Previous month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Because the Metropolis of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 for every worker for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA money when they could have employed their ARPA cash in the direction of the funding of the airboat in its place of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the City of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a purpose why the city is searching for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
Just 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.