West Tisbury selectmen on Wednesday reiterated their commitment to keeping the town trash and recycling dropoff open, pledging to meet with the regional refuse district in hopes of resolving its fate before town meeting in April.

“It’s really more than a dropoff, it’s a little community gathering place,” said selectman Cynthia Mitchell. “The Dumptique is there.”

The potential closure of the town dump surfaced in December when board of health member Erik Lowe told selectmen the facility needed $110,000 in repairs to a retaining wall and faced other costly work to meet state environmental standards.

Estimated costs have since been reduced to $55,000, but it is unclear whether the refuse district that is in charge of the facility is willing to spend that amount or simply close the West Tisbury dropoff, centralizing all garbage disposal in Edgartown.

“The question was, would the local dropoff stay open or close,” said town administrator Jennifer Rand. “As you can imagine, that has generated a lot of buzz.”

Selectmen had tentatively planned to put an article on the town meeting warrant asking voters to approve the costs of making the needed capital improvements to the dropoff.

But Ms. Rand said this week the issue was a bit more complicated.

Under the town’s current agreements with the refuse district, she said the district could simply opt to close the facility regardless of who paid for the repairs.

“By these agreements, there is nothing that says they cannot,” Ms. Rand said.

Because the current lease and agreement are out of date, she said it would be possible to forge a new agreement that would return control of the dropoff, and the responsibility of capital expenses, to the town.

Ms. Rand suggested putting the funds out for voter approval, while working toward a new agreement with the refuse district.

“It’s not complicated what we want . . . I think it’s not complicated that the district would like to be relieved of this responsibility,” she said, adding: “Now is the time to make it quite clear what everybody wants.”

The town administrator said she would begin crafting the wording for a warrant article and would ask members of the regional refuse district to attend a selectmen’s meeting in the near future to resolve the new agreement.

In other business, selectmen unanimously approved a set of “brew hikes,” hosted by the Trustees of Reservations at Long Point Wildlife Refuge. Selectman Skipper Manter said he was hesitant to approve the event, citing zoning laws that prohibit the sale of alcohol in the town. Trustees spokesman Shannon Hurley said the organization doesn’t sell beer; it comes with the ticket sale. The event has been approved in the past.

Selectmen also appointed David Bouck to the Mill Brook watershed management committee, which now stands at eight members.