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:

October 20th 

November 17th

November - AGM Date to be determined


Although these meetings are public, at this time due to the necessary COVID-19 precautions we require an R.S.V.P. if you would like to attend the meeting. To R.S.V.P. either call the office at

250-539-5116 or email

Thank you for your cooperation.


Closing October 16th at 12pm

Nominations to the Mayne Island Improvement District Board of Trustees are officially open.

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YE 2019 - 56th Annual General Meeting

The Improvement District will hold its Annual General Meeting in November (date tbd) at the Fire Hall, 520 Felix Jack Rd. At the AGM in November, two (2) Trustees must be elected to serve the term from November 2020 until April 2023.


To nominate someone to serve on the Board, a nomination form must be completed. The form may be delivered to the MIID office at the Fire Hall.


Click here for a copy of the Nomination Form

For further information, please contact the undersigned:

Katherine Somerville,

Corporate Administrative Officer



Closing October 30th at 12pm

Mayne Island Improvement District (the District) is inviting proposals from qualified contractors for the
janitorial services at the Mayne Island Health Centre.....

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Closing Date:

September 30th, 2020 @ 12pm

Work Period:

October 15th, 2020 – December 31, 2020

Mayne Island Improvement District (the District) is inviting proposals from qualified contractors for the painting of indoor surfaces at the Mayne Island Health Centre


The work includes the repainting of all interior wall surfaces, specifically:

  • Cleaning/degreasing of surfaces to be painted.

  • Surface preparation of substrates as required for the acceptance of paint, including cleaning, small crack repair, patching, caulking and making good surfaces.

  • Sealing/priming painting surfaces for repainting.

  • Painting, full coverage, two finish coats.


    The Health Centre facility will remain in operation for the duration of the work. The successful contractor will be required to coordinate and manage the work in a manner that minimizes the disruption to users of the facility.

    The successful Contractor will at its own expense provide to the District:

  • A comprehensive general liability insurance policy in an amount not less than two million dollars. A copy of the policy must be provided to the District with the proposal.

  • Three references including at least one on island reference.

  • Provide coverage for all workers and provide their Registration Number in their proposal.

  • Contractors must assume all of the responsibilities of a Prime Contractor as outlined in the Work Safe BC Act and Regulations.

    Contractors must abide by the District’s COVID 19 mitigation strategy, including contactors maintaining a safe distance of six feet from each other, the District Staff, Health Centre Staff and Public Members. Where social distancing is not possible, the contractors must wear accepted masks.

    The Mayne Island Improvement District reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. Inquiries may be directed to the undersigned:

    Katherine Somerville

    Corporate Administrative Officer



    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.

    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.


    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!

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    Monday - Friday 9:00 - 3:00

    Closed Saturday, Sunday & Statutory Holidays

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