Final thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette towards the invest in of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the City of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 for each personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA cash when they could have utilised their ARPA resources toward the funding of the airboat in its place of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the City of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a purpose why the town is hunting for participation in the buying of the airboat.”
Soon after a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated supply date of the airboat is mid-January.