West Tisbury says yes to new police station at the polls

— File photo by Susan Safford

West Tisbury voters went to the polls Thursday, April 11, and agreed to borrow the money needed to build a new police station. The vote on the only Proposition 2.5 question on the ballot was 167 to 59.

At annual town meeting on Tuesday, April 9, voters approved an article asking for $2,495,000 to build a new police station next to the public safety building by a near unanimous vote.

Turnout was very light. A total of 238 voters went to the polls, or fewer than 10 percent of the town’s 2,431 registered voters.

By contrast, a total of 718 voters, or 31 percent of the town’s 2,331 voters, participated in 2012.

There were no electoral contests.

Town officers elected were town moderator, F. Patrick Gregory (205); selectman, Cynthia Mitchell (184); board of health, David Merry (201); board of assessors, Richard Cohen (191); treasurer, Katherine Logue (195); tax collector, Brent B. Taylor (193); town clerk, Tara J. Whiting (209); tree warden, Jeremiah Armstrong Brown (196); library trustees: Virginia C. Jones (175), Daniel A. Waters (196); finance committee, Sharon Estrella (154); Jonathan Revere (148); parks and recreation committee, Mark “Hap” Bernard (191).