Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette towards the purchase of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Since the Metropolis of Marinette has recently allocated $500 for each worker for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA cash when they could have used their ARPA resources to the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the City of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a rationale why the city is seeking for participation in the getting of the airboat.”
Right after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The expected delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.