West Tisbury is bringing back its annual town holiday party this December after several years of a Covid absence. The decision was made at Wednesday’s select board meeting.

The party will be held in-person on Dec. 8 at the Agricultural Hall from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a dish to share.

In other business Wednesday, West Tisbury is entering budget season in a strong financial position according to a presentation from town accountant Bruce Stone.

“This year looks like it’s going to be a good year, budget-wise,” he said, reporting total free cash at $1,189,798. Over $500,000, he said, originated with the newly imposed short term rental tax.

Mr. Stone also said the town had access to $300,000 in American Rescue Plan funds and cautioned that this year might see significant increase in town payroll.

In other business, the select board oversaw a reshuffling of membership on the town’s task force against discrimination, including the resignation of chairman Omar Johnson. Mr. Johnson, also the town’s health agent, is transitioning to focus on his job.

“We were so lucky to have him,” said task force member Susanna Sturgis.

The board also appointed Ted Jochsberger and Arielle Faria to the task force, and Skipper Manter to regional high school committee.