Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in the direction of the purchase of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Metropolis of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA resources when they could have utilised their ARPA cash in the direction of the funding of the airboat instead of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a rationale why the city is searching for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
Immediately after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned shipping day of the airboat is mid-January.