Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in the direction of the order of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. However, 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 buy of the Airboat. Given that the City of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA funds when they could have made use of their ARPA money to the funding of the airboat as a substitute of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a purpose why the town is looking for participation in the buying of the airboat.”
Soon 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 and delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.