December 2021 | Issue 12 | Archives| Webpage| Jobs | Our Mission
MEMORABLE MOMENTS IN 2021
Department Manager Promotions
Police Chief Mark Arnold, Public Services Director Andy Weis, Planning Director Michele Reed and Court Administrator Laurie Wilson were promoted following the retirement of long-serving Police Chief Carl Ritchie, Public Services Director Jody Peele, Court Administrator LeVica Kirvin and Planning Director Jeff Ulma.
Our Very Own Olympian
Mount Pleasant Police Officer Mulern Jean qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. Representing Haiti, she raced her way to the semi-finals of the 100-meter hurdles. We are all incredibly proud of Officer Jean and we are rooting for her while she trains for the 2022 Indoor World Championship.
Ribbon Cutting Record
The Town of Mount Pleasant held 35 ribbon-cutting ceremonies in 2021. This is an all-time record and we are looking forward to welcoming more businesses to our town.

If you are opening a new business in Mount Pleasant, contact open4biz@tompsc.com to learn about ribbon-cuttings and all of our business programs.
Crab Bank Restoration Complete
Thanks to a partnership effort between the Town of Mount Pleasant, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Crab Bank Restoration Project began construction last September. Three months later, the project was completed. 660,000 cubic yards of natural material were utilized to create approximately 32 acres of nesting habitat for migrating birds that are facing population decline.
WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2022
The Best Events and Festivals
We are looking forward to enjoying many highly anticipated festivals and events in 2022. Enjoy diving into Gullah Geechee history and culture at the annual Sweetgrass Festival. Cheer your way through 2022, starting with the Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival. Check out these incredible events happening this upcoming year.
RECREATION NEWS AND EVENTS
eSports Winter Break Camp
Spots are available for the Contender eSports Winter Break Camp offered through the Recreation Department. Ages 10-17. Learn new techniques in a variety of games including Rocket League, Fortnite, and more. 
Playground Renovation
The playground at Memorial Waterfront Park is getting an upgrade. New features include:
  • Tubes at the boat's bow and stern so little shrimpers can communicate.
  • Periscope so little shrimpers can make sure there are clear skies ahead.
  • Shrimping nets to climb on.
  • Tall twisty slide.
The playground will reopen on December 18.
Town Hall Track Nearly Complete
The Town Hall Track renovation is keeping pace with an expected completion of January 2022. Soon athletes, walkers and joggers will be able to return to the facility. Until it reopens, do not walk or run on the track surface. The new surface requires time to cure. We appreciate your patience during the upgrade and look forward to seeing you at the track!
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT TIP
Go Green This Holiday Season by Recycling Your Christmas Trees

  • Remove all decorations such as lights, tinsel, ornaments, etc.
  • Residents of Mount Pleasant can place their trees curbside for pick up, or they can be taken to a convenience center. The trees picked up curbside are transported to the Bees Ferry Compost Facility to be ground and composted.

Other Holiday Recycling Do's & Dont's

  • Recycle git boxes, cardboard, tissue paper, paper gift bags without handles, wrapping paper, cards, and envelopes.
  • Do not recycle ribbons or bows, lights, bubble wrap or plastic wrap, styrofoam, and plastic shopping bags.
OTHER NEWS
Mobile Office Hours
I host drop-in mobile office hours at various locations around Town in order to better connect with residents about Town issues and concerns. Click the button below to find my 2022 schedule. For more information about this program, call (843) 884-8517.
Town Council Meetings Are Available Online
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Town of Mount Pleasant 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."