Last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette towards the buy of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Because the Metropolis of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 per staff for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA money when they could have utilised their ARPA money towards the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring 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 cause why the city is on the lookout for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
After a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted shipping day of the airboat is mid-January.