Oak Bluffs, still trying to right its course after recent financial problems, will have help in the form of a town accountant.

Arthur Gallagher has been named to the post for a three-year term. At Tuesday’s selectmen meeting, town administrator Robert Whritenour said that Mr. Gallagher has more than 25 years experience as a town accountant and auditor, and has worked for towns including Weymouth, Framingham, and Lowell. He said that Mr. Gallagher has found on-Island housing, and will start on Tuesday, March 27.

The town has been without someone in the accountant role since financial director Paul Manzi died in October 2010.

Selectmen also received copies of a town financial audit at Tuesday’s meeting. The audit outlines ways in which Oak Bluffs can improve its financial standing and correct past oversights in fee collection; selectmen will review the findings at a future meeting.

In other business, selectmen authorized road work for the next year, including paving on Dukes County avenue, part of the Sea View avenue extension, Pasque avenue, Saco avenue and Park street.

Highway superintendent Richard Combra said the five streets were in “serious disrepair” and couldn’t go through another summer in their current shape. The repaving will be partly paid for with Chapter 90 state highway funds.

Last year Oak Bluffs voters rejected a measure at the ballot that would have restored $230,000 in cuts to the town’s road paving program, despite highway superintendent Richard Combra Jr.’s protests about skyrocketing asphalt prices.

The board also approved rules and regulations for seasonal stationary peddler licenses, including an annual fee of $1,000 — up from $500 — and stipulations regarding where and when three stationary peddlers can serve hot dogs and other snacks in town.

The regulations call for up to three stationary peddler licenses for vendors to operate May through October, with one license allocated to the Big Bridge and two licenses at the Little Bridge.

The peddlers are required to operate for at least 20 days each month in July and August.

License holder Mary Kay Mazza took issue with some of the new regulations. “To double the fee in one year, I think that’s really excessive,” she said, noting that the trucks only operate for a few months and are weather dependent. “There’s only so much I can charge for a chocolate eclair . . . how do we make that additional revenue to cover those costs?”

Selectmen chairman Kathy Burton said that similar fees run up to $2,500 in other resort areas, and Oak Bluffs hasn’t raised their stationary peddler fees since 2001. “We have some serious financial issues here, and we’re looking at all of our fees. This is what the board thought would be a reasonable approach,” she said.

Primo Lombardi got the go-ahead to open a year-round yoga studio on Circuit avenue , and the selectmen approved the annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K race, which will take place this Sunday, March 25.

Alison Shaw was reappointed to the Community Preservation Commission, and Susan Gamble was appointed to the Historical Commission.