Very last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette towards the buy of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Due to the fact the City of Marinette has just lately allocated $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA funds when they could have utilized their ARPA cash towards the funding of the airboat as an alternative of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the City of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”

Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a cause why the metropolis is seeking for participation in the getting of the airboat.”

Just after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it came 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.