Very last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in direction of the order of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion 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 a short while ago allocated $500 per staff for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA money when they could have utilised their ARPA money toward the funding of the airboat rather of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Town of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a purpose why the city is searching for participation in the getting of the airboat.”
Just after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The expected supply date of the airboat is mid-January.