Last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette to the buy of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Since the Metropolis of Marinette has a short while ago allotted $500 per employee for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA cash when they could have made use of their ARPA money in the direction of the funding of the airboat rather of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Metropolis of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a cause 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 expected delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.