The bus stop across the road from Alley’s General Store will be slightly relocated for safety reasons, the West Tisbury selectmen agreed this week.
At their meeting Wednesday, the selectmen voted to move the stop about one bus length south on State Road from its present location near the front of Howes House. The move still needs approval from the state highway department.
Selectmen, police chief Dan Rossi, Vineyard Transit Authority representative John Alley and Field Gallery owner Chris Morse met Wednesday afternoon to inspect the new location.
“With a little bit of side-of-the-road work . . . it clears the front of the Field Gallery, has a light at night and there’s a natural place for a bench,” board chairman Cynthia Mitchell said.
Mr. Rossi said the new stop is safer for pedestrians and cars.
There will be no parking from the Field Gallery to the driveway of Howes House and the library.
The selectmen also discussed whether to reduce the speed limit in the town center from 25 to 20 miles per hour, but Mr. Rossi recommended against the change and the selectmen agreed.
Selectmen also selected Scott Ridley of Ridley and Associates to serve as a consultant for a planned photovoltaic array at the old town landfill. Mr. Ridley is based in East Harwich; he will help the town analyze a proposal from the Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative to build the town’s first solar panel system.