Final thirty day period the Marinette County Board of supervisors authorized contributing $43,900 to the Metropolis of Marinette in the direction of the invest in of a new 24 ft search and rescue airboat with the caveat that the county be in a position to use the airboat. On the other hand, at yesterday’s County Board assembly a movement was brought forth by Supervisor Allen to rethink action taken by the County board to transfer the $43,900 to the City of Marinette for invest in of the Airboat. Due to the fact the Metropolis of Marinette has recently allotted $500 per personnel for COVID-19 vaccinations working with ARPA money when they could have utilised their ARPA resources toward the funding of the airboat as a substitute of inquiring the County for funding. County Administrator John Lefebvre claims, “the City of Marinette bought $1.1 million in ARPA funding.”
Supervisor Ken Keller says, “there is a cause why the metropolis is wanting for participation in the paying for of the airboat.”
Just after a prolonged discussion, the board voted, and it arrived in at 14 in favor of the airboat to 13 not in favor. The envisioned shipping and delivery day of the airboat is mid-January.