Oak Bluffs selectmen are examining whether the Island’s largest moped rental dealer is operating on town property.

At their meeting last week, selectmen discussed whether King Rentals, which operates adjacent to the Strand Theatre, is using the town roadway to display mopeds and conduct safety training.

The board delayed any action after King owner Jason Leone was unable to attend.

“I’ve been very concerned about the training in the middle of the road,” said selectman Kathy Burton. “The mopeds are going in the opposite direction of traffic. I’ve been concerned they’re conducting private business on public property.”

Selectmen reviewed a map of the property lines.

“It’s a little bit of a problematic situation,” said town administrator Bob Whritenour. “It has been a moped rental since the 1980s. It’s possible to move it back, but I don’t know how possible it is to operate 100 per cent on private property because of how close the line is to the building.”

Selectmen will revisit the issue at their next meeting on Sept. 13.

In other business, the board set dates for the upcoming recreational and commercial bay scallop season.

Family scalloping in Sengekontacket Pond and outside waters begins Oct. 8; the commercial season begins Oct. 17.

Family scalloping in the Lagoon Pond opens Oct. 29; commercial scalloping begins Oct. 31.

At the request of the East Chop Association, selectmen agreed to review signs and barriers on East Chop drive that make the scenic roadway one way. Drivers routinely ignore restrictions in the outside lane, intended to protect the deteriorating coastal bank.

Two donations were accepted to offset the expense of maintaining town beaches. Richard Seelig an organizer of the Oak Bluffs citizens beach committee, presented a donation of $661. And Caroline Hunter has donated $476 on behalf of local members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.