Final thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in the direction of the obtain of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Because the Town of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 per employee for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA cash when they could have made use of their ARPA resources toward the funding of the airboat as an alternative of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the City of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a reason why the town is seeking for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”
Soon after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated supply day of the airboat is mid-January.