Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette to the obtain of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Given that the Metropolis of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 for each employee for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA resources when they could have made use of their ARPA money toward the funding of the airboat rather of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Metropolis of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a cause why the city is hunting for participation in the obtaining 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 predicted delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.