Marathon meeting for Tisbury selectmen


Tisbury selectmen honored Rasmus Sayre Tuesday. He is the Tisbury School 8 eighth grader who rescued a young woman during an international sail board race on February 19, off the shore of Cozumel, Mexico. Selectman chairman Jeff Kristal presented Rasmus with a plaque and a Tisbury commemorative silver coin.

In the absence of selectman Geoghan Coogan, Mr. Kristal and selectman Tristan Israel marched through a three-and-a-half-hour agenda. They also reviewed the April 5 special town meeting and April 12 annual town meeting warrants.

In follow-up to previous discussion, the selectmen agreed to either rent or lease on a trial basis a parking ticket dispenser for use at the town’s park and ride lot at High Point Lane, using funds from $13,000 set aside for upgrades for the lot two years ago.

In other business, the selectmen voted to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game’s Public Access Board for a land management agreement for Eastville Beach; to ask NSTAR for a one-year moratorium on spraying herbicide around utility areas; to send MassHighway a written request to provide knotweed control; and to approve about $25,000 for change orders for construction of the emergency services facility.

The selectmen also granted a transient vendor’s license to Lisa Strachan, to operate the Night Heron Gallery on Main Street, which will feature works by 10 Island artists and open April 1.