Edgartown selectmen got word during their Monday meeting that renovation work can proceed at the U.S. Post Office branch at the Edgartown Triangle.

The post office sustained water damage related to a construction project on the building and has been closed since early April. The town had ordered the contractor to stop work on the building until experts hired by the town could complete mold testing.

While updating selectmen on the progress Monday, health agent Matt Poole received a message from Nauset Environmental Services, the firm hired by the town to assess the risk of mold.

“The pattern indicates no extensive mold contamination is present at this time, and reconstruction can proceed,” Mr. Poole said, reading from the recently-received email. “That, I would classify as good news.”

The contractor can now proceed with new insulation, walls, and floors. The town and post office officials expect the work to be completed no later than June 1.

In other business, selectmen agreed to seek a mediated solution to issues surrounding the Chappaquiddick ferry line, which backs up on Simpson’s Lane in the busy summer season. Simpson’s Lane residents have threatened to file a legal claim about the issue.

Chappaquiddick resident Woody Filley sent a proposal to the board outlining a process to resolve the complaints.

“The process would involve informing people of all the past work done on the ferry line problem, listening and analyzing the variety of issues different groups have, and creating a process to have different groups working together, not against each other,” Mr. Filley wrote in his proposal.

He proposed a fee of $10,000, to be split between the town, the Chappaquiddick Island Association, homeowners along the streets used for ferry line staging, and the owner of the Chappy ferry.

Mr. Filley, the retired technology director of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, has formed a new company called Community Supported Solutions to handle process.

“He’s very good at this,” said town administrator Pamela Dolby. “He’s very good at the solutions. I think it’s a great idea. It makes a whole lot more sense than going to court.”

The board voted unanimously to pursue the proposal.

Also Monday, selectmen heard strong complaints from four residents of Jernegan avenue about a home on that street. Neighbors say household trash is often piled high on the property, along with junked cars, boats, and debris.

The board of health has sent two notices to David M. Viera, who owns the property at 39 Jernegan avenue.

In an April 2015 letter Mr. Poole said the property “constitutes a public health nuisance, because of the expanding collection of trash, abandoned vehicles, and other debris and junk in the yard. The zoning officer has requested that you take steps to abate the nuisance on multiple occasions.”

The notice informed Mr. Viera that if he did not address the situation the town would clean it up and put a lien on the property to recover the cost.

“There hasn’t been any action,” Kin Lee, a Jernegan avenue resident, told selectmen. “They don’t clean it up. It’s always a mess. We’re concerned about the rats when they start to move stuff. It’s affecting our property values and nobody’s doing anything.”

Zoning enforcement officer Lenny Jason Jr. said there are sticky legal issues involved if the town hauls away the debris, and he is consulting town counsel Michael Goldsmith to determine the next step. Mr. Jason said he has recently been unable to find the owner.

Selectmen asked for patience from the unhappy neighbors.

“Matt and Lenny are pretty aware of the problem,” said selectman Michael Donaroma. “It’s gotten to the point where legal action has to be taken.”

“It’s been a year,” selectman Art Smadbeck said. “It’s a whole neighborhood that’s being affected. I’d like to see something done. It might cost a little money.”

Acting on the advice of the town shellfish committee, selectmen also voted unanimously to suspend the license of a commercial scalloper.

The shellfish committee recommended suspending Nick Viera’s license for one month, following four violations this winter. Mr. Viera was cited for fishing outside the legal hours, taking seed scallops, taking more than the daily limit, and fishing in a closed area.

The shellfish committee intends to include at least the first week of next year’s scallop season in the one-month suspension.

“Any future violations by Mr. Viera within a three-year period will be dealt with an immediate recommendation for loss of license,” shellfish constable Paul Bagnall wrote in his letter to selectmen.

Mr. Bagnall noted that all fines had been paid.