Past month the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette toward the obtain of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Even so, at yesterday’s County Board conference 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 order of the Airboat. Due to the fact the City of Marinette has just lately allocated $500 for each staff for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA money when they could have employed their ARPA money towards the funding of the airboat as an alternative of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre says, “the Town of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a purpose why the town is looking for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”
Following a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The anticipated delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.