Last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board assembly 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 purchase of the Airboat. Considering that the Metropolis of Marinette has lately allotted $500 per personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA funds when they could have utilized their ARPA cash in the direction of the funding of the airboat as a substitute of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a reason why the metropolis is seeking for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
After a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated shipping date of the airboat is mid-January.