The Oak Bluffs selectmen this week signed off on the second annual Martha’s Vineyard Craft Beer Festival, after organizers presented a more detailed proposal for the event, which saw problems last year with town officials and abutters.

Organizier Oraibi Voumard, who has stepped in for Erin Bayer Santos, took a grilling from the selectmen at their meeting on Tuesday when he presented revised plans and sought a liquor license for the festival. Mrs. Santos will serve as the festival producer.

Concern has focused on parking, security and visitor capacity for the event, which is set to take place Sept. 22 to 24 at Waban Park.

“We are going to make it very clear that parking will be virtually impossible,” Mr. Voumard said in response to concerns that merely encouraging people not to drive would not be enough. He also noted the possibility of offering free VTA passes with each ticket.

But selectmen still worried that parking would overflow into the surrounding neighborhood, making the narrow streets even narrower. “Basically Nantucket avenue is going to be one-way,” Gail Barmakian said. “This is all at once for five hours. It’s going to be kind of messy.”

The event will accommodate 2,000 visitors, Mr. Voumard said, although he expects between 1,200 and 1,500 to attend. Last year the attendance was 1,200.

Selectmen have blasted last year’s festival as being disorganized, and sought assurances that this year will be different. Payment for extra security last year was late in coming.

“We are not signing anything until we get a check for the [security] details,” Oak Bluffs police chief Erik Blake said at the meeting Tuesday. The chief also raised concerns about event planners being late to the show this year. “That’s not how we do business,” he said. The event stills still needs approval from the town police and fire departments, board of health and parks commission.

Mr. Voumard said security this year will include six police officers, in addition to six private security guards and eight event coordinators. “If we have to adjust that because something is really awry . . . I imagine we are going to have to receive a bill,” he said. “We don’t foresee that happening.”

He said the beer garden will open to the general public at 2 p.m. Tasting will end at 5, with music ending at 5:30 and the festival itself ending as early as 6. Portable toilets will be in a covered tent toward the back of the park, Mr. Voumard said.

As for the live music, he said speakers will face the ocean, and the volume will be kept low. “Music is a part of the event, but it is not the focal point,” he said.

Selectmen offered a mixed verdict.

“I think that this is really irresponsible,” Ms. Barmakian said. “I think you’ve done a wonderful job, but there are still things that aren’t being addressed.” She reiterated concern for abutters in light of noise, parking and other issues. “We can make a mistake, it may not work out, but it’s at the cost of the people that live in that park,” she said.

But others acknowledged Mr. Voumard’s efforts to present a more detailed plan.

“He has made a tremendous effort, I think, to answer all of our concerns,” selectman Kathy Burton said. “And I feel like he will continue to make efforts to make it right.”

“There were obvious mistakes made a year ago, and I do think you have addressed those,” said selectman Gregory Coogan.

Mr. Coogan moved to approve the liquor license, with an understanding that planners will get the necessary approvals from other town departments, limit capacity to 1,500 visitors, and pay all fees by August 22.

The vote was 3-1 with one abstention.

In other business, selectmen approved a plan by the Friends of Oak Bluffs to install wooden seating on one of the large planter boxes on Circuit avenue.

They also unanimously appointed Robert Mansfield as a new full-time police officer. Mr. Mansfield had taken a job with the Yarmouth police department six months ago, but Chief Blake said he was eager to return to Oak Bluffs, where he has worked as a summer officer. He said Mr. Mansfield had earned praise from the Yarmouth police chief as “the Tom Brady” of the department.

“We couldn’t bring a better person in front of you,” he said.