Expanding a town affordable housing initiative, making repairs to town buildings and fences and paying old bills are all on the docket for a special town meeting in West Tisbury next month.

The town selectmen signed off on an eight-article warrant this week. The meeting is set for Nov. 17.

One central item on the warrant involves the housing initiative at 565 Edgartown Road. At the annual town meting last spring voters approved the allocation of $50,000 in Community Preservation Act funds for predevelopment work on two rental duplexes on the property.

Later the town affordable housing committee decided to expand the project to a maximum of seven buildings with 18 bedrooms. But at a recent meeting, selectmen told the committee they thought the expanded initiative was beyond the scope of the original article and would require another vote by the town.

In other business at the Wednesday meeting, town administrator Jennifer Rand updated the board on the stalled North Tisbury bridge project. The town would like the state to widen the bridge; a project was approved in 2005 but the state program that funded the work is now defunct. The bridge spans a small creek and was originally built in the days of horse and buggy transportation. Three years ago the selectmen sparred with state highway officials when one of two wooden guard rails was rebuilt with a metal rail following an accident on the bridge.

Ms. Rand told the board she had contacted the Islandwide joint transportation committee about possibly obtaining state Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) money for the bridge project. The Martha’s Vineyard Commission is a clearinghouse for TIP projects. The bridge is a sore topic with selectman Richard Knabel, who sounded off about it at a meeting two weeks ago. “It’s too narrow, it’s dangerous, someone is going to get killed,” he said at the time.

Ms. Rand has also written to state Sen. Dan Wolf and Rep. Timothy Madden about the problem.

“There is stuff going on,” she said this week. “But it’s not going to happen tomorrow.”