Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette towards the buy of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement 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. Considering the fact that the City of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA money when they could have used their ARPA funds to the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Town of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a reason why the metropolis is on the lookout for participation in the getting of the airboat.”
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 day of the airboat is mid-January.