Final thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette to the order of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board conference 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 invest in of the Airboat. Given that the City of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA money when they could have used their ARPA resources in direction of the funding of the airboat instead of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a purpose why the metropolis is looking for participation in the buying of the airboat.”
Immediately after a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The expected shipping and delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.