No holiday lull for Tisbury selectmen


The Tisbury selectmen emptied a stocking full of agenda items at a two-hour meeting Monday night.

To start, selectmen Jeff Kristal and Tristan Israel signed a conservation restriction certificate from Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank executive director James Lengyel for seven acres along State Road in Tisbury.

The land bank commission purchased the deed restriction for the property for $301,000 from Kristen Kingsbury Henshaw in October. Selectman Geoghan Coogan, who acted as Ms. Henshaw’s attorney, did not participate in the board’s actions.

Among various updates, department of public works director Fred LaPiana said regional trash consolidation efforts continue and that the Martha’s Vineyard Regional Refuse District will soon vote on whether to accept changes in its agreement to allow Oak Bluffs and Tisbury to rejoin the district.

Peter Cabana, Tisbury’s Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative (CVEC) representative, said the co-op board hopes to award a contract by the year’s end for a project to install solar photovoltaic arrays on sites in Tisbury, Edgartown, and five other member towns on the Cape.

In other business, the selectmen approved the dates of April 5, 2011, for a special town meeting and April 12 for the annual town meeting. They also reappointed George Balco as Tisbury’s Port Council representative to the Steamship Authority and Ned Orleans to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission; accepted a proposal from consulting firm CDM to do a town organizational study; and approved Le Grenier restaurant’s 2011 beer and wine license renewal application.