Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC)

MVC Requests Meeting With Keating, Markey and Warren

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s climate action task force has sent a letter to the Vineyard’s congressional representatives, requesting a meeting to discuss the Island’s inclusion in a future federal infrastructure bill.

Joan Malkin Chosen as Commission Chairman

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission selected Chilmark representative Joan Malkin to be its new chairman at its meeting Thursday.
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MVC Receives Grant to Develop Wildfire Preparedness Plan

With significant drought conditions still desiccating the region and the state forest without a full time superintendent, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission has received approximately $25,000 in state and federal money to develop a first-of-its-kind wildfire preparedness plan for the Island.

Commission Installs First Ever Permeable Reactive Barrier on Lagoon Pond

Last week, the Martha's Vineyard Commission installed a first-of-its-kind permeable reactive barrier at the base of Lagoon Pond in Vineyard Haven. The project is more than 18 months in the making.

Commission Continues Exhaustive Review of Its DRI Checklist

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission trudged through a review of its development of regional impact (DRI) checklist Thursday night, green-lighting in concept many changes.

MVC Readies Permeable Barrier Project

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission will install a barrier along the shore of the Lagoon Pond.

Meetinghouse Place Hearing Continues

A long-running land-use review of a controversial subdivision planned for off Meetinghouse Way in Edgartown continues.

New Hearing Set for Meetinghouse Place

Four redesigns later, the slightly-altered 54-acre Meeting House Place subdivision plan is set go before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission.

MVC Wrangles With Future of Historic Caleb Prouty House

Stop & Shop wants to move it. The Tisbury Historic District wants to save it. The Martha’s Vineyard Commission doesn’t fully know what it wants to do with it.

Coastal Ponds on the Brink, MVC Report Finds

Martha’s Vineyard’s 13 coastal ponds are unique, globally rare estuarine ecosystems that dot the edges of Island.