Harbor revenues were up this summer in Menemsha, earning praise from the Chilmark selectmen for harbor master Ryan Rossi, who just finished his first season on the job.

From April through September last year total harbor revenues were $143,000; this year the number jumped to $254,000, Mr. Rossi told selectmen.

He credited the increase to Dockwa, a new system for booking advance mooring reservations in the harbor launched this year. Mr. Rossi said the system made it easier for transient boaters to tie up and also increased the harbor’s exposure among boaters.

He estimated that half the transient boats that visited this year were in Menemsha for the first time.

“We didn’t increase our availability. . . and we didn’t take in more boats than our harbor can handle,” the harbor master said. “All we did is fill what was available.”

Transient boat docks close on Oct. 16.

Looking ahead to the off season, Mr. Rossi outlined plans for routine maintenance, including replacing the freshwater line on the west side of the harbor and the decking on the transient yacht dock. Piling maintenance and dredging are planned for early spring.

In other waterfront business, selectmen approved dates for recreational bay scalloping, but the commercial dates are still undecided.

The recreational season opened Oct. 1.

Shellfish constable Isaiah Scheffer and the shellfish committee have recommended Dec. 2 as a start date for the commercial season. Selectman Warren Doty said the late start date is because the committee is not expecting a strong year for scalloping and wants to allow more time for growth in scallops.

But selectman James Malkin asked to reconsider, saying he had heard from a longtime scalloper who relies on the income.

The board agreed to met with the scalloper and take up the question at their next meeting in two weeks.

The shellfish constable was unavailable because had run off to Cuttyhunk to get married, selectmen said.

The board also announced a vacancy on the planning board following the resignation of John Eisner, who had moved to West Tisbury.

They are also seeking a part-time administrative assistant at the town hall.

A special town meeting is set for Oct. 28.