Previous thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette towards the buy of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Town of Marinette has lately allocated $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations working with 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 claims, “the City of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a motive why the city is on the lookout 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 anticipated shipping date of the airboat is mid-January.