Previous month the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette to the invest in of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board conference a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Given that the Metropolis of Marinette has not too long ago allocated $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA money when they could have utilized their ARPA money in direction of the funding of the airboat alternatively of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the City of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a rationale why the city is seeking for participation in the obtaining 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 expected delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.