Town Administrator's E-Brief


From Town Administrator, Eric DeMoura           Town of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

 December 2014
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,

As the year comes to a close and we begin preparing for 2015, it is important to take a moment to reflect on all that has happened over this past year. Our town's annual growth rate for 2014 will be about 4 percent. We have welcomed several new families and businesses to our community. We've completed some major capital projects and we've started several more. 2014 has been a busy and exciting year- full of notable accomplishments, new initiatives, and of course, a few challenges.

This month's e-brief focuses on the growth of our Town and it highlights some of the ways in which we are responding to the challenges that arise from development. One such challenge is funding the construction, maintenance, and repair of our infrastructure assets. Mayor Linda Page and Town Council have dedicated a stable revenue source to fund these infrastructure projects and they established a Capital Improvement Program to match available funding to prioritized projects. Town staff and our community partners are working diligently to complete these projects so as to preserve and promote the high quality of life we enjoy in Mount Pleasant.

In addition to funding capital projects, we are continuing to work towards strengthening our community through engagement activities, constant communication, and special events. We have many holiday special events planned for this year and we invite you all to attend.

We also invite everyone to stay updated and engaged during the Town of Mount Pleasant's Official Holiday Weekend (Dec.12-14, 2014) by using the hashtag #MPHolidayMagic. On Sunday, December 14, spectators are asked to participate in judging the floats for the Christmas Light Parade and Tree Lighting Event. Vote for your favorite parade float by using #VoteTheFloatMP on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For more information about how to stay engaged this holiday weekend, click here.

Also included in this e-brief is information about our latest capital projects, our new Capital Improvement Program website, and some helpful holiday tips that will help keep you and your families safe during this holiday season.

I wish each of you Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

Best Regards,

In This Issue
Our Mission Statement
"To deliver superior performance in a manner that is distinctive and impactful to each person served and that establishes a standard for quality that endures for generations."
Stormwater Tip
This holiday season, remember to recycle used oyster shells and frying oil. Both items can be recycled at the Town's Six Mile Facility located at 1365 Sweetgrass Basket Parkway in Mount Pleasant.
Upcoming Events

Dec. 12: Holiday Movie

Dec. 13: Holiday Market & Craft Show

Dec. 14: Christmas Light Parade & Tree Lighting

Jan. 5: Committees of Council


Town Office Closings
Please note that all Town of Mount Pleasant offices will be closed on Thursday, December 25 and Friday, December 26, 2014 in observation of the Christmas holiday. Town offices will also be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015 for New Year's Day.

Be Informed!

Stay Engaged!
Public participation is at the heart of good government, but who has time to seek out information? Let us do this for you! Visit us online at and subscribe to our calendars, notifications, meetings, job openings, and more!
E-brief Archives
Did you miss last month's Administrator's E-brief? You can find it here.
Contact Mayor Page and Town Council
Want to learn more about Mayor Page and Town Council? Click on the links below to find out more information about job responsibilities, bios, and contact information.

Recreation Dept. Holiday Brochure
The Town of Mount Pleasant Recreation Department is hosting several holiday camps and activities. Follow the link below for more information about their holiday offerings.
Department Spotlight: Dept. of Planning and Development

As the Town of Mount Pleasant continues to grow, the Department of Planning and Development staff is busy being involved in every step along the development process. From annexation, to plan review, to permitting, to building inspections and more, the Department of Planning and Development is involved. And yet even with heavier workloads, department staff continues to develop and implement new community outreach programs, information-sharing tools, and long-range plans for the Town. The Department also continues to strive for excellence in public service, and for their efforts, the Building Division earned national accreditation in 2013.


Click here to learn more about the Department of Planning and Development and how they are responding to growth in our community.

Holiday Happenings in Mount Pleasant

Helpful Holiday Tips
The Town of Mount Pleasant would like to wish all residents a safe and happy holiday season. We urge all residents to follow these simple steps to help keep your families safe.

Christmas Tree Safety Tips
Lock it or Lose it
Winter Heating Safety Tips

Construction Begins on New Fire Station 6
The Town of Mount Pleasant has broken ground on an important community improvement project that will enhance fire protection and emergency response for residents living in Mount Pleasant.

Clearing and grading of the site has already begun and construction is expected to be complete within 360 days. The new fire station will also house a fully operational police precinct to enhance police coverage for this area. Drive-through bays, a ladder company, and an engine company are also part of the project. The station will be built not only to meet today's public safety needs, but also the needs we anticipate having over the next 25-50 years.

Click here to learn more about the new Fire Station 6.
Town Launches New Capital Projects Website
  Are you interested in learning more about all the capital projects happening around town? Well look no further! The Town of Mount Pleasant Communications Office recently launched the Capital Improvement Program website as a means to keep you up to date on all capital projects. Here you can find more information about the Capital Improvement Plan, FAQ's, project details, status updates, pictures, and more. For all questions about the Town's Capital Improvement Plan, please contact the Assistant Town Administrator, Katherine Hendricks.
See Your Tax Dollars At Work

The Town of Mount Pleasant is using new signage to identify community improvement projects. These new signs will be used to designate anything from pavement preservation projects to capital improvement projects, to stormwater repair projects and more. Some signs will have QR codes that you can scan with your smart phone to find out additional project details. For signs that do not have QR codes, simply visit our Capital Improvement Program website to learn more about the project.

All signs will be installed at the start of a project and then removed once a project is completed. In using these standard signs to identify community projects, we are able to more clearly demonstrate the ways in which the Town uses taxpayers' dollars to fund critical community projects.
Produced by the Town of Mount Pleasant Government Outreach Office
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