Very last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette to the buy of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Since the Town of Marinette has not long ago allocated $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA cash when they could have utilized their ARPA funds in the direction of the funding of the airboat in its place of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Town of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a motive why the town is hunting for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”
Just after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned shipping and delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.