Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in direction of the purchase 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 motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Because the City of Marinette has lately allotted $500 per staff for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA money when they could have made use of their ARPA resources to the funding of the airboat as a substitute of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a reason why the city is wanting for participation in the paying for of the airboat.”
Immediately after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted shipping day of the airboat is mid-January.