West Tisbury voters will decide whether to expand a town affordable housing initiative and spend money on a short list of maintenance projects at a special town meeting next week.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the West Tisbury School. Moderator Dan Waters will preside. There are eight articles on the warrant, most of them housekeeping. A quorum of 125 voters is needed to convene the meeting.

A project to develop rental housing on land behind the old fire station could be expanding in scope, if voters agree. At the annual town meeting last spring, $50,000 in Community Preservation Act money was approved for predevelopment work on the project to build two rental duplexes at 565 State Road. Now the town affordable housing committee wants to expand the project to a maximum of seven buildings and 18 apartments. There is $38,000 left from the original $50,000.

A lengthy amendment to the town sign bylaw would shift special permit-granting authority from the zoning board of appeals to the planning board, and voters will be asked to approve adding a provision for sandwich boards to the bylaw.

Three articles request funding for maintenance work around town: $12,500 for work on the Howes House, $6,000 for cemetery fence repairs, and $4,000 to put up a new light pole, streetlight and wiring at the intersection of Old County and State Roads.

Voters will be asked to spend $57,000 to update the salary classification and compensation plan under the town personnel bylaw; the update takes place every five years and is meant to reflect current wage scales.

Voters will also be asked to approve the payment of an old bill from the Up Island Council on Aging for $1,741.15 for landscaping work.

Given the light business warrant, town officials expressed some concern about mustering a quorum. “There usually is a concern with specials, usually it’s difficult to get a quorum,” town clerk Tara Whiting said this week.