Edgartown selectmen transfer dredge money, approve seasonal licences

Nourishment of the Fuller Street Beach is in full swing. — Photo by Michelle Gross

Edgartown selectmen have approved a request to transfer $10,532 from a Sengekontacket gift account to pay the salaries of workers on the Fuller Street dredge project.

Dredge committee chairman Howell Kelly told selectmen the money would be drawn from the so called Sengekontacket gift account, an account set up by town counsel following a 2010 dredging project for nourishment of the private Cow Bay beach paid for by private property owners.

“It has no effect on taxpayers, and it has no budgetary effect on not moving from our regular budget,” Mr. Kelly said.

Mr. Kelly said the employees are seasonal employees, and the transfer of funds won’t change their pay rate.

In January, selectmen approved a request from Mr. Kelly to begin the permitting process for nourishing Fuller Street Beach. Mr. Kelly told selectmen Monday that the sand has been moved to the beach and that the project is expected to be completed by March 31.

In other business Monday, selectmen awarded a bid to Donaroma’s Nursery, in the amount of $15,950, to install seasonal plantings around Edgartown from Memorial Day to November 23.

Selectmen approved weekday and Sunday entertainment licences for several venues. They also approved common victualler licenses for seasonal restaurants.

“It’s that time of year,” Ms. Serpa said.

Selectmen also learned that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will begin street sweeping operations will begin on March 31.

In other business, selectmen approved a request from the Edgartown Boys & Girls Club to hold part of its annual “MS Ride” event on Saturday, May 3.