Final thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette towards the obtain of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board conference a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Given that the City of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 for each worker for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA resources when they could have utilized their ARPA funds to the funding of the airboat alternatively of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a cause why the city is looking for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
Soon after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.