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July 11, 2002
* MEDIA ADVISORY *
Secretary Gwadosky to hold ballot
Augusta--Secretary of State Dan A. Gwadosky will conduct a public drawing on Friday, July 12, 2002 to determine the order of two bond questions scheduled to appear on the November 5, 2002 ballot.
Secretary Gwadosky will conduct the drawing at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2002 in his office in the Nash School building at the corner of Sewall and Capital Streets in Augusta. Maine law requires the drawing process for ballot position.
Maine law also requires the questions to be organized on the ballot by category as follows: people's veto questions are first, then citizen initiatives, followed by bond questions, then constitutional amendments and finally referendum questions. November's election will find two bond questions and one Constitutional amendment before Maine voters. There are no people's vetoes, citizen initiatives, or referendum questions scheduled to appear on the ballot. Secretary Gwadosky will conduct a drawing to determine the order of the bond questions.
The questions that will appear on the November 5, 2002 ballot are as follows, in no particular order:
Prepared by the Office of the Secretary
1.The sum of $5,000,000 to construct and upgrade water pollution control facilities, providing the state match for $12,500,000 in federal funds;
2. The sum of $1,000,000 to protect public health, safety and the environment by providing funds to remove overboard discharges;
3. The sum of $7,000,000 to make renovations and enhance wastewater treatment at the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's fish-rearing facilities;
4. The sum of $1,000,000 to protect public health, safety and the environment by providing funds to remove and replace failing septic systems;
5. The sum of $1,000,000 to clean up uncontrolled hazardous substance sites;
6. The sum of $500,000 to remediate solid waste landfills;
7. The sum of $500,000 to clean up tire stockpiles;
8. The sum of $500,000 to provide funds for the Dam Repair and Reconstruction Fund and the renovation of and capital repairs and improvements to locks under the control of the Bureau of Parks and Lands;
9. The sum of $1,800,000 to support drinking water system improvements that address public health threats, providing the state match for $6,000,000 in federal funds;
10. The sum of $2,300,000 to acquire the technology and services required to establish an Internet-based Maine public library of geographic data, to improve citizens' access to public geographic data, to make grants to municipalities for voluntary automation of parcel and zoning maps to uniform standards, to provide the state match for at least $1,600,000 in federal funds and to participate in intergovernmental data development agreements;
11. The sum of $1,500,000 to support household hazardous waste collection and public recycling;
12. The sum of $1,000,000 to construct new or retrofit existing pollution control structures on Maine farms to protect the environment;
13. The sum of $500,000 to construct environmentally sound water sources that help avoid drought damage to crops; and
14. The sum of $500,000 to recapitalize the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund?"
_____"Do you favor a $25,000,000 bond issue to raise funds to build a new correctional facility in Machias and to make improvements to the Maine Correctional Center in South Windham?"