Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in direction of the order of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board conference a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Metropolis of Marinette has just lately allotted $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA money when they could have employed their ARPA resources towards the funding of the airboat rather of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the City of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a cause why the town is on the lookout for participation in the getting of the airboat.”
Right after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.