Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized 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. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Metropolis of Marinette has recently allotted $500 per personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA cash when they could have employed their ARPA funds towards the funding of the airboat as a substitute of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Town of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a reason why the metropolis is wanting for participation in the buying of the airboat.”
Following a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned supply date of the airboat is mid-January.