Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette towards the obtain of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for purchase of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Town of Marinette has lately allocated $500 per employee for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA resources when they could have applied their ARPA resources toward the funding of the airboat as a substitute of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Metropolis of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a rationale why the metropolis is looking for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
Immediately after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.