Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Due to the fact the City of Marinette has recently allocated $500 for every personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA funds when they could have utilised their ARPA money to the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the City of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a rationale why the city is seeking for participation in the getting of the airboat.”
Right after a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned shipping and delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.