Last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette to the obtain of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Given that the City of Marinette has just lately allotted $500 per personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA cash when they could have employed their ARPA resources toward the funding of the airboat in its place of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Metropolis of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a motive why the town is seeking for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
Following a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.