Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette toward the order of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be able to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Metropolis of Marinette has not too long ago allocated $500 per worker for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA funds when they could have utilized their ARPA money toward the funding of the airboat as a substitute of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Town of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a purpose why the town is hunting for participation in the obtaining 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 date of the airboat is mid-January.