After polling a group of commercial shellfishermen in the room, the Edgartown shellfish committee agreed on Tuesday that the commercial scallop limit should stay at four struck 10-gallon washbaskets. The new limit went into effect on Dec. 10, and was previously set at three 10-gallon washbaskets.

The meeting was scheduled after several town fishermen complained that they had been given no chance to comment before the change went into effect. The higher limits were recommended by shellfish constable Paul Bagnall, who said scallopers were returning with their limits by 9 a.m.

On Tuesday night, fishermen who attended the meeting said yes to the higher limit, but opposed increasing it further.

As a result, no action was taken by the Edgartown selectmen at a special meeting Wednesday morning that was scheduled to act on any changes recommended by the shellfish committee.

In other business, selectmen approved a volunteer driving program for the Edgartown Council on Aging which will provide rides for elderly residents in Edgartown for medical appointments, grocery shopping and general errands.

People who need rides are asked to call the council at least 24 hours in advance, and are limited to one ride per week. Suggested donations are $5 for each round-trip ride within Edgartown and $10 per round-trip ride outside of Edgartown. The telephone number is 508-627-4368.