Last thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorised contributing $43,900 to the Town of Marinette toward the acquire of a new 24 ft look for and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be capable to use the airboat. Nonetheless, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a motion was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to reconsider action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the Town of Marinette for buy of the Airboat. Considering the fact that the Town of Marinette has recently allocated $500 for every staff for COVID-19 vaccinations applying ARPA cash when they could have employed their ARPA money towards the funding of the airboat alternatively of asking the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre states, “the City of Marinette got $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller states, “there is a motive why the city is seeking for participation in the purchasing of the airboat.”
Immediately after a prolonged discussion, 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.