Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette to the acquire of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Since the City of Marinette has not too long ago allocated $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA money when they could have used their ARPA funds towards the funding of the airboat in its place of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the City of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a rationale why the city is on the lookout for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”
Right after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned shipping date of the airboat is mid-January.