Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette to the buy of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement 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. Since the Metropolis of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA cash when they could have made use of their ARPA funds toward the funding of the airboat as a substitute of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Town of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a purpose why the metropolis is hunting for participation in the buying of the airboat.”
After a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated supply day of the airboat is mid-January.