Summer crowds descended on Chilmark over the Fourth of July, but selectmen were pleased to learn this week that all went smoothly.

“The harbor was full for the weekend. We had every slip and every mooring rented,” harbor master Ryan Rossi told selectmen at their meeting Tuesday. “We had an influx of people . . . the majority of which were following our social distancing guidelines.”

The town had prepared for the influx, especially at Menemsha, by limiting parking, posting new signs and raising the possibility of beach closures at sunset if health and safety concerns dictated.

But in the end drastic measures were not needed.

Police chief Jonathan Klaren said the Thursday before the holiday saw a crush of people, but then things settled down.

“Menemsha was downright awful Thursday. It became a little concerning . . . if that was a precursor to the weekend, it was going to be a long weekend,” Chief Klaren said. “[But] as the weekend went on, Menemsha really came around.”

Minor incidents included two boats running aground in the pond. And Lucy Vincent Beach hit its reduced capacity, forcing beach managers to turn people away.

“It certainly wasn’t anything that was unmanageable,” Chief Klaren said.

Selectmen lauded the efforts.

But there was new concern about an increase in tour and charter buses circling Menemsha. The state’s phase three reopening plan, which began Monday, allows small tour buses to begin operating too.

Selectman Jim Malkin said he had received complaints that the vans were causing more congestion around The Galley and in the beachfront parking lot.

“We did our calculations assuming four people per car,” Mr. Malkin said, referring to the town plan to manage traffic and enforce safety guidelines in Menemsha. “When we bring in these vans and large buses, that throws the calculations off.”

He continued: “Should we, or is there a way to simply restrict the vans and buses given our pandemic situation?”

Town administrator Tim Carroll said current regulations allow buses to pass through Menemsha provided they have a permit or are a charter. Buses are not allowed to go past the Galley or park at the public restrooms.

Selectmen decided to write a letter to the bus companies reminding them of the current regulations. They added that there could be additional regulations for buses this year due to the pandemic.

“We want the drivers to cooperate with our needs,” said selectman Warren Doty. “If they cooperate, we will cooperate with them. If they want to be difficult, we will be difficult.”