Tisbury selectmen issued a warning to town trash pickup vendors and truck delivery companies this week after complaints continued to surface about early morning deliveries in violation of a town bylaw. Building inspector Ken Barwick told the selectmen Tuesday that he had spoken with both Bruno’s and ABC companies, but complaints continued about truck activity before 7 a.m. Mr. Barwick said he was also talking with other truckers who deliver in town.
A town bylaw prohibits noise before 7 a.m. in residential neighborhoods.
“These people have a right to absolute privacy until at least seven, that’s what the bylaw says,” said selectman Jeffrey Kristal.
Selectmen voted to have both Mr. Barwick and town administrator John (Jay) Grande send final letters of warning to offenders. Further violations will result in fines, they said.
In other business town treasurer Timothy McLean made a report from a recent town cabinet meeting, saying that an appraisal of fiscal year 2014 and 2015 budgets showed a decline in the reserve account. Mr. McLean said the town would need to look into new revenue sources to stave off an anticipated gap in the fiscal year 2015 budget. The town financial advisory committee had created optimal department budgets, he said, meaning there is little money to be found there “unless we decided to do away with some kind of a service or we reduce staffing.” He suggested looking at every fee the town currently collects.
“It’s really early in the process, we don’t need to start the budget process until December,” Mr. McLean said. “The earlier we can do it the more it’s going to benefit us for fiscal year 2015.”
Selectman Jonathan Synder and Mr. Grande said they would start by speaking with department heads to figure out what the town’s capital needs were, while working to figure out more revenue ideas.
Selectmen also appointed Thomas Keller and Paul Cefola to the financial advisory committee, and welcomed special police officer Nicholas Gamble to the town police department. The board approved the fifth annual Cycle MV Rotary Club fundraiser, to be held Oct. 6 .