Faced with rising legal expenses on more than one front, Aquinnah will hold a special town meeting Tuesday to see if voters will transfer $125,000 into the town’s 2020 legal budget.

The four-article town meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the old town hall off State Road. Longtime moderator Michael Hebert will preside; a quorum of 38 is needed to convene.

The town has been engaged in a years-long legal battle with the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) over the construction of a proposed bingo hall on tribal land within the town. The issue with the tribe is the primary source of the town’s rising legal expenses, although town administrator Jeffrey Madison said at a recent meeting that litigation over ownership of a small Menemsha fishing shack and property off Moshup Trail have also racked up legal bills.

“I expect there will be a full discussion on why we need the money,” Mr. Madison said.

The town recently won a major legal victory after a federal court judge ruled that the tribe would have to obtain local building permits before beginning construction on the facility. But the two sides have engaged in a number of smaller legal skirmishes since, ending with a temporary truce earlier this fall and the tribe filing a notice of appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals on the question of building permits.

Along with town counsel Ron Rappaport, the town has retained the services of the Boston law firm Goodwin to litigate the casino case.

The $125,000 would come from the town’s stabilization account. Because voters already allocated $95,000 for the legal budget at the annual town meeting in April, the transfer would increase the line item to $220,000 for the 2020 fiscal year.

The second article on the warrant asks voters to allocate $8,990 to fund the town’s proportionate share of proposed upgrades to the Dukes County regional emergency communication system.

Article three asks voters to green-light the sale of a landlocked parcel that the town owns at the top of Pancake Hollow Road. The article stipulates that if voters approve, the town cannot sell the property for less than $450,000.

The last article on the warrant asks voters to appropriate money from Community Preservation Act revenues for a trifecta of CPC projects. The first asks for $8,000 for costs associated with rototilling and planting sod in Lighthouse Park. The other two projects involve improvements to the former Manning property just south of the Gay Head Light.

The town bought the .37-acre property in 2014 for $590,000. Although it was used as a staging ground for construction equipment during the Gay Head Light move, the town now has plans to revitalize the buildings. The warrant article requests $20,000 for the installation of composting toilets and $25,000 for costs associated with a master plan to lower, move and regrade one of the homes.