West Tisbury selectmen voted Wednesday to call a special town meeting for Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Oak Bluffs Tabernacle, where the annual town meeting took place in June.

Next week selectmen will finalize the warrant and vote to reduce the quorum to 30 voters, town administrator Jennifer Rand said.

Finance committee chairman Greg Orcutt said his board has reviewed the warrant articles and will give them a last once-over on Sept. 8. Ms. Rand said no further articles would be accepted, unless they urgently relate to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Isn’t there the possibility of budget revisions, particularly from the school district?” asked finance committee member Doug Ruskin.

“At this point, they’re not asking for any additional money from the towns,” said selectman Skipper Manter, who serves on the up-Island regional school and regional high school district committees.

The finance committee met jointly with selectmen at the start of Wednesday afternoon’s meeting to appoint Doug Finn to replace Jane Dreeben until next year’s election.

West Tisbury emergency manager Russ Hartenstine will continue working full-time through the end of the year, following the board’s vote to continue funding his expanded position with federal CARES Act money.

“We’re not done with Russ yet,” Ms. Rand said.

Questioned by Mr. Manter whether a 40-hour emergency management position was necessary for a town the size of West Tisbury, Mr. Hartenstine noted that he is also working with three other towns as well as coordinating shelter planning.

“Emergency management is Islandwide,” Mr. Hartenstine said.

Ms. Rand added that as Mr. Hartenstine’s additional hours are funded by the CARES Act, there is no need for West Tisbury to offset them with contributions from the other towns’ CARES Act funding.

“The CARES money is the CARES money,” she said.

Also Wednesday, the board heard a report from Complete Streets committee member Berta Geller on a proposed bus stop on State Road at Scotchman’s Bridge Lane, with a crosswalk to the Panhandle Road side of the street to make it easier for disembarking passengers to reach the farmers market at the Agricultural Society.

To pay for the work, Ms. Geller said, the committee would apply to the state Complete Streets funding program.

Ms. Rand issued a mea culpa for the town’s failure to respond to a 2019 public records request that went unaddressed due to human error.

“We collectively take responsibility,” Ms. Rand said. “It’s not how we normally operate.” Such requests are generally fulfilled within 10 days, she said.

Town hall is fast-tracking the resurfaced request and will not charge for the documents, which cover a year’s worth of records from the building inspector’s department, Ms. Rand said.

The purpose for the request from Marcia Rock is unknown. “They don’t have to say why they want it,” Ms. Rand said.