Last month the Marinette County Board of supervisors accepted contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette to the acquire of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board meeting a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for purchase of the Airboat. Given that the Town of Marinette has not long ago allotted $500 for every employee for COVID-19 vaccinations employing ARPA resources when they could have utilised their ARPA cash towards the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the City of Marinette bought $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.”
After a lengthy dialogue, the board voted, and it came in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated supply date of the airboat is mid-January.