If the Oak Bluffs fireworks display is ever to return, it will be the town’s responsibility to make it happen, the select board determined Tuesday.

The popular late-August event, which has been on hold for the past two summers due to Covid-19, traditionally has been sponsored and produced by volunteers from the fire department’s civic association.

But according to select board members who have been meeting with the civic association, the volunteer group no longer wishes to shoulder the annual burden of producing and staffing the fireworks show, which draws revelers from all over the Island for a seasonal last hurrah.

“We’re grateful for their time,” said board chairman Brian Packish, who with board member Ryan Ruley has discussed the fireworks with civic association members in recent weeks.

“If this is an event the town wants to continue, we’ll have to do it differently than in the past,” Mr. Packish said.

While expressing concern about the costs of staffing the event, board members agreed the event is worth preserving.

“I don’t see what other choice we have. It’s the fireworks,” Emma Green-Beach said.

“We’re going to give it a shot,” Jason Balboni said. “We’re ging to do whatever we can do — whatever it takes.”

Edgartown’s annual Independence Day fireworks display costs about $50,000, Oak Bluffs town administrator Deborah Potter told the board.

That funding likely will be harder to come by in Oak Bluffs, parks committee chairman Amy Billings said.

“It’s a different world [in] Edgartown,” Ms. Billings said. “Oak Bluffs just doesn’t get that kind of donations, unfortunately . . . People don’t even carry cash to the park the night of the fireworks any more.”

Mr. Packish said the civic association’s fireworks contractor will honor an outstanding $8,000 deposit for the canceled 2020 display, leaving — if Edgartown is the model — some $42,000 to raise.

“We’ve got to get moving,” Mr. Ruley said.

The board voted create a fireworks committee with an initial membership of 11: two from the select board, two members of the public and representatives from the civic association, the Oak Bluffs Association, the town finance committee and police, fire, highway and parks departments.

The committee can be enlarged as the event approaches, Mr. Packish said.

“Anyone that wants in and is ready to do the work, I think we should welcome,” he said.

Ms. Green-Beach and Gail Barmakian volunteered to represent the select board on the new committee and Ms. Potter was asked to advertise for members of the public who wish to join.

In other business Tuesday, the board discussed raising parking ticket fees, which are currently $20 to $25 for most violations, $50 for parking on beaches and $100 for unpermitted use of handicapped spaces.

Ms. Billings asked that parks be added to beaches as areas where parking violations may be ticketed.

Mr. Packish said the beach parking fee doesn’t appear to be high enough to discourage scofflaws.

“I’ve noticed a ton of RVs .. .spending the night [from] the Inkwell all the way along State Beach,” he said.

The board agreed to bring the proposed changes to police chief Erik Blake for review.

Also Tuesday, the board heard from the new owners of the Offshore Ale Company and Ocean avenue neighbors of the Kennebec avenue brew pub regarding the company’s application for an entertainment license.

Bill and Sue Honeycutt’s initial application, which requested amplified music after dinner hours and outdoor entertainment on the patio, would bring too much noise to the neighborhood for too many hours a day, seasonal abutters said.

“That’s going to reverberate through my house,” said Tim Donahue, whose property backs up to the ale house. “I’m very concerned about the scope of the application.”

Neighbors Rebecca Perry and Sheila Harding both expressed objections to noise from the establishment’s non-musical operations.

“My big concern is more around the recycling which goes out at the end of the night,” Ms. Perry said. “The glass is just incredibly loud and jarring if you’ve already gone to sleep.”

Ms. Harding said her house is near a new whiskey bar that is also adding to the din.

“It gets very noisy at night when cleanup happens, so if there’s some way to mitigate that, it would be really helpful,” she said.

Mr. Honeycutt was sympathetic to the issues raised. “I understand about the crashing liquor bottles — I cringe when I hear that. We can work to address that,” he said.

He invited the neighbors to meet with him and his wife for coffee.

“We don’t want to disrupt our neighbors. We want to be an asset to the community,” he said.

The Honeycutts agreed to revise their entertainment license application and re-submit it.

Oak Bluffs library director Allyson Malik announced that the library will be open at 8 a.m. Wednesdays from November through February, with coffee donated by Tony’s Market.

Later in the meeting, Mr. Packish noted that the library had been the scene of multiple police calls recently, and that the town may need to change how the property is managed.

“We’re probably going to take some steps and make some adjustments,” he said, without elaborating.