The Dukes County commission awarded a contract for indexing land records, voted to raise the pride flag and adopted and precautionary Covid measures at a meeting Wednesday evening.

The contract signed with Avenu Insights and Analytics will allow the indexing of some 65,000 handwritten land records. At $1.97 per record, the contract is capped $130,000.

Commissioners also voted to raise the pride flag for the month of June outside the Edgartown courthouse. The flag was raised on Wednesday, the start of pride month.

At the request of county employees concerned about the spread of Covid, commissioners agreed to reduce the number of people allowed in the county administration building conference room to five. Additional signs will go up indicating masks are required in county buildings, and masks will be provided for the public.

In an update on the $3.3 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding, county manager Martina Thornton said applications have been sent to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission and Martha’s Vineyard Airport, responding to their requests for wastewater funding.

The commission is seeking $475,000 for a nitrogen-reducing septic pilot program.

The airport has requested $1.5 million to put toward a planned $6.8 million wastewater upgrade project.

If both those projects receive funding, about $1 million in ARPA funding will remain in the county’s hands. Commissioner John Cahill said more information about where the status of that funding would be available by the end of the month.

The county currently has half the $3.3 million in hand. County treasurer Ann Metcalf said the other half is expected in the fall.

— Aidan Pollard