Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in direction of the order of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the City of Marinette has lately allotted $500 for every personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA cash when they could have employed their ARPA resources in the direction of the funding of the airboat instead of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Town of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a cause why the metropolis is seeking for participation in the paying for of the airboat.”
After a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted supply day of the airboat is mid-January.