A new human resources department, and a high-level executive position to run it, were among more than 40 warrant articles passed in Tisbury by an overpowering majority at the annual town meeting Tuesday night.

A turnout of 227 voters approved everything on the annual and special town meeting warrants, minus a handful of articles with no-action requests from their sponsors.

Some opposition emerged from time to time, not only to the housing bank article, which passed 205-23, but also to a $50,000 transfer from unreserved funds to the town’s affordable housing trust.

“I fought this for years,” said Trip Barnes, arguing that the trust is overfunded.

“I have no idea what this money . . . is for, and I would vote against it,” Mr. Barnes said.

Town moderator Deborah Medders found the ensuing voice vote too close to call and asked for a standing count, which saw the $50,000 transfer pass 167-59.

Voters had plenty of questions during the course of the nearly four-hour meeting, although town officials did not always have the answers.

Asked to estimate the cost of the new human resources director’s position, town administrator John (Jay) Grande said it was too soon to name a specific range.

“We have not established a price point for this particular position,” Mr. Grande said.

An upcoming management and professional study will guide the town in determining how to compensate the human resources director, he said.

“This is a higher level position and would be in the upper portion of the management scale, [and] I don’t want to commit to an exact dollar amount until the study is concluded,” Mr. Grande said. “We need to evaluate market conditions.”

Both human resources articles passed by voice vote, with scattered nays for the director’s position.

A question about how the costs of regional community projects are apportioned by town also proved to have no ready answer.

“There’s no set formula,” said Abbe Burt, vice-chairman of the town affordable housing committee.

“Most of these are appropriated on the county assessment formula,” Ms. Burt said.

Voter Justin Lucas quizzed Mr. Grande about a $150,000 article for repairs and maintenance to the Vineyard Haven Library’s building envelope, HVAC, electrical, plumbing and wastewater systems.

“Shouldn’t this be covered in all of our . . . regular building maintenance?” Mr. Lucas asked. “How did we get to this point?”

The urgent need for repairs at the library is due to problems throughout the building, which is deteriorating and in need of a major overhaul, Mr Grande said.

“It’s been plagued with issues from the day it opened, and some of those are related to the procurement processes that were undertaken years and years and years ago,” he said.

“There’s been a lot work done on that building over the years, but the tinkering is really not getting the job done,” Mr. Grande said.

Public works director Kirk Metell added that the annual budget for regular maintenance of all the town’s buildings totals $55,000.

“We do the best we can with what we have,” Mr. Metell said.

A far more significant request for the library will appear on a future town meeting warrant, Mr. Grande said.

“We’re coming back with a much larger capital renovation and addition,” he said.

The town election will be held May 24.