Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in the direction of the order of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Considering that the Metropolis of Marinette has not long ago allocated $500 for each personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA cash when they could have used their ARPA cash toward the funding of the airboat as an alternative of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Metropolis of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a explanation why the city is searching for participation in the getting of the airboat.”
After a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated supply date of the airboat is mid-January.