Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

February 2016
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,

This month's E-brief focuses on our government outreach activities, our latest communication efforts, and the new initiative we are launching to further support our business community. All these efforts are important to us as your local government because they enable us to "get Town Hall out of Town Hall", thereby strengthening our relationships with our citizens.
We, as a town, face more complex challenges and critical needs than ever before. For this reason alone, it is imperative that we have strong community relationships and we leverage our shared resources to address common goals. Successful partnerships require frequent communication, regular interaction, and mutual support. This is why we invest so heavily in our communication tools and outreach opportunities. On behalf of Mayor Page and Town Council, I invite you to join us at one of our many upcoming outreach events.

For more information about all that is happening in the Town of Mount Pleasant, please visit us online, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

Best Regards,

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Feb. 29: Committees of Council meetings
March 1: Farmer's Market Advisory Board Meeting
March 3: Citizens Planning College
March 8: Town Council meeting
March 10: Citizens Planning College
March 10: Historical Commission meeting
March 12: Art Fest
March 14: Coffee with the Mayor
March 14: Old Village Historic District Commission meeting
March 15: Special Planning & Development Committee of Council meeting
March 17: Citizens Planning College
March 19: Reading Patrol
March 22: Town Administrator's Mobile Office Hours
March 23: Planning Commission meeting
March 24: Citizens Planning College
March 28: BOZA meeting
March 30: Commercial Design Review Board meeting
March 31: Citizens Planning College

SC Hwy 41 Widening
Widening SC Highway 41 has been the top legislative priority for the Town of Mount Pleasant since 2014. SC-41 is a State-owned two-lane, undivided arterial route and designated hurricane evacuation route.

A drop-in public informational meeting will be held on March 23, 2016 at the Park West Gym regarding this project. Meeting details will be forthcoming. 

For more information about the Hwy 41 Widening Project, please view the latest Project Fact Sheet or visit our CIP webpage.
MP Recreation Department Spring Break Guide and Summer Break Guide Now Available
Don't miss out on Mount Pleasant Recreation Department's Spring Break & Summer Break camps. Brochures for both are now available online or by clicking here.
2016-2017 Annual Budget
Preparation for the FY 2016 - FY 2017 Annual Budget is now underway. The proposed budget will be reviewed by the Committees of Council from March 28- April 8, 2016. For more information about the annual budget, click here.
Our Mission Statement
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"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."
New Online Sign-Up To Speak at Town Council Meetings
As part of the Town's ongoing efforts to increase public participation, a new online sign-up is available for those wishing to speak at the upcoming Town Council meeting. Citizens may also sign up to speak in person immediately before the Council meeting begins. For more information, please contact the Communications Office.
Live Streaming & Podcasts of Town Meetings Now Available
Did you know that the Town of Mount Pleasant now offers live streaming of the Town Council meetings and podcasts of both their Town Council and Committees of Council meetings? Catch up on our latest meetings by visiting our YouTube channel or our PodCast, which is available in the iTunes Store and online.

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!
Contact Mayor Page and Town Council

Want to know more about Mayor Page and Town Council? Click on the links below to find out more information about job responsibilities, bios, and contact information. Mayor Page
E-brief Archives

Did you miss last month's Administrator's E-brief? You can find it here.
Some Town Offices Have Moved!  
Please note that the Fire Administration staff and Fire Marshal's Office have moved to their new modular units beside Fire Station 2 on Egypt Road. T he Public Services Department, Building License Division and the Planning Department have moved to Six Mile Fleet Maintenance Facility on Sweetgrass Parkway, Pinckney Place. For more information about Town office and staff relocation visit the Relocation Webpage.
Mayor Page's State of the Town Address
Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page delivered her State of the Town Address at the February 9th Town Council meeting. In case you missed the exciting State of the Town video, you can view it here.
R. L. Jones Center 25th Anniversary Celebration

Join the Town of Mount Pleasant Recreation Department in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the R. L. Jones Center. Make sure to RSVP for the event by clicking on the link below. Register to win prizes and receive all the event updates. We look forward to celebrating with you! #JonesCenter25
Citizens Planning College Begins March 3rd!
Join the Mount Pleasant Department of Planning and Development for their public outreach program, "Citizens Planning College". Learn all there is to know about municipal planning, town history, and more. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
Click here to learn more and to sign up for the Citizens Planning College.

Government Outreach Activities
Community Roundtable Meetings
Community Roundtable Meeting with White Hall Terrace residents on Feb. 24, 2016
Town officials and staff are continuing to host informal roundtable meetings with community organizations, civic groups, and neighborhood associations. This small group format allows for more in-depth discussion in an informal setting. It also provides citizens with another opportunity to give their input and receive a response beyond public hearings and Town Council meetings. 

We want to meet with you! To schedule a community roundtable meeting with your organization or group, please contact the Government Outreach Office at (843) 884 - 8517. We look forward to meeting with you!
Coffee with the Mayor

Last month's Coffee with the Mayor took place at Cracker Barrel where Mayor Linda Page met with residents to exchange information and discover ways to work together to improve Mount Pleasant.

The next Coffee with the Mayor will be held on  March 14, 2016 at the Chick-fil-A in Mount Pleasant (1024 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.) from 7:30 - 8:30 AM.The event is free and open to all! Please contact the Government Outreach Office at (843) 884 - 8517 for more information.

Town Administrator's Mobile Office Hours

The next monthly  Mobile Office Hours event will take place on  March 22, 2016 from 10 - 11 AM. Location details will be forthcoming. Each month, the Town Administrator holds open office hours at various public facilities around the community. All citizens are invited to stop by and discuss items of interest to them.  No appointment necessary. For more information about this program, visit the Mobile Office Hours webpage or call (843) 884 - 8517.
Attention Pet Owners- You Can
Help Prevent Stormwater Pollution

Pet waste that is left on the ground can put pollution into your yards, local creeks and marshes.  Pet waste contains harmful bacteria and viruses that can make humans and other animals sick.  Bacteria are the # 1 type of pollution in our waterways.  When it rains, the bacteria leaves the waste and flow off with rain water.  It's not a problem that we can see by looking at the water in our creeks, but you may see the issue reported with local beach closures or closed oyster beds. 
Picking up pet waste every day is the best way to help control this type of pollution.  Use a pet waste pick up bag when walking your dog and be sure to dispose of the waste in a garbage container. Ask your neighborhood to install or sponsor a pet waste station for your common or park areas. And don't forget- your own back yard needs to be collected too! For additional information click here
Town Expands Economic Development Incentives Program

Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page and Town Council reaffirmed the Town's commitment to the growing business community through a unanimous vote to expand the Town's Economic Development Incentive Program. Future recipients of the grant program will now be eligible for a reimbursement of their business license taxes for up to five years; an increase from two years.

Click here to read more about how the expanded Economic Development Incentives Program.
2016 ArtFest
DATE:  Saturday, March 12, 2016
LOCATION:  Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
TIME:  11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come celebrate the arts at the 2016 ArtFest! This annual festival at the Mount Pleasant Towne Centre brings families and cultural enthusiasts together with budding and professional artists for an event that showcases a diverse array of local and regional artistic talent. Parking and admission are free!




Click here for additional event information.
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