Last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette to the acquire of a new 24 ft research 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 meeting a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Due to the fact the City of Marinette has just lately allocated $500 for each worker for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA resources when they could have employed their ARPA money towards the funding of the airboat in its place of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Metropolis of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a purpose why the city is searching for participation in the buying of the airboat.”
Immediately after a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted shipping date of the airboat is mid-January.