Final thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette towards the order of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Because the City of Marinette has lately allotted $500 per staff for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA money when they could have applied their ARPA resources towards the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a cause why the city is searching for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
After a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.