Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette toward the acquire of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Given that the Town of Marinette has recently allotted $500 for each employee for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA resources when they could have made use of their ARPA resources in direction of the funding of the airboat as an alternative of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Town of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a reason why the city is searching for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
Immediately after a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.