Tisbury selectmen appointed a new town emergency services director Tuesday, approving Eerik Meisner as a replacement for Chris Cini through the fiscal year, which ends June 30. Mr. Cini has moved off-Island.
Mr. Meisner is a lieutenant in the town police department. His recommendation to the post came from town fire chief John Schilling.
The board also approved a request to sponsor police officer Max Sherman in academy training. Mr. Sherman joined the Tisbury police force as a special officer in December.
In other business, selectmen approved additional funds for dredge work in Vineyard Haven harbor. The work has already been completed; harbor master Jay Wilbur said the additional cost and additional sand removal was because initial surveys of the area did not provide an exact measurement for how much sand would be taken from the harbor. The additional work removed 2,700 cubic yards of sand and cost $35,337, bringing the total project cost to $293,805. Funding came from town ferry embarkation fees.