There will be no parking meters in the Tisbury-owned parking lot on Beach Road this summer.

Instead, a single high-tech kiosk will do the job of permitting motorists to park there.

After recommending meters in early January, the town’s short-term parking task force switched its support to the kiosk, town selectman Jeff Kristal said last week.

The system is the same as that in use at the town’s park and ride lot at the end of High Point Lane, Mr. Kristal said.

Mr. Kristal and town administrator Jay Grande said they are reviewing what funding may already be available for the kiosk from spending articles approved at past town meetings.

Also at their meeting, selectmen chose not to reopen Lambert’s Cove Road until a guard rail is installed following the completion of work to replace the Smith Brook culvert.

Public works director Kirk Metell said the new culvert is in place and carrying water beneath the roadway, where sinkholes and a washout developed after heavy rains in mid-December.

Contractors are now replacing the culvert headwall. Mr. Metell said there would be a one-week lag time between when the headwall is finished and when a new guardrail will be in place, around Feb. 14.

While cars — though not heavy trucks — could drive on the road during the week before the guardrail is installed, Mr. Metell said, motorists risk a drop of about 10 feet if they veer off the pavement.

Tisbury fire chief John Schilling said in case of emergencies on the up-Island side of the road closure, the West Tisbury fire department and Tri-Town Ambulance have agreed to act as first responders until the road is reopened.

In other business, visiting Steamship Authority officials informed selectmen about two new advisory committees the boat line is establishing, both calling for representatives from the town.

The first group, dubbed the long-range transportation task force, will be composed largely of Martha’s Vineyard representatives and hold most of its meetings on the Island.

The task force would have two members appointed by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, two selected by the Dukes County Commission and two each from the towns of Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, Falmouth and New Bedford.

The second committee is a working group that will focus on traffic in the Woods Hole terminal area.

This group will have two SSA representatives, two from Falmouth and one each from the other port towns, and will hold its meetings in Falmouth. Selectmen granted a permanent deed restriction for 103 Tashmoo avenue that will keep a six-unit property, owned by the Harbor Homes housing access group, affordable in perpetuity.

They also agreed to write a letter of support for Ralph Packer’s request to the state Coastal Zone Management agency to begin the process of seeking designated port area status for his properties at 188 and 190 Beach Road.