Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in the direction of the order of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Given that the Town of Marinette has recently allocated $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA cash when they could have utilised their ARPA funds to the funding of the airboat in its place of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Town of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a motive why the metropolis is hunting for participation in the paying for of the airboat.”
Following a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.