Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in the direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Due to the fact the City of Marinette has lately allotted $500 for each worker for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA cash when they could have used their ARPA cash in direction of the funding of the airboat as an alternative 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 reason why the town is hunting for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
Following a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned shipping date of the airboat is mid-January.