toward the buy of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Town of Marinette has not too long ago allotted $500 for each worker for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA cash when they could have applied their ARPA funds in the direction of the funding of the airboat instead of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Metropolis of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a rationale why the metropolis is searching for participation in the getting of the airboat.”
After a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated shipping and delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.