Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette to the order of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion 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 purchase of the Airboat. Since the City of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 per staff for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA money when they could have employed their ARPA resources to the funding of the airboat in its place of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Town of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a rationale why the town is hunting for participation in the buying of the airboat.”
Immediately after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The expected shipping date of the airboat is mid-January.