New Jersey Bonds to Dredge the Kill Von Kull, Question 1 (1996)
|New Jersey Question 1 (1996)|
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The question on the ballot was:
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|“||Shall the "Port of New Jersey Revitalization, Dredging, Environmental Clean-Up, Lake Restoration and Delaware Bay Area Economic Development Bond Act of 1996," which authorizes the state to issue bonds in the amount of $300,000,000 for the purposes of financing, in whole or in part, the costs of: constructing subaqueous pits and a containment facility or facilities for the disposal of materials dredged from the Kill Van Kull, Arthur Kill and other navigation channels located in the New Jersey/New York port region; projects related to the decontamination of dredged material; dredging the Kill Van Kull, the Arthur Kill and other navigation channels located in the New Jersey/New York port region; dredging navigation channels not located in the New Jersey/New York port region; remediating hazardous discharge sites; and constructing water supply facilities to replace contaminated water supplies; the restoration of lakes; and economic development sites in the Delaware River and Bay Region; and which provides the ways and means to pay the interest on the debt and also to pay and discharge the principal thereof, be approved?||”|
The Kill Van Kull is a tidal strait that separates Staten Island and Bayonne, New Jersey. The name "kill" comes from the Middle Dutch word kille, meaning "riverbed" or "water channel." The Arthur Kill is a tidal strait that separates Staten Island, New York from mainland New Jersey. Arthur Kill is also known as Staten Island Sound.
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