Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette towards the buy of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board conference a motion 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 order of the Airboat. Considering that the Town of Marinette has recently allotted $500 for every personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA resources when they could have applied their ARPA resources to the funding of the airboat alternatively of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Town of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a reason why the metropolis is wanting for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
After a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The expected delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.