Very last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette towards the obtain of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Given that the Metropolis of Marinette has not too long ago allocated $500 per personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA money when they could have employed their ARPA cash toward the funding of the airboat alternatively of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Metropolis of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a explanation why the metropolis is on the lookout for participation in the buying of the airboat.”
Soon after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.