Previous month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in direction of the invest in of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was brought 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 that the City of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 for each worker for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA money when they could have applied their ARPA money towards the funding of the airboat in its place of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Metropolis of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a explanation why the city is hunting for participation in the buying of the airboat.”
Following 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 and delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.