Past thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette to the purchase of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Metropolis of Marinette has a short while ago allotted $500 for every personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA resources when they could have applied their ARPA money toward the funding of the airboat alternatively 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 city is hunting for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
Just after a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The expected shipping date of the airboat is mid-January.