Tisbury took another step Tuesday toward becoming the first town on Martha’s Vineyard with metered parking.

“We’re very much in support of purchasing parking meters for the former fire station lot,” police chief Mark Saloio told selectmen at their first regular meeting of the new year.

The town has been leasing out annual parking spaces at the property on Beach Road since 2013, the year the old fire station was demolished.

“There has been interest for several years in making that accessible to the public,” said Cheryl Doble, who serves on a town parking task force with Chief Saloio.

According to the task force, the lot could accommodate at least 24 and possibly up to 30 metered spots.

The time limits could be programmed with the seasons, Ms. Doble said.

The task force is considering a summer rate of $2 an hour and a four-hour time limit between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., with evening parking free and overnight parking prohibited.

“In the off-season those rates could change and the use and timing could change,” Ms. Doble said. “You might be able to allow overnight parking for people who are going off on the ferry.”

Mr. Saloio said from a parking enforcement standpoint, he prefers meters over kiosks or mobile applications.

“It is so simple, but effective,” he said. “A blinking red light, you know that somebody’s overparked. A blinking green light, you know that they’re not overparked.”

The task force is proposing that town meters accept credit cards or debit cards only, Mr. Saloio said.

The meters cost about $1,000 each, said selectman Jeff Kristal, who also sits on the task force.

“According to the one firm that we spoke with, these are used in a lot of seaside areas of New Hampshire and they actually blew their [revenue] estimates out,” Mr. Kristal said.

In addition to providing the town with income, the meters would ease traffic from drivers seeking parking on Water street, and encourage more people to visit Vineyard Haven, Ms. Doble said.

“You have turnover. People aren’t there all day. You have a flow and an availability,” she said.

Some landscaping would be added along the lot’s Beach Road and Veterans Memorial Park perimeters, Ms. Doble said.

Selectmen agreed to place the metering on an upcoming agenda.