Village of Tahsis
Box 519, 977 S. Maquinna, Tahsis BC, V0P 1X0
Ph: (250) 934-6344 Fx: (250) 934-6622
Hours: Mon. - Fri, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Village of Tahsis Council
Tahsis has a mayor and 4 councilors, elected every 3 years. Council is responsible for development of Village Operational Policy and Procedures, Village Strategic Planning and Land Use, and Bylaws. Council sets the direction for Economic Development Initiatives.
The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of the Village, and represents the Village of Tahsis at the monthly meetings of the Regional District of Comox/Strathcona.
The Village of Tahsis employs 2 full time Public Works employees, and several casual and part-time employees for the Recreation Centre, Government Dock, and to cover general Public Works duties.
Public Works is responsible for Water Treatment, Sewer Plant management, and all general maintenance duties within Municipal Boundaries such as Road Maintenance and Snow Removal.
A fully serviced recycling centre is beside the Public Works yard at the intersection of McKelvie and North Maquinna. The recycling station also has a bin for household waste.
Taxes & Utilities
Residential taxes range from $1,000 to $1,200 annually, reduced by the Homeowner Grant if the Tahsis property is the homeowner’s primary address. Water, sewer and garbage utility fees for residences are currently $403.55 annually. Commercial taxes and utilities vary depending on usage. Council has endeavored, during the mill-closing transition, to keep the commercial taxes down to stimulate business growth and relocation to Tahsis. Phone the Village office for information on your potential rates and taxes.
Zoning & Commercial Planning
The Village is in the process of updating its Official Community Plan with the assistance of Regional District planning staff. The OCP was last done in 1996. Public meetings are being held this winter and local residents are participating in the planning process.
As a part of this process the Village will be reviewing municipal boundaries and zoning, and updating the zoning maps. Upon completion, the Village of Tahsis zone information and maps will be available as a digital file for the general public on the Village Website. Currently zoning information and maps are at the Village office.
Business licenses range from $10 to $50 per year, and include a listing in the Village web site's Service Directory. Display ads on the Village web site are $40 per year.
Water & Sewer Capacity
All houses are connected to the sewer system and water system. Municipal water is supplied from glacier fed McKelvie Creek. McKelvie Creek is a pristine watershed, doubly filtered as the water comes from the glacier, goes underground, bubbles through the ground and comes up in the creek, where it is taken into the municipal water system and lightly chlorinated to meet Provincial Government standards before being dispersed to the town.
The Village of Tahsis water system capacity can easily handle a population in excess of 2,500. The sewage system has two treatment plants. The second treatment plant was established in anticipation of additional subdivisions, so the Village sewage system has capacity for future growth.
Full time residents 650, summertime residents and visitors 2,000. Contact the Village of Tahsis for demographic information.