Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette to the buy of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion 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 acquire of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Town of Marinette has not too long ago allotted $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA resources when they could have applied their ARPA cash in the direction of the funding of the airboat instead of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a cause why the town is seeking for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
After a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted shipping date of the airboat is mid-January.