June is here, and staff is hard at work ensuring that operations run smoothly during the hot days of summer. Mayor Haynie and Town Council have released our latest Annual Report showcasing the work the Town completed during the pandemic and throughout this past year.
None of those projects could be possible without a strong financial base and fiscal leadership. This month, as in years past, our elected officials finalized the budget.
Our FY 2022 budget incorporates the goals, priorities, policies, and programs approved by Mayor Haynie and Town Council. It is one of the Town’s most important policy documents and provides necessary services to our residents and businesses.
The Town has partnered with Applied Information to install traffic signal preemption devices at 65 key intersections in town, joining the ranks of other large municipalities throughout the nation. Traffic preemption devices control strategic intersections to facilitate a reduced response time for emergency vehicles responding to an incident.
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2020 Annual Report
Mount Pleasant Mayor Haynie and Mount Pleasant Town Council recently released the 2020 Annual Report. “None of us ever imagined having to deal with the unprecedented challenges that 2020 brought us,” said Mayor Haynie. “This pandemic tested all of us both personally and professionally, but we came together as a community, albeit six feet apart, to take care of one another.”
The budget anticipates a continued impact of the global pandemic. The budget continues to provide funding for the maintenance of service levels. It reflects policy and program decisions outlined in the Town’s new Strategic and Comprehensive Plans. This budget includes funding for the first year of the proposed five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The total of all budgeted funds is $114,446,711.
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MOUNT PLEASANT NEWS & HAPPENINGS
Fourth of July Blast
The 4th of July Fireworks Blast is back this year! The night sky above the USS Yorktown will be full of red, white, and blue fireworks to celebrate American independence.
While Patriots Point is proud to announce the return of our biggest event, it will look a little different than the past. The most significant change – the celebration will be limited to the shore. There will not be a ticketed USS Yorktown Flight Deck option.
Reminder: 17th Annual Sweetgrass Festival on July 24
The annual Sweetgrass Festival in Mount Pleasant is designed to promote the contributions of the Gullah people’s history, culture, and traditions. Their sweetgrass basket art form originated in Mount Pleasant and continues to exist in our town and surrounding communities today. Save the date for this festival. Admission is free.
Instructor Stephanie Cruz with friends and family, together with Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie and Councilwoman Kathy Landing, along with Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Director of Development Rebecca Imholz, attended the June 4 ribbon-cutting ceremony for Kumon Math and Reading Center of Mount Pleasant - Laurel Hill.
Owners Marshall Tyers and Sarah Reuter, together with Mount Pleasant Council Member Kathy Landing, along with Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Members Brian Sherman, Rebecca Imholz, and Joe Hinkse, attended the June 22 ribbon-cutting ceremony for Owlbear Cafe.
Cars that aren’t maintained can leak fluids like oil, gas, and antifreeze onto paved surfaces. When it rains these pollutants get picked up by stormwater runoff and wash directly into our creeks. Regular vehicle maintenance keeps these chemicals out of our waterways and in your car where they belong. Learn what else you can do to help.