Scallop season will end on Monday in the west arm of Lagoon Pond on the Tisbury side, from the town landing to the area near Maciel Marine at the bottom of Skiff Avenue.
At a Tisbury selectmen's meeting Tuesday night, shellfish constable Derek Cimeno recommended the early closure in order to protect further damage to the scallop beds, as he has noticed people harvesting seed instead of mature scallops over the past two weekends. Mr. Cimeno said he plans to move seed from Hines Point to the channel of the west arm of the pond to help restore the damaged area.
In the absence of selectman Tom Pachico, selectmen Tristan Israel and Denys Wortman discussed changes to their upcoming meeting schedule, due to the holiday season. On Dec. 4, a fiscal year 2008 tax rate classification hearing will be held at 5 pm in town hall. The selectmen's next regular meetings will be held at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 18, and on Thursday, Jan. 3, at 5:30 pm, at town hall.
In other business, the selectmen approved an application from Vernon Welch and James Sanfilippo to run a tour bus operation, Vineyard Green Tours, from Vineyard Haven to Aquinnah, starting in May. They also approved the sale of Tisbury Taxi by Christopher Dacunto to Joshua Tucker and a victualler's license for Rocco's Restaurant at Tisbury Marketplace, due to open soon.
Pending approval by the planning board, the selectmen okayed an easement for a pole provided by Andrew Nanaa of Global Protection Communication Systems at the department of public works for a DPW antenna and wireless link for a new low-power community radio station, WVVY at 93.7. Chairman of the board and station manager Maria Danielson invited community members interested in being involved at the station to call her at 508-560-1186.