Recreational scalloping in Tisbury begins Oct. 19 in Vineyard Haven Harbor, outside Lagoon Pond and outside Tashmoo Pond, followed Oct. 21 by the start .

Tisbury’s side of Lagoon Pond opens for recreational scalloping Nov. 2.

That’s a Saturday with a morning low tide, shellfish constable Danielle Ewart told Tisbury selectmen as they reviewed her proposed season schedule during their regular public meeting Tuesday afternoon.

“I tried to make sure it was favorable for dip nettters,” Ms. Ewart said.

Commercial scalloping in Tisbury’s side of Lagoon Pond begins Nov. 4.

Lake Tashmoo, where dragging is prohibited, opens to recreational scalloping Nov. 30 and to commercial shellfishermen Dec. 2 under Ms. Ewart’s plan, which selectmen approved unanimously.

In other business Tuesday, selectmen James Rogers, Melinda Loberg and Jeff Kristal approved the appointment of Edward St. Pierre as the town’s newest police officer.

Tisbury police chief Mark Saloio introduced Mr. St. Pierre as the top choice after a months-long hiring process in which candidates faced multiple interviews and a comprehensive background investigation to vie for the position.

A 2018 police academy graduate, Mr. St. Pierre previously was a businessman with his own company, Chief Saloio told selectmen.

“We have a very young police department, in many respects, right now,” the chief said. “With (Mr. St. Pierre’s) life experience, I think it’s a very good fit.”

Mr. St. Pierre will move from Shrewsbury to Edgartown, where he has obtained housing, and start his new job Oct. 21.

Finance director John Snyder reported to selectmen that Tisbury’s financial condition is “pretty healthy, but we do have some significant challenges.”

Mr. Snyder warned of major tax increases to come, first to pay — “it’s hard to say how much,” he said — for making the lead-tainted Tisbury School safe, and then for the town’s share of needed renovations at the regional high school.

“The timing is very uncertain, because the six towns can’t get together,” he said.

At Mr. Snyder’s request, selectmen agreed to send a letter inviting consultants from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue’s Division of Local Services to conduct a review of town financial operations next spring.

“They would look for best practices, ways to improve what we’re doing, efficiencies,” Mr. Snyder said. “They’d be reviewing documentation, systems — the whole works.

“It was last done in Tisbury in 1991, and I think it’s time we did it again.”