Previous thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Town of Marinette has just lately allocated $500 for each worker for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA funds when they could have made use of their ARPA cash toward the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Town of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a explanation why the metropolis is on the lookout for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
Following a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned supply date of the airboat is mid-January.