Mayne Island Improvement District


The MIID is a board of five elected trustees. It has been established by Letters Patent issued by the Province of British Columbia in 1964 and 1983 through enabling legislation contained in Part 23 of the Local Government Act. The MIID is empowered to levy taxes to support the provisions of fire protection, garbage collection and the operation of the Mayne Island Health Centre "and all matters incidental thereto".

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June 2, 2020

The MIID and Fire Department are reopening to the public as of June 2, 2020.....

Upcoming Public Meeting Dates:

Board meetings are held monthly in the multipurpose room at the Fire Hall at 1pm. The next Board meeting is: 

April 19th - AGM - Postponed

June 16th

Although these meetings are public, at this time due to the necessary COVID-19 precautions we have been advised to keep the meetings closed to the pubic until further notice. We encourage you to provide your feedback by phone, email or mail. 

Click here for a copy of correspondence from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing related to meetings held during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you for your cooperation.


May 20th, 2020

Click below to read more about the garbage collection parcel tax. This note is published in the June issue of the Mayneliner.


APRIL 30TH 2020

Click below to read an article to address the garbage collection parcel tax. This note is published in the May issue of the Mayneliner.

2020 AGM

YE 2019 - 56th Annual General Meeting 

The Improvement District will hold its Annual General Meeting Sunday, April 19th, at 1:00 PM in the meeting room at the Fire Hall, 520 Felix Jack Rd. At the AGM, two (2) Trustees must be elected to serve a three (3) year term. To nominate someone to serve on the Board, a nomination form must be completed by the nominator and the candidate. The form may be delivered to the MIID office at the Fire Hall. Nomination forms are available at the Fire Hall and and the link below. For further information, please contact Katherine Somerville, Corporate Administrative Officer, Mayne Island Improvement District at 250-539-5116.


March 29th, 2020

This meeting is to formalize garbage collection services on Mayne Island, approve the taxation bylaw and accept the audited financial statements.The public is not invited to attend this meeting due to the necessary COVID-19 precautions however, we encourage you to provide any feedback to the Board by email, phone 250-539-5116 or mail.

Click here for a copy of correspondence from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing related to meetings held during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Correspondence re: Garbage Services - Islands Trust

November 5th, 2019 - Islands Trust to MIID

November 28th, 2019 - MIID to Islands Trust

March 23rd, 2020 - MIID to Islands Trust

March 24th, 2020 - Islands Trust to MIID

Garbage Collection and Disposal Update

March 21, 2020

In January 2020, the Board resolved to begin the provision of garbage collection and disposal. This was due in part to a letter received from Islands Trust requesting a long-term solution to garbage collection on Mayne Island. We wish to inform the public the District remains intent on providing a permanent solution to garbage collection and disposal.

Since January we have entered into negotiations with the landowner of the only available adequately zoned property on Mayne Island to provide parking for garbage collection vehicles. The terms of this lease have been agreed upon, although the agreement must be formally approved by the Board of Trustees in a public meeting. This is on the agenda of the next special Board meeting April 3rd.

On Thursday March 12th, the Garbage collection and disposal tender opportunity closed. This past week we interviewed for this contract. The successful proponent must be formally approved by the Board before an announcement can be made to the public. This is also on the agenda of the next meeting of the Board.

The Board is cognisant of the fact that we are in difficult times due to COVID-19 and it may not be possible to meet as a Board. If this is the case service will be delayed until sometime after the next Board meeting.


Effective March 26, 2020

From The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy---

All open burning has been banned in the Gulf Islands and other high smoke sensitivity zones across B.C. for the next few weeks due to COVID-19.The ban comes into effect today (March 26) and will continue until Wednesday, April 15.

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy in collaboration with provincial public health partners has declared the restriction in several areas of the province.The ban means no new fires to burn outdoor or land-clearing debris may be initiated and no additional material may be added to existing fires.

More information can be found here 

Office Closed to the Public

March 18, 2020

In an effort to limit exposure and to ensure our responders are healthy and response-ready our administrative offices have been closed. For more information please call the Fire Hall at: (250) 539-5116. We appreciate your cooperation, and please follow the social distancing and self-isolation practices so we can reduce the spread.




February 27th, 2020

Sealed tenders clearly marked “Garbage Disposal” will be received by the Mayne Island Improvement District up to 12:00 pm, local time Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at the Corporate Administrator’s office 520 Felix Jack Road, Mayne Island, B.C.

The Work consists of the collection and disposal of garbage on Mayne Island on a weekly basis......


February 21st, 2020

MIID posted a Request for Proposals on BC Bid and that has now closed. The Board was not satisfied with the response and has therefore decided to amend the Request for Proposals and advertise the revised request next week on BC Bid and The updated Request for Proposals will be open for no longer than two weeks, after which the Board will provide an update.

Update - Garbage Collecton

January 20, 2020

In November the Mayne Island Improvement District (MIID) received a letter from Islands Trust requesting a long-term solution to garbage collection on Mayne Island. In response to this letter and the current lapse in garbage collection service on island, the District has resolved to begin the provision of garbage collection and disposal as described in the Letters Patent, section 3.


MIID has posted a Request for Proposals on BC Bid and In addition to this MIID has entered into lease negotiations with the owner of an appropriately zoned property and intends to provide the successful applicant with 4 parking stalls to park and store their garbage collection vehicles. This action will involve a small parcel tax to all properties on Mayne Island as well as a fee for service for those who use the service. The Board believes this is a reasonable, cost-effective method of taxation to ensure garbage collection is provided on the island.


The successful applicant will be announced at the February 18th public board meeting at the Fire Hall (1pm). We anticipate weekly garbage collection service to be in place shortly thereafter. If you have any questions or concerns please either attend the meeting in person or call the MIID office at 250-539-5116.


Board of Trustees,

Mayne Island Improvement District

Heliport Tree Removal

August 26th, 2019

Mayne Island Improvement District wishes to thank the Beer family for agreeing to the removal of trees located along the Heliport flight path. The removal of these trees on the Beer property beside the Health Centre and Heliport ensures compliance with the Heliport specifications and provides for continued safe Heliport operations.


Thank you Dan & Linda!

Need to Request a Tax Certificate?

Generally, Tax Certificates are purchased by law firms, banks and mortgage companies in association with property sales or when a mortgage is being approved for a property. A Tax Certificate may also be required for refinancing purposes.....

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MIID Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 3:00

Closed Saturday, Sunday & Statutory Holidays

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