Last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in the direction of the purchase of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Because the Metropolis of Marinette has recently allotted $500 per employee for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA cash when they could have utilised their ARPA cash towards the funding of the airboat alternatively of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a motive why the town is seeking for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”
After a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.