Final thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accredited contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette toward the invest in of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board conference a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for purchase of the Airboat. Due to the fact the City of Marinette has recently allotted $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA funds when they could have utilized their ARPA money in direction of the funding of the airboat instead of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the City of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a rationale why the town is searching for participation in the paying for 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 day of the airboat is mid-January.