Previous thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in direction of the order of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for obtain of the Airboat. Given that the Metropolis of Marinette has not long ago allocated $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations utilizing ARPA cash when they could have made use of their ARPA money to the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a explanation why the metropolis is seeking for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
Right after a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The expected shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.