Final thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in direction of the order of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board conference a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Because the Town of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 per personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA resources when they could have made use of their ARPA money toward the funding of the airboat rather of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Metropolis of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a cause why the town is seeking for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
Soon after a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted supply date of the airboat is mid-January.