Last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in the direction of the invest in of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was brought 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. Considering that the Town of Marinette has not too long ago allotted $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA money when they could have applied their ARPA funds in direction of the funding of the airboat in its place of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the City of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a cause why the metropolis is looking for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
Soon after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.