On Monday, the Edgartown select board approved a plan to seek bids on an affordable housing project planned for Meshacket Way. According to Mark Hess, chairman of the affordable housing committee, Meshacket will have up to 36 one- to three-bedroom units. It will be built on town-owned land, and Hess hopes work on it can start soon. 
“We’ve been working long and hard on it,” said Hess. “I think we’ve got a lot of ground covered and a lot of things taken care of that would usually have to be taken care of after the RFP [request for proposal] has been submitted … we’re very excited about it.” 
The select board members expressed congratulations to Hess on the RFP’s approval. “This has been a long time coming, and a lot of work,” select board member Michael Donarama said. 
Hess said the work on Meshacket is “coming along very nicely,” and the project will be built “as quickly as possible.” 
In other business, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary received approval for a one-day liquor license, one-day auctioneer license, and a weekday entertainment license. These licenses are for the Sanctuary Supper planned for July 20. Ethos MV also received approval of a one-day liquor license for its grand opening on July 2. 
The Edgartown Board of Trade received approval for its race/walk application and banner application for MV Brunch Run, to be held on Oct. 2. 
The board agreed to a contract for Edgartown Lt. Chris Dolby — though details were not immediately available — and Terry Donahue, who has 48 years of building experience, was appointed to the MVRHS building committee.
More positive news for AH advocates, yet another AH development in the works. Seems there are several moving forward presently, all without the necessity of a transfer tax on real estate sales.
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