Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette to the acquire of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly 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 obtain of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Town of Marinette has recently allotted $500 per personnel 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 inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Town of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a purpose why the city is hunting for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
After a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The expected shipping day of the airboat is mid-January.