Tisbury selectmen set scallop season dates


Tisbury selectmen set the opening dates for the recreational and commercial scallop seasons at their Tuesday meeting.

Family permit holders may scallop in Vineyard Haven harbor beginning October 13. Commercial fishermen must wait until October 15.

The Lagoon will be opened to family scalloping on October 27. Commercial fishermen must wait until October 29.

In a follow-up to their decision not to renew town administrator John Bugbee’s contract, the selectmen appointed Michael Loberg, Robert Doyle, and George Balco to a search committee for a replacement. Town employees Tim McLean and Hillary Conklin will serve on the committee as union representatives. Although Mr. Bugbee’s contract does not expire until June 30, 2013, he will leave by the end of the year.

Following a public hearing, selectmen approved the addition of stop signs at the intersection of Main Street and Woodlawn Avenue, and the extension of the sidewalk from Woodlawn to Franklin Street. They also approved a request from Lee Bruni for the addition of crosswalks at the intersections of Pine and Lake Streets, and Midland Avenue and Summer Street.

At police Chief Dan Hanavan’s recommendation, the selectmen appointed Michael O’Rourke a special police officer until June 30, 2013.

The selectmen also approved the Tisbury Business Association’s request to hold a sidewalk sale on Saturday, October 6, from noon to 4 pm.