Final thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette to the invest in of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Because the Metropolis of Marinette has not long ago allocated $500 per staff for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA funds when they could have used their ARPA resources in direction of the funding of the airboat as an alternative of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Town of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a purpose why the town is hunting for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
Immediately 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 shipping date of the airboat is mid-January.