Past thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in direction of the invest in of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board conference a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Town of Marinette has just lately allotted $500 for each personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA cash when they could have made use of their ARPA resources towards the funding of the airboat in its place of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Metropolis of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a reason why the city is searching for participation in the getting of the airboat.”
Following a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.