City Council approves F-35 ballot

Published: Jan. 30, 2018 at 8:04 AM EST
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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 stopping the F-35s from being based at the Burlington airport and 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.