ACE MV makes its case for funding to Edgartown selectmen


Grace Sullivan of Adult Community Education of Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV) gave Edgartown selectmen a progress report Monday on her organization’s efforts to win public funding. On November 6, representatives of the continuing education nonprofit met with selectmen as part of an Island-wide effort to find support to erase an expected 2014 deficit and keep the organization afloat. ACE MV representatives have asked selectmen in the six Island towns to place funding articles on annual town meeting warrants.

Ms. Sullivan, coordinator of the health and nursing Program at ACE, told selectmen that ACE representatives met with James Weiss, superintendent of Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools to ask him to support a plan to funnel tax dollars through the school system.

“What we’re hoping is that if we can get an article to you in your timeframe for the spring, to get on the town warrant,” she said.

Selectman Art Smadbeck suggested that ACE MV try to get on the agenda for the finance committee. “For an article like that, it would be a good idea for you guys, because you don’t want to get everything all done and not have that lined up for you,” he said.

In other business, selectmen voted to renew police contracts for Edgartown Officer David Rossi and Sgt. Jonathan Searle. “Thank you for all your work. I know you guys put a lot of effort into it ,” Mr. Smadbeck said.