Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette towards the invest in of a new 24 ft lookup 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 introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Because the Metropolis of Marinette has lately allotted $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA money when they could have used their ARPA resources toward the funding of the airboat as a substitute of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a purpose why the town is on the lookout for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
Right after a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.