Previous month the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette in direction of the acquire of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. However, at yesterday’s County Board conference a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Since the City of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 per personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations using ARPA cash when they could have made use of their ARPA cash in direction of the funding of the airboat as a substitute of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the City of Marinette acquired $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a cause why the metropolis is searching for participation in the acquiring of the airboat.”
After a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The predicted shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.