Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette towards the purchase of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Town of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA funds when they could have made use of their ARPA cash in the direction of the funding of the airboat as an alternative of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a rationale why the city is hunting for participation in the obtaining 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 shipping day of the airboat is mid-January.