The Chilmark selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday included a changing of the guard, with Bill Rossi taking over as chairman, Jim Malkin becoming vice chairman, and Warren Doty assuming the title of clerk.

Three others in Chilmark also have new town jobs: Elizabeth Rogers was hired as a full-time police officer, assistant director and youth services librarian Rizwan Malik received a permanent position at the library, and Jess Holtham also became a permanent employee as an administrative assistant to the town accountant.

Elizabeth and Kevin Oliver are also in business after receiving a common victualler license to operate the Menemsha Market. The Olivers have 16 seasons of experience running the store. The license is changing hands from Debbie Packer, who owns and previously operated the store. While Mrs. Packer received an offer from Wind’s Up that exceeded the Olivers’ proposal, “The Packers chose to accept less money to keep it a market,” Mr. Oliver said. “They deserve credit for that.”

Under the Olivers’ management, the store will continue as it has in the past, with a “heavy emphasis on groceries,” he said.

In other business selectmen approved new health insurance plans for town employees for fiscal year 2018.

The added options from the Cape Cod Municipal Health Group, Health Savings Account (HSA)-qualified High Deductible Health Plans, offer savings accounts for family and individual plans that employees can use to cover their deductibles and other healthcare expenses.

Town treasurer Melanie Becker said savings from these accounts can be put toward expenses not typically covered by health plans, “Like dental expenses, if they don’t have dental insurance, or something like a hearing aid.”

The selectmen also moved to respond to an inquiry from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Ocean Service regarding a pilot mussel culture site, and agreed to participate in the cooperative purchase of a tri-town ambulance through the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC). This allows the town to buy the ambulance off a contract instead of going out to bid. H-GAC has worked with other towns in the past and the selectmen viewed this choice as a step toward standardizing ambulances across the Island.

Selectmen put off plans to debrief last week’s contentious annual town meeting, as Mr. Malkin was unable to attend Tuesday’s meeting. On May 16 they plan to review the happenings, along with correspondence regarding Menemsha Harbor that the selectmen decided to wait to address until after the Harbor Advisory Committee meets.