Previous thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in the direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board conference a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for purchase of the Airboat. Due to the fact the City of Marinette has just lately allotted $500 for each employee for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA funds when they could have employed their ARPA resources to the funding of the airboat in its place of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Town of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a explanation why the metropolis is wanting for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
Immediately 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 day of the airboat is mid-January.