Chilmark handily approves overrides at polls

Warren Doty, chairman of the board of selectmen, presented the plan for Squibnocket Beach endorsed by selectmen. — Photo by Steve Myrick

In the wake of Monday’s annual town meeting, 134 of Chilmark’s 917 registered voters went to the polls Wednesday and took care of unfinished business.

By a vote of 102 to 30, voters approved Question 1, a $122,000 Proposition 2.5 override request to pay for the town’s Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School assessment.

Question 2 on the ballot, a request for $71,000 for the Up Island School District, also passed easily by a vote of 104 to 28.

There were no contests on the ballot. The following town officers were elected: selectman, Warren Doty (99); board of assessors, Elizabeth Oliver (114); board of health, Matthew Poole (120); planning board, Richard Alan Osnoss (105); planning board, Joan Malkin (30); library trustee, Jane D. Kaplan (114). There were no candidates for a seat on the finance advisory committee.