Final thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in direction of the buy of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. Nevertheless, 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 City of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Metropolis of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA cash when they could have used their ARPA resources in direction of the funding of the airboat as a substitute of asking 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 searching for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”
Right after a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted shipping and delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.