Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette toward the acquire of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Because the Town of Marinette has lately allocated $500 per personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA resources when they could have applied their ARPA resources toward the funding of the airboat as an alternative of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the City of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a rationale why the city is looking for participation in the buying of the airboat.”
Immediately after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted supply day of the airboat is mid-January.