Edgartown transferred the Kelley House hotel's innholders license and has set a public hearing date for a new liquor license after the hotel changed owners late last week.

The new owners, a Boston-based private equity firm called Blue Flag Partners, purchased the property for $19.6 million on Oct. 1. The hotel will be operated by Life House, a hotel management company with properties on Nantucket and in Florida.

Previous owners surrendered the hotel’s liquor license to the town on Sept. 30 in anticipation of the sale.

At the Edgartown selectmen’s meeting Monday, the board voted unanimously to accept the surrendered license and to approve a change in the hotel’s innholder’s license. Evan Bailey, an executive vice president with Life House, was named as the new manager on the innholder changeover.

Selectmen also set Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. as the date for a public hearing on the transferred liquor license. Along with the hotel, the Kelley House operates a pub-style restaurant called The Newes From America and the Wave Bar.

The Newes will operate without a liquor license until the Oct. 20 hearing. The Wave Bar has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic.

In other business, selectmen appointed Jack Ensor to the town’s energy committee. Chairman of the committee Alan Strahler said Mr. Ensor, who also serves on the airport commission, has a long history in the telecommunications industry.

Town administrator James Hagerty offered Mr. Ensor a “vote of confidence” at the meeting, saying that he worked with Mr. Ensor on requests for proposals for additional solar fields in the town.

“He’s without question value added to the energy committee,” Mr. Hagerty said.

The town also accepted two larger donations for the council on aging; $5,000 from the permanent endowment, $1,000 from Ned and Louise Brooks.

Selectmen also approved the November election warrant, and approved permits to block two different public ways; one at 12 North Summer street and the other at 31 Pinehurst Road.