Tisbury is moving ahead with plans to lower the speed limit on Skiff avenue, after neighborhood residents petitioned town government saying the current 30 mile per hour limit is too high.

Police chief Mark Saloio told the select board Tuesday that the state Department of Transportation will allow the town to define the steep and curving road as a safety zone, once a licensed engineer has certified that it qualifies for the designation.

“We’re going to propose 20 miles an hour,” Chief Saloio said.

Public works director Kirk Metell said he expects the road will meet the state’s definition of a safety zone, because it has blind driveways, sharp curves and on-street parking and is also a bicycle route.

Board member Jeff Kristal said the speed limit needs to be lowered soon, as the state begins work on Beach Road this fall.

“With three years of construction on Beach Road, we know people are going to be using Skiff avenue as a cut-through,” Mr. Kristal said.

In other business Tuesday, the board heard a report from Cape Vineyard Electric Compact representative Liz Argo on how the town’s solar energy production has fared over the past year.

“The Tisbury landfill is performing better than expected,” Ms. Argo said of the town’s solar array, which went online in late August of 2017.

She said the solar array has always produced more energy than the amount guaranteed by its developers, who are required to make up any shortfall annually.

“Now that we’re in year five, you can see you outperformed your guarantee by 44 per cent,” she said.

Ms. Argo also said CVEC will no longer will charge the town one-quarter of a cent per kilowatt hour, as it has over the past two years.

For the first two years Tisbury was a member of the compact, the charge — intended to help the compact stay in business as it grew — was one-half a cent per kilowatt hour, she said.

Also Tuesday, selectmen appointed retired Tisbury fire chief John Schilling as the town’s municipal hearing officer and Craig Whitaker to the William street historic district.

A continued hearing on the renewal of the common victualler’s license for Island Fresh on State Road wrapped up quickly after the town administrative assistant told the board that building inspector Ross Seavey had cleared the business for licensing. Selectmen voted unanimously to renew the license.

The board also asked town administrator Jay Grande to work with outdoorsman Nelson Sigelman on a proposal for goose hunting on Lake Tashmoo and Lagoon Pond, where non-migratory geese are depositing fecal matter that fouls the water.

“This is a no-brainer to me. It’s going to help the ponds,” Mr. Kristal said.

— Louisa Hufstader