Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in the direction of the buy of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Because the City of Marinette has a short while ago allotted $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA cash when they could have applied their ARPA cash towards the funding of the airboat alternatively of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a rationale why the metropolis is seeking for participation in the paying for of the airboat.”
Just after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated shipping day of the airboat is mid-January.