Voters rejected affordable housing plan by a vote of 24-80.

A long-planned program meant to encourage private affordable housing efforts in West Tisbury failed to get off the ground at a special town meeting Tuesday, when residents voted 24 to 80 against a $250,000 funding request.

The special town meeting is scheduled to take place Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at the West Tisbury school. 

West Tisbury will hold a fall special town meeting in November to consider funding a program incentivizing town residents to build affordable housing on their property, along with a series of minor funding articles.

Voters overwhelmingly passed the town’s $3.3 million share of the budget, but only after a false start to the meeting

Voters in Aquinnah and West Tisbury will both gather for special town meetings next week to decide on a series of school and funding questions.


West Tisbury voters overwhelmingly approved a new expense and revenue agreement for Tri Town Ambulance, and stood to honor the memory of their late selectman Kent Healy at a brief special town meeting Tuesday night.