The Chilmark select board made a number of appointments at its meeting this week, including a new board of health inspector and select board chair.

Bill Rossi will succeed Jim Malkin as board chair, and Ann McCaffrey was unanimously voted in as board of health inspector and administrator, a position held for the last 16 years by Marina Lent, who is now moving to a public health position in Aquinnah.

“I think we will be well served by Anna,” said select board member Warren Doty, who oversaw the interview process.

The board also appointed Rob Hannemann, chair of the town energy committee, to the MVC Climate Action Task Force’s Eversource working group, which will work with the company on grid infrastructure upgrades on-Island. The appointment was made at the request of MVC energy planner Kate Warner.

The affordable housing project at Peaked Hill Pastures was also on the agenda with Andrew Goldman, chair of the Peaked Hill Pasture RFP committee, discussing modifications made to the project’s concept plan. The project was approved at town meeting this year, with a mandate to plan four owned and 10 rental units of affordable housing to be developed on 16 acres of town land.

“The concept plan was not able to be accomplished under current zoning,” said Mr. Goldman, who explained that a town zoning bylaw necessitated scaling the project back to nine rental units.

The RFP committee also drafted a series of questions for town council and a framework for development.

Following the presentation, the select board unanimously approved the town counsel request and development changes, which board member Jim Malkin described as “solid and thoughtful.”

In other business, the board approved a plan for a Menemsha beach dune restoration which was awarded a $205,937 grant from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management on Sept. 20. The plan was developed in collaboration with town conservation agent Kara Shemeth and the Woods Hole Group, represented at the meeting by Tara Marden. Chilmark is obligated to contribute 1,000 yards of clean sand to the dunes from an upcoming harbor dredge. 

The board also voted to approve a permit to install an EV charging station at the Chilmark School, which will be partially funded by a state grant.