It’s been a banner year for bay scallops in Edgartown, with town selectmen voting this week to allow commercial scalloping on Saturdays through the end of the season.

Shellfish constable Paul Bagnall told selectmen Monday that the shellfish committee voted 2-1 last week in favor of allowing a harvest on Saturdays. One committee member was not vehemently opposed but worried about an increased harvest affecting the price of scallops, Mr. Bagnall said.

He said a fisherman who attended the meeting wanted to fish on Saturdays or to have the daily limit raised by a bushel.

“So the compromise is to go on Saturday,” Mr. Bagnall said. He said the shellfish committee will make a further recommendation to allow another bushel or extend the season if conditions warrant.

Mr. Bagnall said he also recommended allowing a Saturday harvest. He said scallop fishermen are bringing in 10 to 20 limits a day when conditions warrant (the temperature must reach 30 degrees Fahrenheit by noon).

“We had 25 limits today,” the constable told selectmen. With a healthy harvest, he added, the price has gone down.

The commercial scallop season runs until March 31.

In other waterfront news, selectmen are considering relocating the floating docks where people tie up dinghies in summer.

Harbor advisory committee member Scott Morgan said the dinghy dock area, which is now located between the Atlantic Restaurant and Edgartown Yacht Club, grows congested to a nearly dangerous level during the summer with traffic from dinghies, commercial fishermen, and boats coming in and out of the Harborside Inn dock.

“It’s dangerous,” committee member Martin V. (Skip) Tomassian said.

The committee has proposed relocating the dock to the south side of Memorial Wharf from mid-June to mid-September. Three commercial fishing boats currently tie up there and would have to move.

“They’ll still have their parking passes at Memorial Wharf, be able to load and unload at the foot of Main street,” Mr. Morgan said. “We’re trying to alleviate the problem . . . they’re not going to happy about it.”

Selectmen said they were agreeable to the solution. A public hearing about the proposal will be scheduled for sometime in the spring.

In other business, selectman and board chairman Arthur Smadbeck responded to a recent letter from the Edgartown patrolmen’s union about the police chief hiring process.

The letter was presented to the board two weeks ago. The town has hired an outside firm to work with a town committee to find a new chief.

The union letter laid out concerns about former chief David Rossi serving on the search committee amid concerns about possible bias, suggesting Oak Bluffs police chief Erik Blake could serve in his place. Patrolmen also requested having a member of the union on the committee.

Mr. Smadbeck said he was not in favor of either suggestion. He said Mr. Rossi has been unbiased in the past, including during union negotiations, and formerly served as president of the patrolmen’s union. “I think it would be very hard to find somebody more objective than David, who also knows what’s going on inside the department,” Mr. Smadbeck said. “I’m not in favor of changing that.”

He said the union has approached him before about sitting on the committee. “I still feel no,” he said. “If they want to bargain that at the next contract, we’ll put that on the bargaining table.”

Selectmen agreed to a final request from the patrolmen, who wanted to meet with the final candidates in the group form.

Mr. Smadbeck also addressed an email selectmen received requesting more information about the three firms that submitted proposals to lead the police chief search. He said copies of all three proposals are available at the selectmen’s office.