Previous month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette towards the acquire 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 assembly a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the City of Marinette has not too long ago allocated $500 for each staff for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA funds when they could have used their ARPA money in direction of the funding of the airboat as an alternative of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a cause why the metropolis is hunting for participation in the getting of the airboat.”
After a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned shipping date of the airboat is mid-January.