Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette towards the buy of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Town of Marinette has not too long ago allotted $500 for each worker for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA funds when they could have applied their ARPA cash to the funding of the airboat as a substitute of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Metropolis of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a rationale why the metropolis is searching for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
After a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The expected supply date of the airboat is mid-January.