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.