Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in direction of the obtain of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for purchase of the Airboat. Considering that the Town of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA funds when they could have utilised their ARPA cash in direction of the funding of the airboat in its place of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Metropolis of Marinette obtained $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a motive why the city is searching for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
Right after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated shipping day of the airboat is mid-January.