Oak Bluffs selectmen green light roundabout utility plan


Oak Bluffs selectmen Tuesday approved a request from NSTAR to install two new utility poles, and move four others, to accommodate the new road layout for the roundabout project at the intersection of Barnes Road and Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road.

The selectmen gave their approval following a routine public hearing at which there was no opposition.

In other business, selectmen delayed a plan to create diagonal parking along East Chop Drive, from Wayland Avenue to Plymouth Avenue. The plan has generated opposition from some residents, and the board decided to study it further.

Selectmen did approve new parallel parking on Tuckernuck Avenue, from Sea View Avenue to Waban Avenue. They also voted to move the loading zone near Nancy’s Restaurant, to improve pedestrian safety at the busy street crossing point.

Selectmen appointed Shelley Christiansen to the Cottage City Historic District Commission. The board reappointed Terry Apenzellar to the conservation commission.