Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette to the obtain of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement 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 purchase of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Metropolis of Marinette has not long ago allocated $500 for each staff for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA funds when they could have utilised their ARPA cash toward the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Metropolis of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a explanation why the metropolis is looking for participation in the getting of the airboat.”
After a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.