A special town meeting in Chilmark next week will address a number of projects related to Menemsha harbor, including a new dock and improvements to the park and ride on Tabor House Road.

The meeting begins Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center. Town moderator Everett Poole will preside over the session. There are eight articles on the warrant.

A total of $18,000 would fund improvements at the park and ride and in Menemsha, as recommended by a subcommittee of the town planning board working to update the Chilmark master plan. Earlier this year, the selectmen had asked for projects that could get started before the master plan comes to a vote.

Improvements at the park and ride, where visitors can catch a free shuttle into Menemsha and avoid the summer traffic, may include curb stops, lighting and a bus shelter.

“People go up there and they have no idea where to park,” Chilmark executive secretary Tim Carroll said at a joint meeting of the selectmen and finance committee on Tuesday. “It’s just a big open gravel parking lot. So they want some direction.” Voters will be asked to appropriate $15,000 for the project.

Another article seeks $3,000 for signs, pavement markings and other improvements in the village. Among other things, Mr. Carroll pointed out the need for street sweeping in the summer, to prevent sand from covering the painted lines.

“The police department won’t enforce the parking regulations if people can’t see the lines on the ground and if we don’t have the proper signage up,” he said.

In another effort to preserve space in Menemsha, voters will be asked to appropriate $9,600 for a small electric UTV (utility terrain vehicle) for the Chilmark police department to use instead of a cruiser. Police chief Brian Cioffi said he hoped the vehicle could be used on the beach as well.

Plans are underway to build a tie-up dock next to the Coast Guard boathouse in Menemsha, with $100,000 in funding from the state Seaport Advisory Council. But the presence of old revetment stones in the channel has raised the cost, and the town is now seeking another $50,000 to remove the stones.

“We hope it doesn’t cost 50,” selectman Bill Rossi said at the board meeting this week. “It’s just a safe amount.”

The dock itself would serve only small boats, and have a time limit. The project would fulfill the town’s commitment to having a transient dock, as outlined in a larger grant from the Seaport Advisory Council some time ago, and would put the remaining funds to use.

A proposed radio repeater on Peaked Hill would aim to improve communication among fire, police and EMS services on the Island by amplifying the signal. Mr. Cioffi said the device would eliminate dead spots and allow public safety workers to communicate on a single channel.

“We are looking at overhauling the whole computer system on a regional basis and switching to a different type of service,” he said. “But in the meantime we still need to be able to communicate on the command level.” An appropriation of $7,650 would cover the cost of hardware and installation.

Voters will also be asked to appropriate:

• $50,000 for a townwide property revaluation as required by the state.

• $7,372 in payments to a temporary youth services librarian last summer.

• $8,000 to repair or replace the chimney in town hall.

All the requests on the warrant would draw from the town’s free cash account, which Mr. Doty said now exceeds $600,000, partly as a result of under spending in the last year, including for a school assessment that was lowered after the annual town meeting in April. The finance committee voted unanimously Monday to recommend approval of each article on the warrant.