Tisbury boards seek more cooperation


On Monday, during a joint Zoom meeting, the Tisbury select and planning boards discussed the need for more cooperation and communication among the town’s boards. This would ideally lead to more effective and efficient developments toward a Tisbury master plan and the town’s projects. 

“We need to be as communicative as possible,” select board chair Jeff Kristal said. He said there is a need for a more “formal” and “outgoing” communication format among boards. 

Nothing was decided, but both boards talked about the hope for more frequent joint meetings and a better understanding of their agendas. 

In other business, Elaine Miller said she will be stepping down from the position of planning board chair. Dawn Bellante, planning board clerk, will be stepping in as the new chair on Wednesday. According to Patricia Harris, planning board assistant, planning board members serve as chair during the final year as a member. As this will be Bellante’s last year on the board, she will serve as its chair. Miller will remain as a member of the planning board. 

Meanwhile, Five Corners in Vineyard Haven could be seeing construction in the future. Tisbury will be working with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), planning board member Ben Robinson said. MassDOT is expected to send someone to Tisbury in October with “preliminary designs” for Five Corners, Robinson said.


  1. I guess it was too much bother for Kristal to commit to more cooperation between the Board of Selectmen and the citizens they represent?
    Much easier to just coerce the police into pursuing your personal vendettas against your employers.

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