Past thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors permitted contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette towards the invest in of a new 24 ft research and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. Even so, 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 Town of Marinette for order of the Airboat. Because the Metropolis of Marinette has just lately allotted $500 for each worker for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA funds when they could have utilized their ARPA resources in direction of the funding of the airboat instead of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre suggests, “the Metropolis of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a rationale why the town is on the lookout for participation in the getting of the airboat.”
Immediately 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 date of the airboat is mid-January.