Last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette to the obtain of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Because the City of Marinette has lately allocated $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA funds when they could have utilized their ARPA cash to the funding of the airboat as an alternative of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Town of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a motive why the metropolis is hunting for participation in the getting of the airboat.”
After a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The expected shipping date of the airboat is mid-January.