Final thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette toward the order of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement 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 order of the Airboat. Since the Metropolis of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA resources when they could have made use of their ARPA money to the funding of the airboat instead of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Metropolis of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a rationale why the metropolis is seeking for participation in the getting of the airboat.”
Following a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.