Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in direction of the buy of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Since the Metropolis of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 for each employee for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA cash when they could have applied their ARPA resources in direction of the funding of the airboat alternatively 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 claims, “there is a reason why the city is hunting for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
Immediately after a prolonged dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned supply date of the airboat is mid-January.