Edgartown selectmen asked the owner of Arbor Inn at 222 Upper Main street to stop doing business without a valid lodging license. The selectmen voted unanimously Monday to send a cease and desist letter to innkeeper Lorna Giles, who is listed as co-owner of the property with Kenneth Armstead in assessors records.

“You have not applied for nor been issued a lodging house license,” selectmen wrote in the letter. “We are in receipt of a number of complaints regarding your establishment.”

Town administrator Pam Dolby said Ms. Giles was notified that if she wants to discuss the issues with selectmen, she would be added to a future agenda, but must cease operation immediately.

“There have been a number of incidents,” Ms. Dolby told selectmen. “Police have been called up there a couple of times. People are paying for rooms, and the rooms either aren’t available or the place is locked up.”

The assessed value of the property is $1,367,100.

Also Monday, selectmen voted to issue a special event permit to the Main Street Diner for a Caribbean dance night on August 6. Owner Glenn Ward asked for extended hours, and permission to have entertainment.

Police advised Mr. Ward that he will need to closely monitor patrons.

“The only concerns the department has is they adhere to the rules established for all the other businesses,” said officer William Bishop.

Fire chief Peter Shemeth also advised Mr. Ward to observe the occupancy permit, which allows 42 people, including staff, on the premises.

In other action. the board voted to approve new polices and regulations for the police department, as part of the effort to receive accreditation from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission. The document updates police procedure, according to new laws, and reflects new training.

“We’ve made it a priority, so this is the first step,” said Lieut. Chris Dolby. “We have new officers coming on and we want them to know what’s expected of them. It’s a living document, the laws change constantly, the policies change constantly.”

Selectmen approved the new policies unanimously.