Meeting Wednesday after a two-week hiatus, the West Tisbury selectmen took up a laundry list of items ranging from zoning violations to rooster complaints to fence lines.

A second offense zoning violation at State Road restaurant was discussed briefly. According to a letter from town building inspector Joseph K. Tierney, the restaurant was cited and fined for being in violation of its special permit following an inspection on July 2. At issue is unpermitted plumbing work and use of a lower level in the restaurant which is restricted under the special permit to storage and an employee bathroom.

The restaurant was cited for a nearly identical violation in 2013. Owners Mary and Jackson Kenworth did not attend the meeting because town administrator Jennifer Rand said she had not informed them they should be present. According to the selectmen, the violation, which was for using the basement to do prep work, was remedied the next day, July 3, and the fine of $300 was paid. Selectmen conceded that the line is fine between storing and prepping in a busy restaurant with limited space and a lot of movement and discussed if further action is needed.

“Let’s call it a violation, the evidence I saw was pretty minimal, that doesn’t make it right,” said selectman Cynthia Mitchell. “I don’t think punishing them by taking the beer and wine license during the summer season is reasonable.”

Selectman Richard Knabel said he thought more action was in order and suggested inviting the Kenworths to meet with the board.

“Let’s bring them in,” he said. “It’s not as simple as violating and paying the fine and saying okay and violating again. If you’ve got a problem, go for an amendment [to the special permit], which they didn’t do. I find the behavior difficult to understand.”

Selectman J. Skipper Manter, who said the restaurant is an asset to the town, suggested writing a letter to express concerns about the recurring violation. “Clearly say such violations will not be tolerated and their beer and wine license would be in jeopardy,” he said.

There was some consensus that the Kenworths should seek to amend on their special permit with the board of appeals.

Selectmen instructed Ms. Rand to draft a letter that they will vote on at their next meeting.

In other business, selectmen took up a complaint about a noisy rooster on Dr. Fisher Road from an unnamed resident.

“This is not our first time around this situation,” said Ms. Rand. “We have no laws applying to roosters. They do not reach the level of noise complaint.”

Mr. Manter noted that West Tisbury is traditionally an agricultural community. “I would encourage more chickens and roosters, not less,” he said.

The board told the town affordable housing committee that it could not expand a duplex rental project begun last year without obtaining approval from voters. In 2014 the housing committee was granted $50,000 for predevelopment costs on two rental duplexes at 565 West Tisbury Edgartown Road. Some time later, committee members decided to expand the number of units. Abutter Michael Holtham has objected to the expansion. Both Mr. Holtham and committee member Michael Colaneri attended the meeting Wednesday to discuss the issue.

Mr. Colaneri said the committee had not intended to violate any regulations, and that the discussion of more units came along after several meetings. “The affordable housing committee has been given the responsibility to create affordable housing,” he said. “The discussion of more units came after. These processes go on for a long time.”

“No one is attributing ill motive,” said Mrs. Mitchell, but the selectmen said the units could not be expanded without a town meeting vote.

The board decided to hold off on taking down a split rail fence at the corner of Old County and State Roads despite a directive from Mass Highway that the fence be removed for safety reasons. The state highway agency suggested plantings instead of the fence to deter drivers from cutting the corner. In a 2-1 vote with Mr. Manter dissenting, the selectmen elected to leave the fence up until the state comes in with a plan that includes plantings.

The board also appointed Ken Lieberman to the historic district commission and agreed to begin giving certificates given to town centenarians, beginning with Brandy Wight. With the help of the council on aging, the town will actively seek out other centenarians.