Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette toward the invest in of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board conference a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Given that the Town of Marinette has not too long ago allotted $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA resources when they could have utilised their ARPA cash toward the funding of the airboat alternatively of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Town of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a cause why the metropolis is searching for participation in the getting of the airboat.”
Just after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.