Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

August 2016
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,

School is back in session, which means Mount Pleasant residents are busier than ever. The fall season is packed with school events, afterschool activities, football games and holidays. It is during this time of year that we also celebrate our businesses and all that they do for our community. To this end, we have joined with the Mount Pleasant Business Association in sponsoring the Business Appreciation Week from September 19 - 23, 2016. More information about the week-long list of events is provided in the sections below. With the continued support of our businesses and partnerships with our citizens and community organizations, Mount Pleasant will continue to thrive.
There are several upcoming meetings and events scheduled for September, so I invite you to sign up to our Notify Me module and stay updated on the latest Town news, projects, and 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

Sep 1: Special meeting of Planning & Development Committee of Council

Sep 6: Committees of Council meeting

Sep 8: Shem Creek Park Phase 3 Public Input meeting (5 -7 PM)

Sep 8: Historical Commission meeting
Sep 10: Shagging on the Cooper
Sep 12: Old Village Historic District Commission meeting
Sep 13: Town Council meeting
Sep 17: MPPD Reading Patrol
Sep 19: Housing Task Force Committee meeting
Sep 20: Shem Creek Task Force meeting
Sep 21: Planning Commission meeting
Sep 26: BOZA meeting
Sep 28: Commercial Design Review Board meeting

REMINDER: Holiday Office Closings & Sanitation Schedule Changes
As a reminder, all Town administrative offices will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 5, 2016 and will re-open on Tuesday, September 6th. In observation of the holiday, the weekly garbage and trash collection will operate under a holiday schedule. Please click on the link below to view the revised schedule.
Shem Creek Fisheries Saturday Fish Market
Shem Creek Fisheries has recently launched a Saturday Fish Market at the Farmers Market Pavilion on Coleman Boulevard. Purchase fresh and local seafood from Shem Creek based fishermen from 8 - 12 PM every Saturday.
MP Farmers Market Is Now Open
The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is where our community meets to share in a vibrant array of locally grown and SC Certified produce and flowers. Stroll through the market to find a bounty of just-picked vegetables and fruits, stunning and fragrant flowers and local seafood plus fresh-cooked meals, baked and canned goods and locally produced snacks. Join us every Tuesday from April through September starting at 3:30 p.m. to mingle with neighbors and visitors alike while enjoying live music and family-friendly activities. Free parking. Also, the Market now has free Wi-Fi. Connect every Tuesday from 3:30 - 7 p.m. and share your farmers market experiences!
More Info
SC Hwy 41 Widening
Widening SC Highway 41 is the top legislative priority for the Town of Mount Pleasant. SC-41 is a State-owned two-lane, undivided arterial route and designated hurricane evacuation route.
For more information about the Hwy 41 Widening Project, please view the latest Project Fact Sheet or visit our CIP webpage.

Construction of turn lanes at Highway 41 and Joe Rouse Road to improve traffic at that intersection and allow increased "green light" time on Highway 41 are also included in the Town's CIP. Visit the CIP webpage for more information.

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.
Volunteer Boards & Commission Vacancies
Be more involved in your local government! Apply today for a seat on one of our volunteer boards and commissions. Applications are accepted throughout the year, but we are currently advertising for the following open seats:

1. Design Review Board (1 Registered Landscape Architect and 1 At-large member)
2. Historical Commission (1 seat)

Learn more HERE.

Recently Completed Capital Improvement Projects

Fire Station 6 Opening in Carolina Park

Shem Creek Park Phase 2 Opening

R.L. Jones Center Renovation
The R.L. Jones Center got a makeover! Check out the photos from the latest renovations of the Jones Center facility at 391 Egypt Rd., window designs showcasing families In Motion and active through recreation.
Government Outreach Activities
Community Roundtable Meetings
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 Executive Programs Office at (843) 884 - 8517. We look forward to meeting with you!
Coffee with the Mayor

The next Coffee with the Mayor will be held on  September 22, 2016 at the Mount Pleasant Business & Community Expo, in the Omar Shrine Temple located at 176 Patriots Point Rd., Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM.The event is free and open to all! Please contact the Executive Programs 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  September 22, 2016 at the Mount Pleasant Business & Community Expo from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. The Expo will be held in the Omar Shrine Temple, located at  176 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.   Each month, the Town Administrator holds open office hours at various locations 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.
Stormwater Ponds- Working Hard For South Carolina Communities
Stormwater ponds benefit:
  • People;
  • Community;
  • Water Quality; and
  • Flood Control

Learn more about stormwater ponds and how to maintain them at the upcoming Stormwater Pond Management Annual Conference. SAVE THE DATE for the 2016 Annual Stormwater Pond Management Conference on November 3, 2016.

Click  HERE to learn more!
Business Development Updates
Business Appreciation Week 2016
You are the company you keep.  As such, Mount Pleasant dedicates a week each September to recognizing our business community as valuable Town citizens.  Mount Pleasant Business Appreciation Week is a partnership between the Town and several organizations such as the Mount Pleasant Business Association (MPBA), Charleston County Economic Development, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, among others.  This dynamic week is filled with social media competitions for businesses, dynamic events, networking opportunities, and culminates in the Mount Pleasant Business Expo.
Business Appreciation Week is September 19 - 23rd, 2016.
Click HERE to learn more!
Business In Your Backyard
Featuring Mayor Linda Page

Business in your Backyard is being presented in partnership with the Town of Mount Pleasant in celebration of Mount Pleasant Business Appreciation Week. The event will feature a discussion on what it is like to operate and do business from the unique perspective of business owner and Mayor, Linda Page. This one-on-one interview will be facilitated by Patrick Bryant of The Harbor Entrepreneur Center.

Mayor Linda Page, Owner, Page's Thieves Market and Mayor of Town of Mount Pleasant
Patrick Bryant, Co-Founder, The Harbor Entrepreneur Center

Wednesday, September 21
7:30 - 9 a.m.
Alhambra Hall
131 Middle St., Mount Pleasant


Click HERE to register for the event. 

Register Now For Fall Recreation Programs
Registration for fall sports and programs with Mount Pleasant Recreation Department is open and spots are filling up. Don't miss the chance to participate! Click HERE to view the latest issue of InMotion Magazine and click HERE to register.
Produced by the Town of Mount Pleasant Executive Programs Office
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