Previous thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in the direction of the buy of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Considering that the City of Marinette has recently allotted $500 per staff for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA cash when they could have used their ARPA money towards the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a cause why the city is wanting for participation in the paying for of the airboat.”
Right after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The expected supply day of the airboat is mid-January.