Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in direction of the buy of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. However, 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 purchase of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Metropolis of Marinette has a short while ago allotted $500 for each employee for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA funds when they could have applied their ARPA resources to the funding of the airboat rather of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Town of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a cause why the metropolis is wanting for participation in the paying for of the airboat.”
Soon 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 delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.