Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette towards the buy of a new 24 ft search 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 motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Because the City of Marinette has a short while ago allotted $500 for every personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA funds when they could have utilized their ARPA money toward the funding of the airboat instead of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the City of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a purpose why the town is hunting for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
Right after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted shipping and delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.