The future of food trucks in West Tisbury should be decided by voters, town officials said at Wednesday’s selectmen’s meeting on Zoom.

Town bylaws banning fast food are currently prohibiting food trucks as well, said Bea Phear, one of several planning board members who attended the meeting to request that selectmen act to allow the mobile eateries.

“Joe [building and zoning inspector Joseph K. Tierney Jr.] is making the determination that food trucks are fast food,” Ms. Phear said.

But town administrator Jen Rand and selectman Skipper Manter said instead of overruling Mr. Tierney, selectmen should bring the question to town meeting as a proposed bylaw change.

“I don’t think we have any right or business overruling the zoning inspector,” Mr. Manter said.

“Let’s just define it and get it zoned properly at the next town meeting,” Ms. Rand said.

Selectmen agreed to work with the zoning board of appeals and board of health to update the bylaw before bringing it before the public.

“There would need to be hearings about the change in language,” selectman and board chairman Cynthia Mitchell said.

Planning board members said the topic of food trucks arose with a recent overture from a Tisbury restaurant.

“It was a very preliminary inquiry,” planning board member Leah Smith said.

Associate planning board member Amy Upton recalled when an Island chef’s food truck regularly served families at youth sports games in West Tisbury.

“Having had the experience of a parent at soccer games where Josh Aronie had his food truck, for what I want to say was a solid couple of seasons, it was wonderful,” Ms. Upton said.

“This all stemmed, I suspect, from the soccer truck,” Ms. Rand said of the planning board request. “Everybody wanted it . . . I think Joe agreed it would be awesome. He just didn’t see a way to permit it.”

In other business, selectmen heard from finance director Bruce Stone that the town is being reimbursed with federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security) Act and FEMA funding for losses due to Covid-19.

“Between those two funding sources, we are going to cover all our expenses from Covid,” Mr. Stone said, estimating a total pandemic bill of about $290,000 through the end of the year.

In more good news for town finances, West Tisbury’s free cash, presently $572,124, is on par with recent years, selectmen said.

“From a fiscal standpoint, we’re in fairly good shape,” Mr. Manter said.

“Business as usual,” Ms. Mitchell said.

“Which we were not expecting,” Mr. Manter added.

Also Tuesday, selectmen appointed six people to the town’s new diversity committee: health agent Omar Johnson, police chief Matt Mincone and residents Terry Kriedman, Whit Griswold, Susanna Sturgis and Loren Ghiglione.

The town is still looking for a clergy member and an attorney to round out the committee, Ms. Rand said.

Selectmen confirmed that West Tisbury will not hold its annual holiday party this year, and backed Ms. Rand’s proposal to organize public presentations of the proposed shared use path in North Tisbury.

“I think it would be a great thing to move forward on,” Ms. Mitchell said.