Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in the direction of the buy of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. On the other hand, 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 Metropolis of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Since the Town of Marinette has not long ago allocated $500 for each employee for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA resources when they could have applied their ARPA resources to the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Metropolis of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a motive why the town is searching for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
Right after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated supply date of the airboat is mid-January.