Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette toward the purchase of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board conference a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action 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 recently allotted $500 for every personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA funds when they could have used their ARPA funds in direction of the funding of the airboat as a substitute of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Town of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a motive why the metropolis is on the lookout for participation in the paying for of the airboat.”
Just after a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.