Emotions ran high at a public hearing of the West Tisbury planning board on Sept. 12, when a request for a new farmstand entrance onto State Road prompted safety concerns and impassioned speeches.
West Tisbury’s three principal governing boards agreed Wednesday that the town needs a zoning bylaw update that clearly states the rules for food trucks and retail sales at special events on private property.
The rumble, roar and back-up beeping from commercial landscaping and construction equipment — an increasingly regular part of the Island soundtrack — faces a potential Sunday ban in West Tisbury.
Are food trucks restaurants? Do they qualify as fast food? There’s no answer in the West Tisbury zoning bylaws, which led to a joint meeting of three town boards Wednesday night
West Tisbury voters will decide this spring on a proposed bylaw that aims to prevent residential overbuilding in the town.
Aimed at protecting West Tisbury’s country-village character, a draft bylaw limiting the size and scale of new residential construction will have its first public review Jan. 10.