Visitors to the Island may soon have another technology at their fingertips, as Uber paves the way for more transportation services becoming available through app-based technology.

In the wake of the Uber debate, William Gately of Vine Rentals came before the Tisbury selectmen Tuesday to propose a remotely operated, app-based car rental service, to launch this summer.

Mr. Gately plans to offer rental cars to Islanders and tourists alike at half the cost of current lowest rates on the Island. “Our staff would survey the five or six operators on the Island and our price would be half of the current lowest one,” he said.

His business plan involves outsourcing the bulk of his labor to the Philippines, where a staff of female employees earn above the average minimum wage and are given housing and computers. “Through the use of technology and high-speed internet we can offer much more in terms of service,” he told the board.

Mid-sized and specialty vehicles, as well as pickup trucks, will make up Vine Rentals’ fleet of vehicles, about three of which will be stored on site at a small office at 95 State Road, formerly a hair salon. An additional eight to 10 vehicles will live at a nearby storage facility, and the rest will be spread out around the Island, for convenient retrieval. “Stagecoach Taxi would greet individuals at the ferry as part of the rental fee and drive them to their car,” Mr. Gately said. “Folks who wanted to come to the office and look at cars could do that too,” he said.

The rental car business will also offer a personal concierge service, operated by a staff of Boston-based employees. “Visitors can ask questions about housing rentals, booking a restaurant, what’s the best ice cream on the Island or what beach is open. Anything they want will be a text message or a phone call away.”

The unofficial proposal was well received by the selectmen, who suggested that Mr. Gately return before the board with an official business application for approval. “I am from the generation when we used to know the name of the milkman so it’s definitely changing,” said selectman Tristan Israel.

In other news Tuesday, Mr. Israel continued a public hearing on Bruno’s rate increase for curbside trash and recycling services until June 16. He reported that the issue is still being researched and that the selectmen have been in conversation with the Department of Public Works on the topic.

Co-president of Tisbury Waterways Inc., Gerard Hokanson, received approval for the installation of educational medallions next to storm drains in town, as part of an eighth grade science program the organization is developing with Felix Neck. Ten medallions will be placed next to drains starting at Mansion House and heading up Main street. The project’s aim is to instruct kids on how to keep water clean, by having them understand that what goes down the drain funnels into the harbor as opposed to just disappearing. The program has already launched and been successful in Edgartown.