Previous thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette toward the obtain of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board assembly 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 order of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Metropolis of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA resources when they could have employed their ARPA cash toward the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Metropolis of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a explanation why the metropolis is on the lookout for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
Following a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated shipping and delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.