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Maine Disability Access to Parks and Historic Facilities and Churchill Damn, Question 4 (1996)

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The Maine Disability Access to Parks and Historic Facilities and Churchill Damn Bond Issue, also known as Question 4, was on the November 5, 1996 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved.[1] The measure issued $3 million in bonds to fund improvements in accessibility for people with disabilities at state parks and historic facilities. This was to make these sites comply with standards set by state and federal law. The funds were also to help with the roof and masonry replacement of Churchill Dam in the Alllagash Wilderness Waterway. The estimated interest on these bonds at 4.75 percent over 5 years was $427,500.[2]

Election results

Maine Question 4 (1996)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 342,116 59.38%
No234,02340.62%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-

Text of measure

Maine 1996 sample ballot for statewide measures

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

QUESTION 4: BOND ISSUE

Do you favor a $3,000,000 bond issue to make capital improvements at state parks and historic sites?

Total Estimated Debt Service of $3,427,500, of which Principal is $3,000,000, Estimated Interest at 4.75% over 5 years is $427,500. [3]

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