Final thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in direction of the invest in of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement 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 order of the Airboat. Considering that the Metropolis of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 per employee for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA cash when they could have applied their ARPA funds to the funding of the airboat as a substitute of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a purpose why the town is wanting for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”
Soon after a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.