Previous month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette to the purchase 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 assembly a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Because the Town of Marinette has not long ago allocated $500 per staff for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA money when they could have applied their ARPA cash towards the funding of the airboat alternatively 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 states, “there is a purpose why the metropolis is hunting for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”
Right after a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted supply date of the airboat is mid-January.