Final thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in direction of the buy of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Metropolis of Marinette has recently allocated $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA cash when they could have used their ARPA funds in direction of the funding of the airboat as a substitute of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Town of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a explanation why the city is wanting for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
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 supply date of the airboat is mid-January.