Two environmental issues took the floor at an Aquinnah select board meeting Monday night.

The Martha’s Vineyard climate action planning group, organizers working under the umbrella of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission to create a plan for climate resilience on the Island, addressed the board to call for a meeting with town officials.

“Basically we really want the towns to be able to give input and advice before this [climate action plan] gets finalized,” said Meghan Gombos, an Aquinnah resident and consultant for the group.

The group asked town administrator Jeffrey Madison to organize a meeting between climate action plan organizers, town officials and residents, noting that the town is perennially ahead of the game on climate issues.

“Aquinnah always steps up to the plate,” committee member Kathy Newman said.

Mr. Madison said he would follow up with the group to schedule a meeting sometime in late March.

Also Monday, the board acknowledged a petition for a nonbinding vote of opinion on the town election ballot regarding energy company Holtec’s mulling of a plan to dump around a million gallons of radioactive waste into Cape Cod Bay. Mara Duncan addressed the board on the issue, stressing the dangers of dumping such substances into the bay.

“There’s no safe levels for this type of radioactive [materials],” she said.

Board members took no position on the issue, but said the question will appear on the ballot.

— Aidan Pollard