Aquinnah voters will wrap up the political season on the Vineyard this week when they gather for their annual town meeting and election, deciding on an array of spending measures, including two budget overrides and a package of cutting-edge alternative energy initiatives.

The annual town meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the old town hall. There are 29 articles on the warrant. Longtime moderator Michael Hebert will preside. The town election is Thursday, with polls open at the town hall from noon to 8 p.m.

The smallest town on the Island will also be nearly the last town to weigh in on the proposal to create a Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank, with questions on both the town meeting floor and in the ballot box. To date the housing bank question has swept all towns with resounding approval.

“I would expect that Aquinnah would follow the Island trend,” town administrator Jeffrey Madison said this week in an interview with the Gazette and review of the warrant.

Tisbury voters will take up the housing bank question at their annual town election May 24. (The question passed overwhelmingly on the town meeting floor in April.)

In Aquinnah Tuesday, voters will be asked to approve a $5.8 million town budget, a 3.5 per cent increase over the 2022 fiscal year.

Voters will be asked to appropriate $200,000 for design and engineering work for renovations to the town hall and also the comfort station at the Circle. The spending will also need approval in the ballot box to exempt it from the provisions of Proposition 2 1/2.

“Principally, the override will fund the cost of some municipal improvements that are long overdue here,” town administrator Jeffrey Madison said.

Mr. Madison said the town hall is in a state of disrepair, with shingles falling off the building, windows that won’t open and in need of new paint.

“The buildings are in a really sad state of affairs here,” he said.

Voters will also be asked to spend $26,000 to install parking voucher dispenser in the municipal lot near Moshup Beach. The article also has a companion override question on the ballot. “The parking voucher system that will be implemented . . . is an attempt to respond to the fact that we’ve been unable to get parking attendants,” Mr. Madison explained. He said the two overrides reflect a stagnation in property taxes collected by the town, resulting from a lack of growth. “There’s no growth in taxable properties here, so it’s difficult to fund municipal services,” the town administrator said.

A detailed package of three articles would launch the first steps toward establishing two new town bylaws aimed at reducing the use of fossil fuels in building projects.

One bylaw would require that any new construction or substantial renovation use electric heating, cooling and hot water systems. The other would require that new construction and substantial renovation include wiring for an electric car charger.

A third article authorizes the selectmen to file a home rule petition with the state legislature to set the bylaw process in motion.

West Tisbury adopted a nearly identical package of articles at its town meeting last month. Both initiatives were crafted by the Aquinnah energy committee and its chairman William Lake.

“Aquinnah has a very active climate energy committee and they requested that the articles be put before the voters,” Mr. Madison said.

Speaking to the Gazette by phone this week, Mr. Lake described the electrification bylaws in more detail.

He said the idea for the bylaws came about a year and a half ago. Seven other Massachusetts towns have approved similar initiatives, providing a model for West Tisbury and Aquinnah, Mr. Lake said.

He said the bylaws only apply to new buildings and building renovations that affect more than 50 per cent of a floor plan.

“So if you’re just remodeling a kitchen or a bedroom or something, it wouldn’t [apply],” he explained.

The bylaw that would require the installation of electric car chargers was an add-on that is specific to the Vineyard.

“The expectation is Islanders will probably do most of their charging at home,” Mr. Lake said.

And while only Aquinnah and West Tisbury are the only Island towns to consider the bylaws to date, Mr. Lake said the Island sustainable energy committee is exploring similar measures for other towns.

“We feel there’s some real urgency to acting and we think these are two things we can act on now,” he concluded.

In other business Tuesday, voters will be asked to approve a variety of shared regional spending items ranging from a new roof at the Oak Bluffs Tabernacle to a new emergency generator for the Chilmark School.

A project to build four affordable rental units behind the town hall will see more progress if voters allow the town to borrow $400,000 to pay for design and construction work.

The last article on the warrant seeks $6,000 to purchase an electronic voting system for town meetings, but it will not affect voting in town elections, which will still be counted by hand with ballots cast in an antique wooden box.

In the town election Thursday there are two contested races.

In a three-way contest for two three-year seats on the planning board, Isaac Taylor, incumbent James Mahoney and Heidi Vanderhoop are running.

And incumbent board of health member Gerald is being challenged by James Glavin.

Incumbent select board member Gary Haley is running unopposed.

Voters will decide on four ballot questions:

• To allow the town to assess an additional $200,000 in property taxes for improvements at the town hall and the Aquinnah Circle comfort stations.

• To allow the town to assess an additional $26,000 in property taxes to pay for parking voucher dispensers at the municipal lot near Moshup Beach.

• To petition state officials to prevent Holtec from dumping radioactive water in Cape Cod Bay.

• To petition the state legislature for permission to create a Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank.

Updated from an earlier version which reported incorrectly that the proposed electronic voting system for town meetings would replace the wooden ballot box in town elections.