STATEWIDE BALLOT QUESTIONS

Constitutional Amendments

Question 1

Shall the Constitution of Virginia be amended so that members of local governing bodies can be elected or appointed to vacancies in the office of mayor or board chairman?

This measure would clarify a provision in the state constitution originally designed to prevent an individual from holding more than one office at a time, but also having the effect of preventing the appointment of a sitting council member to fill a vacancy in the office of mayor or board chairman. Fairfax County is not affected by the present or amended provisions because it fills board chairman vacancies by popular vote rather than appointment.

Question 2

Shall the Constitution of Virginia be amended to require a balanced State budget?

This amendment would spell out a requirement already contained in state law, but only implied in the constitution. ARLINGTON COUNTY BALLOT QUESTIONS

Bond Issues

Metrorail

Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum amount of $13,000,000 pursuant to the Public Finance Act to finance, together with other available funds, the County's current share of construction and acquisition of Metrorail facilities by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority?

This money would be used to help pay the county's share of the cost of construction on the Metro subway system.

Community Conservation

Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum amount of $6,800,000 pursuant to the Public Finance Act to finance, together with other available funds, the cost of improvements pursuant to County Board approved conservation plans for residential and commercial areas and other community improvements, including constructing and improving pedestrian ways, curbs, gutters and streets; installing lighting facilities; constructing drainage improvements; developing parks; landscaping; putting utilities underground; and acquisition of rights of ways and easements for such projects?

This proposal would provide funds for the various projects initiated in connection with the county's Neighborhood Conservation Program.

Local and Regional Parks and Recreation

Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum amount of $4,035,000 pursuant to the Public Finance Act to finance, together with other available funds, the cost of undertaking local park and recreation development, including acquiring land and developing, improving and equipping public parks and recreation facilities, including facilities jointly operated with other public organizations; and making contributions to the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority for similar purposes to serve its member jurisdictions including Arlington County?

These funds would be used to continue acquisition of land in the Metro corridors, improve existing facilities, and pay the county's share of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority's capital development program.

Streets and Highways

Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum amount of $6,140,000 pursuant to the Public Finance Act to finance, together with other available funds, the cost of acquiring, constructing, landscaping and improving streets, highways, curbs, gutters, pedestrian ways, street lights and bikeways, and putting utilities underground, including any associated storm drainage improvements?

This measure would provide funds for acquisition, construction and improvements of county streets, highways and other public facilities. FAIRFAX COUNTY BALLOT QUESTIONS

Bond Issues

Neighborhood Improvement Bonds

Shall the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, Virginia, contract a debt, borrow money and issue bonds of Fairfax County, Virginia, in addition to the neighborhood improvement bonds heretofore authorized, in the aggregate principal amount of $20,000,000 for the purpose of providing funds, with any other available funds, to finance the cost of neighborhood improvement programs providing for the construction and reconstruction of streets and sidewalks, including necessary curbs, gutters, culverts, drains and street lights, and the acquisition of necessary land?

This proposal would provide funds for construction, preservation and improvement projects arranged through the county's Neighborhood Improvement Program.

School Bonds

Shall the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, Virginia, contract a debt, borrow money and issue bonds of Fairfax County, Virginia, in addition to the school bonds heretofore authorized, in the aggregate principal amount of $74,870,000 for the purpose of providing funds for the construction and acquisition of school improvements, including additions and improvements to sites, and construction of new buildings or additions and alterations to existing buildings, and the furnishing and equipping of buildings or additions to buildings?

This money would go toward financing the Fairfax County Public Schools' Five Year Capital Improvement Program. Proposed projects include:

*$43.3 million for the construction of five new elementary schools (Armstrong site in the North Reston/Herndon area, Sully site in the Chantilly Meadows area, Salisbury site in the Country Club Manor area, Union Mill site and Silverbrook site), two elementary school additions (Navy and Gunston schools), and one new high school (Braddock Park site).

*$21.0 million for renewal of eight elementary schools (Brookfield, Franconia, Great Falls, Oakton, Stenwood, Vienna, Westgate and Woodlawn), one intermediate school (Thoreau), and one high school (Edison).

*$6.6 million for the addition of gymnasiums and music rooms to 13 elementary schools (Columbia, Cunningham Park, Fairfax Villa, Greenbriar East, Keene Mill, Kings Park, Mosby Woods, Mount Vernon Woods, Rolling Valley, Shrevewood, Westbriar, West Springfield and Wolf Trap).

*$1.6 million for the creation of two special education centers (Brookfield Elementary and an intermediate center at a site yet to be determined).

*$2.1 million for improvements to the school for science and technology at Jefferson and the purchase of a school warehouse.

Storm Drainage

Improvement Bonds

Shall the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, Virginia, contract a debt, borrow money and issue bonds of Fairfax County, Virginia, in addition to the storm drainage improvement bonds heretofore authorized, in the aggregate principal amount of $15,000,000 for the purpose of providing funds, with any other available funds, to finance the cost of storm drainage improvements to prevent flooding and soil erosion, including the acquisition of necessary land?

This measure would provide funds for county flood-control and drainage-improvement projects. FALLS CHURCH BALLOT QUESTIONS

Charter Amendment

Should the Charter of the City of Falls Church be amended, effective January 1, 1986, so as to place all of the financial operations of the City, including the assessment and collection of local taxes, under the authority of the City Manager and, at the same time, eliminate the elected offices of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Revenue?

This proposal would consolidate the city's financial operations under the authority of the city manager, eliminating the two offices previously responsible for most of those functions. LOUDOUN COUNTY BALLOT QUESTIONS

Bond Issues

Public Libraries Bond

Shall the Board of Supervisors of the County of Loudoun contract a debt in the amount of $6,595,000.00 and issue general obligation bonds of said County of the aggregate maximum amount of $6,595,000.00 pursuant to the Public Finance Act, to finance, in whole or in part, the cost of acquiring, constructing, renovating, reconstructing, furnishing, equipping and expanding land and buildings for public libraries?

This bond would pay for expanding and refurbishing the public library system of Loudoun County. Specific projects include: the construction of two new libaries (eastern Loudoun county and Leesburg), the expansion of three libraries (Purcellville, Middleburg community and Lovettsville community libraries), the conversion of the present Leesburg library into an historical and geneological society, and the establishment of a permanent residence for the county Bookmobile on the site of the Purcellville library.

Solid Waste Landfill System

Bond

Shall the Board of Supervisors of the County of Loudoun contract a debt in the amount of $6,415,000.00 and issue general obligation bonds of said County of the aggregate maximum amount of $6,415,000.00 pursuant to the Public Finance Act, to finance, in whole or in part, the cost of planning for and developing land to expand and improve the County's solid waste landfill system?

This bond would pay for expanding and refurbishing the county's solid waste landfill system. Specifically, the bond would finance the purchase of 20 additional acres on the existing landfill site, a watertight liner and cap, and new collection systems designed to work in harmony with the environment. PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY BALLOT QUESTIONS

Bond Issue

Roads

Shall Prince William County, Virginia, contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed Twenty Million Dollars ($20,000,000) pursuant to the Public Finance Act, Chapter 5, Title 15.1 of the Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended, for the purpose of paying the costs of the acquisition and construction of various road projects and improvements for Prince William County?

This money would pay for, among other items: planning and final engineering of the Rte. 234 bypass; construction of two additional lanes of Rte. 234 between Montclair and I-95; improvements on Route 234 between Manassas City and I-66; construction of two new lanes of Liberia Avenue between Davis Ford Road and Rte. 234 near Manassas City; construction of a new two-lane road, to be called Hoadly Road, between Davis Ford Road and Dale Boulevard near Dale City; construction of two additional lanes of Davis Ford Road near Lake Ridge; construction of two additional lanes of Rte. 1 between Occoquan Road and the Occoquan River; and construction of two additional lanes of Smoketown Road.