Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette to the purchase of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board meeting 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 obtain of the Airboat. Because the Town of Marinette has recently allotted $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA funds when they could have employed their ARPA resources in direction of the funding of the airboat as a substitute of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a rationale why the metropolis is on the lookout for participation in the paying for of the airboat.”
Just 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 delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.