Final month the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette towards the order of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be ready to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board conference a motion was introduced forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider motion taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Because the Town of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 per staff for COVID-19 vaccinations making use of ARPA money when they could have utilised their ARPA cash to the funding of the airboat as a substitute of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette received $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller claims, “there is a explanation why the town is wanting for participation in the obtaining of the airboat.”
After a prolonged 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.