Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in direction of the invest in of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Because the Town of Marinette has not too long ago allocated $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA cash when they could have applied their ARPA cash to the funding of the airboat instead of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Metropolis of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a reason why the town is wanting for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
Immediately 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.