Very last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette towards the acquire of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for purchase of the Airboat. Because the Metropolis of Marinette has not too long ago allotted $500 for every personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA funds when they could have made use of their ARPA cash towards the funding of the airboat as a substitute of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Town of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a rationale why the metropolis is wanting for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
After a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned shipping day of the airboat is mid-January.