Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette to the obtain of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Since the City of Marinette has not long ago allocated $500 per staff for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA money when they could have utilised their ARPA funds in the direction of the funding of the airboat alternatively of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Town of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a rationale why the city is looking for participation in the getting of the airboat.”
Following a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated supply date of the airboat is mid-January.