Past thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette toward the order of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Since the Town of Marinette has recently allotted $500 per employee for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA cash when they could have used their ARPA money towards the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a explanation why the town is wanting for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
Right after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted supply date of the airboat is mid-January.