Previous thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in the direction of the invest in of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Nonetheless, 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 Metropolis of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Town of Marinette has not too long ago allotted $500 for each personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA money when they could have used their ARPA funds towards the funding of the airboat in its place of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Metropolis of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a purpose why the city is seeking for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
Soon after a prolonged dialogue, 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.