WARNING FOR GENERAL ELECTION State of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations, Town of Bristol

Bristol, SC To: Marshall J. Netto, Town Sergeant in the Town of Bristol, in said County,

GREETING:

You are hereby required to warn the electors of Bristol to assemble in Town Meeting on Tuesday, November 6, A.D. 2012 at:

Those entitled to vote in Senatorial District 10, Representative District 68, Voting District 1 at Rockwell School; Those entitled to vote in Senatorial District 11, Representative District 68, Voting District 2 at Burnside Building; Those entitled to vote in Senatorial District 32, Representative District 68, Voting District 3 at Quinta-Gamelin

Center; Those entitled to vote in Senatorial District 32, Representative District 68, Voting District 4 at Mt. Hope High

School; Those entitled to vote in Senatorial District 10, Representative District 69, Voting District 5 at Fire Department Headquarters;

Those entitled to vote in Senatorial District 10, Representative District 69, Voting District 6 at RI Veterans Home; Those entitled to vote in Senatorial District 11, Representative District 69, Voting District 7 at RWU North Campus

Residence Hall; Those entitled to vote in Senatorial District 11, Representative District 69, Voting District 8 at Franklin Court;

Those entitled to vote in Senatorial District 32, Representative District 69, Voting District 9 at St. Elizabeth Auditorium

For the purpose of:

Casting their ballots for candidates by the qualified voters for the offices of Electors of President and Vice-President, Senator in Congress, Representative in Congress (1st District), Senator in General Assembly, Representative in General Assembly, Town Officers of said Town and members of Regional School Committee:

Also: For the purpose of casting ballots for the questions: 1. STATE CONSTITUTIONAL APPROVAL

(APPROVAL OF AN ACT AUTHORIZING STATE-OPERATED CASINO GAMING AT TWIN RIVER IN THE TOWN OF LINCOLN) (Section 22 of Article VI of the Constitution)

Shall an act be approved which would authorize the facility known as “Twin River” in the town of Lincoln to add state-operated casino gaming, such as table games, to the types of gambling it offers?

APPROVE REJECT

2. STATE CONSTITUTIONAL APPROVAL

(APPROVAL OF AN ACT AUTHORIZING STATE-OPERATED CASINO GAMING AT NEWPORT GRAND IN THE CITY OF NEWPORT) (Section 22 of Article VI of the Constitution)

Shall an act be approved which would authorize the facility known as “Newport Grand” in the city of Newport to add state-operated casino gaming, such as table games, to the types of gambling it offers?

APPROVE REJECT

3. HIGHER EDUCATION FACILITIES BONDS $50,000,000

(Chapter 241 – Public Laws 2012)

Approval of this question will allow the State of Rhode Island to issue general obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) for renovations and moderniza- tion of academic buildings at Rhode Island College including renovation, upgrade and expansion of health and nursing facilities on the campus of Rhode Island College.

APPROVE REJECT

4. VETERANS’ HOME BONDS $94,000,000

(Chapter 241 – Public Laws 2012)

Approval of this question will allow the State of Rhode Island to issue general obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed ninety-four million dollars ($94,000,000) for the construction of a new Veterans’ Home and renovations to existing facilities. Any funding amount from federal sources received for these purposes will be used to reduce the amount of borrowed funds.

APPROVE REJECT

5. CLEAN WATER FINANCE AGENCY BONDS $20,000,000

(Chapter 241- Public Laws 2012)

Approval of this question will authorize the State of Rhode Island to issue general obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed twelve million dollars ($12,000,000) to be leveraged with federal and state capitalization grants to finance wastewater infrastructure projects and eight million dollars ($8,000,000) to be leveraged with federal and state capitalization grants to finance drinking water infrastructure proj- ects.

APPROVE REJECT

6. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT BONDS $20,000,000

(Chapter 241 – Public Laws 2012)

Approval of this question will allow the State of Rhode Island to issue general obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes for environmental and recreational purposes to be allotted as follows:

(a) Narragansett Bay and Watershed Restoration…$4,000,000 Provides funds for activities to restore and protect the water quality and enhance the economic viability and envi-

ronmental sustainability of Narragansett Bay and the State’s watersheds. Eligible activities include: nonpoint source pollution abatement, including stormwater management; nutrient loading abatement; commercial, industrial and agricultural pollution abatement; and riparian buffer and watershed ecosystem restoration.

(b) State Land Acquisition – Open Space…$2,500,000

Provides funds for the purchase of land, development rights and conservation easements in Rhode Island. This program acquires recreational and open space lands for the State of Rhode Island in accordance with the Rhode Island Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, Land Protection Plan, and the Rhode Island Greenspace 2000 plan.

(c) Farmland Development Rights…$4,500,000 Provides funds for the purchase of agricultural development rights to active farms in Rhode Island. The State

purchases the development rights to farms to eliminate the economic pressure on farmers to sell properties for res- idential and commercial development. The Agricultural Land Preservation Commission accepts and evaluates farmland applications for these funds.

(d) Local Land Acquisition Grants…$2,500,000 Provides funds for grants to municipalities, local land trusts and non-profit organizations to acquire fee-simple

title, development rights, or conservation easements to open space in Rhode Island. The grants provide funding up to fifty percent (50%) of the purchase price for land, surveys, appraisals and title costs. The grant applications are reviewed and evaluated by the Governor’s Natural Heritage Preservation Commission according to the program guidelines.

(e) Local Recreation Grants…$5,500,000 Provides grants to municipalities for acquisition, development, or rehabilitation of local recreational facilities. These

grants provide funding assistance up to fifty percent (50%) of the project costs. All grant applications are evaluat- ed and ranked by the State Recreation Resources Review Committee.

(f) Historic/Passive Parks…$1,000,000 Provides grants to municipalities for the renovation and development of historic and passive recreation areas.

The grants provide funding assistance up to ninety percent (90%) of the project costs. All grant applications are evaluated and ranked by the State Recreation Resources Review Committee.

APPROVE REJECT

7. AFFORDABLE HOUSING BONDS $25,000,000

(Chapter 241 – Public Laws 2012)

Approval of this question will allow the State of Rhode Island to issue general obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000) for afford- able housing.

8.

APPROVE REJECT

FINANCING THE DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

$9,000,000

(Chapters 429/471 – Public Laws 2012)

“SHALL AN ACT, PASSED AT THE 2012 SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, ENTITLED ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BRISTOL TO FINANCE THE DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUC- TION OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DRAINAGE PRO- JECTS, OPEN SPACE AND PROPERTY ACQUISITION FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES, ROAD REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS, ADDITIONS AND RENOVATIONS TO PUBLIC BUILDINGS, AND THE ACQUIRING OF EQUIPMENT IN CONNECTION THEREWITH BY ISSUANCE OF NOT MORE THAN $9,000,000 BONDS THEREFOR’ BE APPROVED?”

APPROVE REJECT

Also:

To transact such other business as shall legally come before them, by posting up written notification in a public place in said Bristol in said Senatorial District, Representative District, and Voting District of the time and place where said meeting is to be holden and the business transacted therein. Said notification to be posted as aforesaid at least seven days before the day appointed for said meeting.

ATTEST: Louis P. Cirillo, CMC, Clerk BOARD OF CANVASSERS

POLLS OPEN FROM 7:00 AM UNTIL 8:00 PM

State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Bristol, SC

In Bristol, in said County, by the 30th Day of October, 2012 I have warned and notified the electors of said Town of Bristol, as above commanded and required by law, posting up written notification of said warrant, in more than three public places in said Town of Bristol.

Marshall J. Netto, Town Sergeant

October 25, 2012

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