Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette towards the invest in of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for purchase of the Airboat. Given that the City of Marinette has not too long ago allotted $500 per staff for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA funds when they could have applied their ARPA cash in the direction of the funding of the airboat alternatively of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Metropolis of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a reason why the town is on the lookout for participation in the buying of the airboat.”
Soon after a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.