Repairs to Owen Park and lighting upgrades at Katharine Cornell Theatre were added to Tisbury’s initial list of Community Preservation Act projects after Tuesday’s board of selectmen meeting, thanks to input from residents.

The deadline for funding proposals is Oct. 22.

Paul Doherty appeared before the board to ask for help fixing up Owen Park. An abutter to the park, Mr. Doherty said that it had fallen into disrepair. He said he was meeting with department of public works officials to further address the problem, and had gathered a group of residents together who were interested in doing cleanup work at the park.

“It could be a jewel. It’s the entry point to Vineyard Haven, and what are we saying when we leave it in this degraded condition?” he said.

Selectman Tristan Israel recommended that the DPW or the selectmen put forth a proposal to repair the bandstand using community preservation money.

Selectman Melinda Loberg said she was excited about the idea.

“It is one of the few open spaces we have in Tisbury,” she said. “There are plenty of things that could be done to that park that an interested group of citizens could come up with, and I will join that group.”

The board also voted to support a community preservation proposal from Ralph Friedman, who is seeking funding to upgrade the lighting equipment in the Katharine Cornell Theatre.

“The equipment in this theatre is over 50 years old; most of it doesn’t work,” Mr. Friedman said. He said he had also submitted a grant proposal to the Farm Neck Foundation. The total cost of the project would be between $10,000 and $50,000, depending on the type of equipment and whether the overall electrical system in the building would be upgraded.

In other business, the board voted to move forward with an engineering study for dredge work at the Spring Pond. The study will also be financed by community preservation funds. They also appointed Nancy Gilfoy to the finance committee.

As has been the case for the past three years, William street will be closed for a portion of Halloween to allow for safe trick-or-treating. William street is a popular destination for Tisbury kids as well as children from other towns. This year, there will also be a Halloween party from 5 to 9 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Church. Police chief Dan Hanavan said that to allow for access to the party, Franklin street will be closed at Clough street.

Spring street will close at Look street, and streets leading to William from Main (Center, Church and Colonial) will also be closed. The roads will all be closed from 5 to 10 p.m.

Because of Election Day and Veterans Day, selectmen will not meet again until Nov. 18. The town’s tax rate classification hearing is scheduled to take place during that meeting.