Past thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette toward the purchase of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Considering that the City of Marinette has recently allotted $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA cash when they could have utilized their ARPA cash towards the funding of the airboat in its place of inquiring 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 cause why the metropolis is on the lookout for participation in the buying of the airboat.”
After a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.