Final thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette to the invest in of a new 24 ft look for 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 conference a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for purchase of the Airboat. Given that the City of Marinette has a short while ago allotted $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA funds when they could have made use of their ARPA money to the funding of the airboat rather of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a motive why the town is searching for participation in the paying for of the airboat.”
Following a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The expected delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.