Previous month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Given that the Metropolis of Marinette has not too long ago allocated $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA money when they could have used their ARPA resources toward the funding of the airboat as a substitute of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Metropolis of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a motive why the city is looking for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
Immediately after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted shipping day of the airboat is mid-January.