Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in the direction of the obtain of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Considering that the Town of Marinette has just lately allotted $500 per employee for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA resources when they could have made use of their ARPA funds to the funding of the airboat in its place of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Town of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a reason why the town is on the lookout for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
Just after a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted shipping date of the airboat is mid-January.