Please visit the Annual Meeting tab above to review the minutes of the 2022 Annual Meeting.
Also, please visit the dues billing tab above to submit your assessment for the current fiscal year.
Martha's Vineyard year-round population reaches 20,600, up 24%! West Tisbury grew 30% to 3,555. All of which points to more traffic and more maintenance for the road.
The new fiscal year begins July 1st. The 2021 annual meeting approved increases in 2021 and 2022 to:
a) meet increasing material and labor costs, and more important
b) to enact a plan to be more pro-active, less reactive, to the needs of the road - including remedies proven to be more durable, less prone to potholes and washboard, and ultimately, give all members a much needed better ride. These approved dues increases apply to FY 2022-2023.
PLEASE submit your dues payment as soon as you receive your notice. THANKS!!
Four key reasons not to exceed 15 mile per hour:
1. It's dangerous - on a dirt surface, your stopping length doubles with every 10 mph above 15.
2. It's costly - speed on dirt road creates vibrations that disassemble the strong-pack of the surface, weakening the road for potholes and erosion, for which we must buy, apply, and manage more material.
3. It's dusty - breaking up the stong-pack of the road leaves dust that gets into your vehicles breathing, your properties beauty, and into your homes.
4. It's deceiving - if you live at the end of Oak Lane and go 30 instead of 15, you save a whole 3 minutes by the time you get home. Nothing. Yet you cost yourself and the membership in dust, washboard, and money.
We continue to deal with people discarding mattresses, bikes, and other materials. Please do not be one of those people. Again, it costs you money to have these taken away.
Also, we're seeing an increase in trash along the road. We have to be our own watchdogs for litter. Please, if you see something - trash, behavior, dumping - say something and let one of the members of the board know.