Very last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette toward the acquire of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board assembly 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. Considering that the City of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 per staff for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA funds when they could have applied their ARPA resources towards the funding of the airboat as a substitute of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Metropolis of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a reason why the town is wanting for participation in the paying for of the airboat.”
Right after a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The expected shipping day of the airboat is mid-January.