Repairs to Memorial Wharf in Edgartown are expected to get under way soon, after the selectmen approved a $249,900 bid for the project this week.

The low bidder was Trademark Services LLC of Vineyard Haven. Town procurement officer Juliet Mulinare told selectmen at their meeting Monday that the next lowest bidder may be filing a bid protest, but a representative at the Attorney General’s office said in writing that the protest would not be successful.

Ms. Mulinare told the Gazette later that repairs have to be completed by May 15 per contract specifications, and will include replacing the stairs, upgrading lighting, replacing shingles, installing decking and raising railings. The repairs will bring the harborfront covered wharf up to safety code and keep the roof from leaking.

Town voters approved $500,000 for the project at the annual town meeting last year, but selectmen learned last summer that repairs would be less extensive than previously thought.

In other business Monday, Edgartown police chief David Rossi told selectmen he had concerns about a petition by the Island organization We Stand Together that asks law enforcement and town officials to refrain from using town funds and resources to enforce immigration laws unless presented with a criminal warrant or probable cause. The organization has petitioned to put the question on town meeting agendas this spring.

Chief Rossi said he was confused by the petition. “We take an oath to uphold and defend the constitution and laws thereof equitably,” he said, and if there are changes to federal law local police will follow that.

“We don’t actually go out and enforce immigration laws,” he said. “We have no intention of starting a Martha’s Vineyard immigration task force or anything like this.” He continued: “I certainly don’t want anyone living in fear, but if you’re here illegally and not committing crimes we don’t have any issues . . . you have the same consideration as any U.S. citizen.”

Selectman Arthur Smadbeck said he thought the resolution might not pass muster with the Massachusetts Attorney General.

“It’s a delicate subject,” Chief Rossi said. “I just want to make sure we’re on the same page.”

“I’ve never been worried about the Edgartown police,” Mr. Smadbeck said.

Selectmen also approved a request from Oak Bluffs Land and Wharf tour company to travel on some Edgartown roads, though the vans will not be allowed to come downtown, and heard animal control officer Barbara Prada’s quarterly report.

“Animals behaved a little better the last three months,” she said, The exception was a feral cat that scratched her in December and had to be quarantined for 10 days.