Very last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in the direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Because the Town of Marinette has lately allotted $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA cash when they could have made use of their ARPA money to the funding of the airboat rather of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the City of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a rationale why the city is on the lookout for participation in the getting of the airboat.”
Right after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted supply day of the airboat is mid-January.