Steamship Authority governors will hold their monthly meeting on the Vineyard this morning. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. in the library conference room at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.
The agenda for the meeting includes a monthly business summary for the public boat line, an update on the SSA website project and a discussion of 2013 ferry schedules.
Governors will review a proposed contract to overhaul the freight vessel Sankaty.
And the subject of possible freight service between the Vineyard and New Bedford may surface again. Fred LaPiana, director of the Tisbury department of public works, is on the agenda to discuss solid waste barging between the Vineyard and the whaling city. Tisbury and Oak Bluffs, which operate a two-town trash district, recently decided to sign a new contract to send their solid waste to a processing facility in New Bedford.
New Bedford and Falmouth boat line governors also have urged the SSA to explore the freight service, but a management study done this spring found it would not be cost effective.
Also at the meeting SSA general manager Wayne Lamson will outline goals for the year.
An executive session is scheduled to discuss real estate matters, pending litigation and collective bargaining agreements.
Except for the closed-door session, the meeting is open to the public.