Aquinnah selectmen appointed Kimberly Andrade as the new animal control officer last week.

Ms. Andrade takes over for Angela Waldron, who previously held the job for many years. The job includes a monthly stipend of $750.

At the meeting Tuesday, Ms. Andrade urged selectmen to look into purchasing a new vehicle; Aquinnah currently does not own a kennel, radio or other equipment for animal control use.

Town administrator Jeff Madison said Ms. Waldron had used her own car and brought animals to her home for care. He echoed that selectmen need to look into giving the animal control officer more resources.

“Other towns have this stuff, but we have nothing,” he said. “It’s going to cost money.”

Selectmen said they would review options for purchasing a vehicle or allowing Ms. Andrade to use a town vehicles.

In other business, selectmen considered the purchase of an online government transparency tool called ClearGov. A ClearGov representative gave a virtual presentation of the service and explained that it would allow taxpayers to see what town accounts their money goes into.

The service would cost $3,500 annually under the company’s “micro” budget category.

“The town gets accused of mismanaging funds,” said Mr. Madison. “This will give people the chance to follow what’s going on.”

Selectmen decided to put off a vote until they further reviewed the program.

Selectmen also approved a draft open space plan presented by Martha’s Vineyard Commission executive director Adam Turner. The plan would allow the town to apply for state open space and recreation grants.

A survey sent out to Aquinnah residents earlier this year gathering ideas on how to use the town’s open spaces garnered 115 responses. Mr. Turner said improving the Aquinnah Circle, developing more walking trails and creating more recreational things for Aquinnah residents were a few of the top responses.

He said he will return in September with another draft in time for the town to apply for five-year preliminary grants by the end of the year.

Selectmen also approved installing dock signs at the West Basin Road boat ramp following recent incidents with boats blocking the space for bike ferry use.