Edgartown selectmen voted Monday to add an article to the Nov. 14 special town meeting warrant involving raises for town workers.

The article would make the raises retroactive to July 1, the beginning of the current fiscal year. It will cost the town $217,698 to fund the wage hikes.

Under the town’s updated compensation and classification plan, all employees will receive step increases, and cost of living raises, according to town administrator Pam Dolby. Some will receive merit raises as well.

Selectmen met again Wednesday morning to finalize the special town meeting warrant.

Meanwhile on Monday, animal control officer Barbara Prada said her department had a busy summer, in her quarterly report to the selectmen.

“It’s starting to quiet down a little bit,” said Ms. Prada. “It was a busy summer, through September, even.”

Animal control officers answered 404 calls involving dogs, and 113 calls involving cats from April through September. The department reported 12 dog bites during the period, and issued 35 tickets for violation of leash laws.

Also selectmen appointed Ken Magnuson to a seat on the town’s historic district commission.