Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in direction of the obtain of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Considering that the Town of Marinette has just lately allotted $500 for each personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA funds when they could have utilized their ARPA money towards 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 claims, “there is a reason why the city is wanting for participation in the buying of the airboat.”
After a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.