City Council approves F-35 ballot

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Burlington voters will soon weigh in on the F-35 fighter jet being based at the Burlington airport.

The Burlington City Council Monday signed off on the exact wording of a nonbinding resolution on the F-35 after opponents of the jet gathered enough signatures to put it on the Town Meeting Day ballot.

In a 10-2 vote, councilors chose the original wording. It, in part, asks voters to choose between stopping the F-35s from being based at the Burlington airport or requesting equipment that brings down the noise level.

Two councilors had attempted to alter that wording slightly, saying it was misleading, but that effort failed.

Voters head to the polls March 6.