Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette towards the buy of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Metropolis of Marinette has just lately allotted $500 per personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA funds when they could have employed their ARPA cash towards the funding of the airboat in its place of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Metropolis of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a rationale why the town is on the lookout for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
Following a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.