Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette to the purchase of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for purchase of the Airboat. Considering that the Metropolis of Marinette has just lately allotted $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA funds when they could have utilized their ARPA resources in the direction of the funding of the airboat as a substitute of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the City of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a motive why the metropolis is seeking 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 expected shipping and delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.