Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

November 2014
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,

Welcome to the first in a series of monthly e-briefs that will keep you up-to-date on the latest Town news, projects, and events. This month's e-brief will focus on the state of our town, government outreach, capital projects, and police success stories and engagement initiatives.  

Mount Pleasant is the fourth largest municipality in South Carolina and the ninth fastest growing in the nation. The decisions we make today during this time of robust growth will directly impact both current and future generations of residents.

For this reason it is more important than ever to strengthen the lines of communication between you and your government. Regular community dialogue is essential in maintaining and promoting our quality of life. It is critical that town government fosters an environment where opportunities exist to share opinions and ideas. And it is from this effort, that community priorities will arise to guide the important public policy decisions we face in Mount Pleasant.

To do this effectively, we need to have an engaged community. Town officials and staff are here to serve the public and to partner with community members to achieve common goals.

Our Government Outreach Office is responsible for implementing the Town's government outreach strategy by promoting civic engagement activities and by fostering community-wide conversations. We are currently holding small group meetings with various neighborhood associations and community groups and we look forward to attending one near you. Together, we will shape a great community for generations to come.

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

Nov. 29: Senior Center Holiday Arts and Crafts Show

Dec. 1: Committees of Council

Dec. 9: Town Council Meeting

Dec. 12: Holiday Movie

Dec. 13: Holiday Market & Craft Show

Dec. 14: Christmas Light Parade & Tree Lighting


Be Informed!

Stay Engaged!
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Town Office Closings
 Please note that all Town of Mount Pleasant offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28, 2014 in observation of the Thanksgiving holidays.
Mayor Page's State of the Town Address
Mayor Linda Page delivered the State of the Town Address during the Town Council meeting on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Mayor Page highlighted the many accomplishments achieved over the past year and she outlined the challenges the community may face in the future. The Mayor emphasized the need to have an engaged community and regular communication between citizens and elected officials.

Did you miss the November Council meeting? If so, you can watch the State of the Town Address by clicking on the link below.
Department Spotlight: Police Dept.
The Town of Mount Pleasant ranks
high in quality and low in crime, thanks to the focused efforts of the nationally accredited Mount Pleasant Police Department (MPPD). This month's Department Spotlight features the latest crime data, expanded scope of services, improved communications, and on-going outreach efforts of the MPPD.  Read More
Together, shaping the future

The Government Outreach Office builds upon the Town's participation efforts to better connect citizens and community organizations with their town government. In meeting with citizens, business leaders, faith organizations, non-profit entities, HOA's and community groups, we discuss concerns, respond to questions, and exchange ideas more efficiently.  Email the Government Outreach Officer
Sweetgrass Basket Phase 4-A
Construction has begun on the extension of Sweetgrass Basket Parkway, recently named Billy Swails Boulevard. This entire roadway, when complete, will provide a third parallel route and an alternate North/South path through the town. The road is expected to open in time for the August 2015 opening of the new Jennie Moore Elementary and Laing Middle School campuses.  Learn More
New Town Hall Project Ready to Bid

The new Town Hall project will be set to bid in early 2015. The new facility will be located at the familiar 100 Ann Edwards Lane in Mount Pleasant. The new Town Hall is designed to better meet the increase in demand for services and will be functionally more efficient and durable than the current facility. A local firm, Stubbs, Muldrow, Herin Architects designed the new 90,000 sq/ft building and adjacent double gymnasium with a lowcountry flair that is both energy efficient and attractive.  Learn More
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