Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette to the obtain of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board conference 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. Considering that the Town of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA resources when they could have utilised their ARPA funds to the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Metropolis of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a reason why the city is hunting for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
Just after a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.