Someone asked me what was the result of the Town of Wiscasset, Maine referendum on permitting members of the Wiscasset Fire Department to continue to wash their own cars.

I had written in a November 4, 2016 post, “The question on the ballot: shall the town continue to allow the members of the Wiscasset Fire Department the use of the Wiscasset Fire Station to clean their personal vehicles?  The practice of firefighters washing their own cars violates a town policy regarding the personal use of town equipment.”  But I hadn’t followed up.

What happened?

Common sense prevails.  According to the Bangor Daily News, “Wiscasset residents voted by nearly a 2-to-1 margin on Tuesday to allow volunteer firefighters to wash their personal vehicles at the fire station.  Voters approved the practice 1,502-707, according to unofficial results.”

So that’s that.