Past thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in direction of the invest in of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board conference a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Since the City of Marinette has a short while ago allotted $500 per personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA money when they could have applied their ARPA money in the direction of the funding of the airboat as a substitute of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Town of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a purpose why the city is wanting for participation in the obtaining 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 delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.