West Tisbury voters will decide on a $300,000 general override to offset the town’s $20 million budget, when the annual town meeting and special election are held next week.

The town meeting is Tuesday, held again this year at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs. A special town election to decide the $300,000 override question is Thursday, May 22.

The annual meeting begins at 5 p.m., preceded by a brief special town meeting at 4:50 p.m. Moderator Dan Waters will preside. The quorum has been reduced to 30 voters.

As in other towns, added spending is the general theme this year as elected leaders and administrators play catchup after last year’s pared-down budgets during the height of the pandemic.

At the outset, a single-article special town meeting warrant asks voters to formally change the name board of selectmen to select board.

There are 48 articles on the annual warrant, many of them requests for shared spending on regional services, including schools and Dukes County-administered programs such as the Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living and the regional housing authority.

One article that has already generated some debate calls for designating a piece of town-owned land off Lambert’s Cove Road for use as affordable housing. The town affordable housing committee is pressing to take control of the so-called Silva lot at 401 State Road, which has been owned by the town for many years.

But at least one longtime voter opposes the change. In a letter to the editor this week Andrew Woodruff argued that the land protects scenic values on the rural roadside, and that better alternatives exist for affordable housing.

“I do believe that there will be conversation about that,” town administrator Jennifer Rand said, reviewing the warrant by phone this week with the Gazette.

Voters will be asked to approve funds for a new police cruiser and also for replacing equipment at the fire department.

The final article on the warrant asks voters to appropriate $562,124 from free cash to reduce the tax levy in the coming fiscal year.

At the Tabernacle on Tuesday there will be three check-in entrances, as last year. Masks are required at the meeting. “We ask that everyone be respectful of the residents and do their best to stay away from people’s front porches,” the town website advises.

Limited parking for people who are handicapped or elderly will be available around the Tabernacle Circle within Trinity Park and also on Dukes County avenue. There will be no parking at Sunset Lake this year.

Anyone needing transportation to town meeting can call the town administrator at 508-696-0102.

At the town election Thursday polls will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the town public safety building.

The annual and special town meeting warrants and the town budget are posted on the municipal website.