Previous month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette towards the purchase of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for purchase of the Airboat. Due to the fact the City of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 for each personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA resources when they could have employed their ARPA resources towards the funding of the airboat as an alternative of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Metropolis of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a motive why the metropolis is hunting for participation in the buying of the airboat.”
Soon after a lengthy dialogue, 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.