Aquinnah police will receive a formal commendation from the town after a quick response to an incident at Philbin Beach last week that potentially saved a person’s life.

Police chief Randhi Belain told selectmen at their meeting on Tuesday that he and Sgt. Paul Manning responded to a call at five o’clock on Monday afternoon detailing a 73-year-old male with chest pains. When police arrived on the scene, they found the individual on the ground, not breathing. Chief Belain and Sergeant Manning immediately performed CPR with a defibrillator.

“As luck would have it, our ambulance was out of town at the time, on its way back from another call,” Chief Belain said. “But long story short, as far as we know, the individual did survive and is recovering at a Boston hospital.”

He continued:

“We were told . . . that the hospital said, had it not been for us with the quick CPR defibrillation, things could have turned out differently,” the chief said.

All three selectmen and town administrator Jeffrey Madison had high words of praise for their public safety officials.

“You guys did a terrific job,” selectman Jim Newman said, requesting the board provide the police with a commendation letter.

In other business Tuesday selectmen heard a litany of minor summer complaints involving leaky public bathroom faucets, overgrown weeds, parking permit concerns and more.

The board acknowledged the need to cut back weeds near the shops at the Aquinnah Circle, and put out a request for bids to repave and lay sod near the Gay Head Cliffs lookout. The town has received a state grant for the project, as well approval at a town meeting in January to allocate $64,000 in CPC funds that will be reimbursed upon the project’s completion.

Foremost among the concerns at the circle, however, were the overused public restrooms.

“The restrooms need some tender love and care. Yeah, they really do,” said highway superintendent Jay Smalley. “Faucet wise, we’ve been fussing with faucets . . . And personally, I think we need new toilets in there.”

Mr. Smalley also suggested new windows in the buildings to provide a cross breeze, and better signs to prevent people from washing their feet in the sink — which he said clogged them earlier this summer.

“They get a lot of use,” selectman Gary Haley said of the bathrooms. Selectmen took no action, but noted that they were aware of the issues.

Selectman Juli Vanderhoop also told the board that she felt the rules for parking at Philbin Beach were “excessive” and “persnickety,” relaying to the board that the parking attendant was handing out a list of rules for beachgoers and had been stringent about after-hours parking. According to Chief Belain, drivers need a permit to park at Philbin Beach even after five p.m.

“Our attendant is meticulous, and I don’t mind meticulous, but it’s gone a little haywire,” Ms. Vanderhoop said.

Mr. Madison said both issues stemmed from the busy summer season, and that the town would look into the parking rules and potential solutions for the bathrooms.

Mr. Newman also brought up the fraught issue of the town-tribe public safety agreement. Chief Belain said as far as he knew, town public safety officials were operating under a previously signed agreement from approximately five years ago — although he did not know exactly what documents had been signed since.

“We don’t know what agreements are in place and which ones aren’t,” Chief Belain said. “Personally, we’re not, not going to respond.”

By the end of the meeting, selectmen and Mr. Madison were lamenting both the summer business and busyness, discussing a horde of turquoise mopeds that was seen buzzing around lighthouse road earlier in the week.

“Welcome to August,” Ms. Vanderhoop said.