Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Nonetheless, 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 Town of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Due to the fact the City of Marinette has not too long ago allocated $500 per employee for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA cash when they could have employed their ARPA money in the direction of the funding of the airboat rather of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the City of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a motive why the city is hunting for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
Soon after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated shipping and delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.