Very last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette toward the buy of a new 24 ft lookup and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Nevertheless, at yesterday’s County Board conference a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the City of Marinette has a short while ago allotted $500 per employee for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA money when they could have applied their ARPA funds to the funding of the airboat as a substitute of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the Town of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a purpose why the town is looking for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
Soon after a prolonged dialogue, 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.