Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. On the other hand, 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 Town of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Given that the City of Marinette has not too long ago allotted $500 per staff for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA resources when they could have utilized their ARPA money in direction of the funding of the airboat as a substitute of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the Town of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a explanation why the town is hunting for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”
Right 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 supply day of the airboat is mid-January.