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Maine Solid Waste Landfill and Hazardous Substances Cleanup and Water Pollution Control, Question 4 (1999)

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The Maine Solid Waste Landfill and Hazardous Substances Cleanup and Water Pollution Control Bond Issue, also known as Question 4, was on the November 2, 1999 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved.[1] The measure issued $12.5 million in bonds for the closure and cleanup of solid waste landfills, tire stockpiles and hazardous waste discharges, as well as to construct drinking water system improvements. Some of these funds were to match federal funding available for such projects.[2]

Election results

Maine Question 4 (1999)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 304,622 74.10%
No106,47425.90%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

Question 4: Bond Issue

Do you favor a $12,500,000 bond issue for the following purposes:

(1) $7,000,000 to construct water pollution control facilities, providing the state match for $12,500,000 in federal funds;
(2) $2,500,000 to protect the State's drinking water resources by granting funds to cities and towns for the closure and cleanup of their solid waste landfills;
(3) $500,000 to protect the public health, safety and the environment by providing funds for the cleanup of tire stockpiles;
(4) $1,000,000 to abate, clean up and mitigate threats to the public health and environment from uncontrolled hazardous substance sites or other hazardous waste discharges; and
(5) $1,500,000 to construct drinking water system improvements that address public health threats, providing the state match for $7,500,000 in federal funds.

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Fiscal impact

The estimated interest on the bonds at 4.6 percent over 10 years was $3,162,500, which made the total estimated life time cost $15,662,500.[2]

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