Very last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette toward the purchase of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Because the Town of Marinette has not long ago allocated $500 for each personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA funds when they could have employed their ARPA cash in the direction of the funding of the airboat instead of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Town of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a rationale why the city is wanting for participation in the buying of the airboat.”
Soon after a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted supply date of the airboat is mid-January.