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Maine Water Pollution Control Bond Act, Question 4 (1999)

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Maine Question 4 was on the November 2, 1999 election ballot in Maine. It passed, with 74.1% of voters in favor.

Election results

Maine Question 4 1999
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 304,622 74.1%
No106,47425.9%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Do you favor a $12,500,000 bond issue for water pollution control purposes?

This Act would authorize the State to issue bonds in an amount not to exceed $12,500,000 to raise funds for the construction of water pollution control facilities and make other environmental improvements by Maine's Department of Environmental Protection. The bonds would run for a period of not longer than 10 years from the date of issue and would be backed by the full faith and credit of the State.

The proceeds from the sale of the bonds, would be expended by Maine's Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Human Services as follows:

a) $7 millioin - Department of Environmental Protection Construction of water pollution control facilities providing the state match for $12,500,000 in federal funds;

b) $2.5 million for grants to municipalities to close and clean up solid waste landfills;

c) $500,000 to clean up tire stockpiles to protect the public health and safety and the environment;

d) $1 million for the abatement, cleanup and mitigation of threats to the public health and environment from uncontrolled hazardous substance site or other hazardous waste discharges; and

e) $1.5 million for the Department of Human Services Construction of drinking water system improvements for public water supplies providing the state match for $7,500,000 in federal funds.

Total estimated life time cost is $15,662,500 representing $12,500,000 in principal and $3,162,500 in interest (assuming interest at 4.60% over 10 years).

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