Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

August 2017
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,

Along with the new school year, we have begun a new year-long process to develop the Town's next Comprehensive Plan. This important document serves as our guide to identifying and addressing the communities most pressing needs and priorities. The Comprehensive Plan, or Comp Plan, is a 10-year document developed by the community, for the community.
A Comprehensive Planning Forum of 34 community members has been established and will work with a professional consultant to solicit public input. There has never been a more important time for you to take an active role in your local government and I encourage you to do so by being heavily involved in the Comprehensive Planning process. Our new Comp Plan website will keep you updated on all news related to the plan, but I urge you to also attend the meetings and share your feedback.  
There are several other upcoming meetings and events scheduled for the next month, 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,


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." 

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Sept 5: Committees of Council meetings
Sept 5: Farmers Market
Sept 7: Municipal Court Expungement Workshop
Sept 8: Sock Hop
Sept 9:Shaggin' on the Cooper
Sept 11: Coffee with the Mayor
Sept 11: OVHDC meeting
Sept 12: Town Council meeting
Sept 12: Farmers Market
Sept 13: Culture, Arts, and Pride Commission meeting
Sept 14: Historical Commission meeting
Sept 16: Beach Sweep
Sept 19: Farmers Market
Sept 20: Planning Commission meeting
Sept 25: BOZA meeting
Sept 25: CRBA meeting
Sept 26: Farmers Market
Sept 27: DRB meeting

Join Our Team- We're Hiring!
Apply today to join our team and help build the best community in the country. EOE
Traffic Signal Art Box Deadline
The Town of Mount Pleasant is accepting submissions for phase three of the Culture, Arts & Pride Commission's Traffic Box Art project until Sept. 11. Open to residents of the tri-county area, selected artists will have their artwork displayed publicly at various intersections in Mount Pleasant. Click HERE for more info.
Street Sign Replacement Program
To meet Federal Highway Administration requirements, the Mount Pleasant Transportation and Public Services departments have partnered in a joint street sign replacement program slated to begin in April. The capital improvement project will replace about 7,500 signs over the next five years, or roughly 1,500 signs per year. The Street Sign Replacement Program will include all street signs within the Town, with the exclusion of private roads and sideways. Existing signs will be removed if they are considered redundant or do not meet standards. Additional signs may be added where deemed applicable.
 Click HERE to learn more.
Visit the Riverwatch Café & Fishing Pier at Memorial Waterfront Park!
Part of the Memorial Waterfront Park complex, the 1250-foot long Mount Pleasant Pier stretches out into Charleston Harbor under the foot of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge. The pier's foundation was created from pared-down pilings from the old Silas N. Pearman Bridge.
 Visitors can enjoy beautiful views of the bridge and harbor from the pier's bench swings and shade structures. The River Watch Café & Gift Shop is your one-stop-shop for fishing tackle, rod rentals, gifts and souvenirs; made-to-order sandwiches, ice cream, fruit smoothies, and more. Check it out today!
More Info
View the Latest on Transportation Projects!
Click  HERE for the latest on transportation projects throughout the Town of Mount Pleasant.
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.
Comprehensive Plan Process Underway
The Comprehensive Planning process is now underway with the selection of 34 community members who will serve as the Comprehensive Planning Forum over the next year. The forum members will work alongside a consultant to solicit public input and develop community priorities into the Town's new 10- year Comprehensive Plan. A new webpage has been created to keep you updated on all news related to the Comprehensive Planning Process. Click HERE to view the new site and check back often for updates.
Mount Pleasant Municipal Court Expungement Workshop
Meet with staff members of the Municipal Court and get these and other questions answered:
  • How can a bad decision affect your employment possibilities?
  • How can your child's poor decision affect his/her scholarship opportunities?
  • What is an expungement?
  • How can an expungement benefit me?
  • Who qualifies for an expungement?
  • How long does it take to get a case expunged?
  • How much does an expungement cost?

Interested in attending? See HERE for details.

Beach Sweep 2017
Beach Sweep/River Sweep is South Carolina's largest one-day volunteer cleanup event of its kind. On September 16, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., thousands of South Carolinians will work together to clear beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps of aquatic debris. Join Mount Pleasant's Public Services staff at Shem Creek Park to participate in this worthy event. More details HERE.
Upcoming Recreation Events
Recreation Report
  • Parking has changed at the Town Hall Field & Track! Parking is available at Cinebarre (daytime) and Sundrops Montessori School (after 5 p.m.).
  • Celebrate the start of the MPRD fall season during our annual Football Jamboree on Saturday, September 2, from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Wando football field
  • Sock Hops are back! Put on your dancing shoes and join us Friday, September 8 at Park West from 5:30 - 8 p.m. For grades 4-5.
  • The G.M. Darby Building will be closed September 4-8.  
Apply Now for the Holiday Farmers Market
Holiday Market
The Town of Mount Pleasant invites crafters, farmers and food vendors to apply for the 2017 Holiday Farmers Market to be held Dec. 9 at the Farmers Market Pavilion on Coleman Boulevard.
Applications are available online HERE. Space is limited, so vendors are encouraged to apply early!
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 11, 2017  from 7:30 - 8:30 AM at  the Café in East Cooper Medical Center (2000 Hospital Dr.) in Mount Pleasant. 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

Information about the September Mobile Office Hours event will be forthcoming. 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.
New Business Ribbon Cuttings
Welcome new Mount Pleasant businesses! This past month, we celebrated ribbon-cutting ceremonies at four new businesses in our community. Congratulations Tidal Creek Dental, MidiCi- The Neapolitan Pizza Company, Ember Wood Fired Kitchen and Bottom Line Digital Communications! Mount Pleasant is Open for Business!
Healthy Pond Discussion Series: Making Sense of Pond Design & Drawings
Are you a stormwater pond owner interested in learning more about how your pond is designed to function? If so, you are invited to join the SC DNR ACE Basin NERR Coastal Training Program, Clemson Extension, and the Ashley Cooper Stormwater Education Consortium for an informative workshop on September 14, 2017 to learn about pond designs and drawings. This workshop will be the first community-based discussion meeting in a series for pond owners to learn and share stormwater pond management solutions. Click HERE to view more details.
Produced by the Town of Mount Pleasant Executive Programs Office
Town of Mount Pleasant | 843-884-8517 |
100 Ann Edwards Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464