Previous thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors approved contributing $43,900 to the City of Marinette in direction of the obtain of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be equipped to use the airboat. Having said that, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for acquire of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Metropolis of Marinette has a short while ago allocated $500 for each employee for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA funds when they could have utilized their ARPA money in the direction of the funding of the airboat as a substitute of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the City of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller suggests, “there is a reason why the city is on the lookout for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”
Just after a lengthy discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned delivery date of the airboat is mid-January.