Edgartown selectmen are set to consider candidates for the town’s next police chief early next month.

At their meeting Tuesday the board tentatively scheduled a meeting for May 4 to consider candidates. Interim police chief Jack Collins, who is also the town’s labor counsel, is expected to present a report recommending a candidate or candidates, according to town administrator Pam Dolby.

Selectmen appointed Mr. Collins March 2, to serve as interim chief, while he evaluates candidates to succeed Antone Bettencourt. Mr. Bettencourt left day-to-day operation of the police department in early March, when he began using accrued vacation time. His official resignation is effective May 2.

Also at Monday’s brief meeting, selectmen approved a request from the conservation commission to have town counsel review a proposed lease for the Mini-Park on Main street. The conservation commission received the proposed lease from attorney Benjamin Hall Jr., who represents the family trust which owns the park, nearly four months ago.

The commissioners delayed action until after the annual town meeting, held last week. Voters overwhelmingly rejected a warrant article which would have allowed the town to purchase the small park for up to $2.1 million, or take the land by eminent domain.

Also Monday, selectmen acknowledged a letter from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries approving a second extension of the bay scallop season. Originally scheduled to end on March 31, the season was first extended to April 17 and will now extend to April 30.