Edgartown selectmen heard an update on plans for a construction project at the Edgartown Yacht Club, discussed problems with dogs on Fuller street beach and heard concerns about traffic problems on Upper Main street at their meeting Monday.

Yacht club manager Bill Roman told selectmen a project to replace the clubhouse wharf will begin on Sept. 10. He said he would prefer to begin a little later but the start was necessary to insure that work will be finished before Memorial Day. He outlined coordination efforts with the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, which begins on Sept. 9, to minimize disruption in the Dock street parking lot.

He said construction vehicles and equipment will take some of the parking spots during the day, but will be parked off site in the evening. Barges will be stationed alongside the yacht club during construction.

“We want to be good neighbors,” Mr. Roman said. “We’re trying to make sure the needs of the town and the needs of the derby are taken care of as well.”

Derby chairman Joe El-Deary said the construction will necessitate some adjustments.

“Bill and I talked about this project several times, and the derby is fully supportive of how he’s arranged it,” Mr. El-Deary told selectmen.

Also Monday, animal control officer Barbara Prada said complaints and incidents involving loose dogs on Fuller street beach are on the rise. She asked selectmen for budget adjustments to allow an assistant animal control officer to patrol the beach more often and issue citations if necessary.

“I don’t want to ban dogs from the beach, but I do want the owners to respect other people that use that public beach, and keep their dogs on a leash per the leash law,” Ms. Prada said.

Ms. Prada said she has also arranged for better signs at the beach to inform people about regulations.

In a special meeting prior to the regular meeting, selectmen listened to concerns from Sara Piazza about traffic danger and confusion on the stretch of Upper Main street in front of her home.

She said her main concern was speeding vehicles and the confusion caused by three bike paths terminating in the area.

“If nothing is done, there will be a tragedy,” Ms. Piazza said.

Police chief Bruce McNamee said the speed limit mandated by state law on that section of roadway is 30 miles per hour. He suggested selectmen consider adopting a special provision of state law that would lower the speed limit to 25 miles per hour, or 20 miles per hour.

“Thirty is too fast, I agree,” the chief said.

Selectmen also discussed better signs in the area to let bicyclists know the bike paths end, and other information.