Town Administrator's E-Brief

 

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

August 2018
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,
 
September is National Preparedness Month and all throughout this month, we will be sharing information and tips about how you can best prepare for every emergency event. As your local government, we are constantly training and working to ensure we are prepared for you, when you need us the most. To this end, the Mount Pleasant Fire Rescue, is developing their new strategic plan to guide the department's operations for the next few years. Your feedback is important to us in developing this plan. Please see the link below and take a few minute to fill out this survey.
 
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, engage with us on Nextdoor, 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
Sep 4: Committees of Council meetings
Sep 4 : Farmers Market
Sep 6: Comprehensive Plan Forum Meeting
Sep 10: Old Village Historic District Commission meeting
Sep 11: Town Council meeting
Sep 11: Farmers Market
Sep 12: Culture Arts & Pride Commission meeting
Sep 13: Historical Commission meeting 
Sep 18: Farmers Market 
Sep 19: Planning Commission meeting 
Sep 24: BOZA meeting 
Aug 28: Farmers Market
Sep 26: DRB meeting

Join Our Team- We're Hiring!
Apply today to join our team and help build the best community in the country. EOE
Volunteer Boards & Commissions Vacancies
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Apply today to serve on one of Mount Pleasant's volunteer boards or commissions. Vacancies on the following boards/commissions exist:
  • (1) Accomodations Tax Advisory Committee vacancy
Click  HERE to learn more and to apply.
Live Streaming of Town Council Meetings
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The Town of Mount Pleasant Communications Office is pleased to offer live streaming of the monthly Town Council meetings on both our Facebook page and on YouTube. Tune in every second Tuesday of the month at 6PM to view the meeting.
Join Us at the Tuesday Farmers Market
Join us every Tuesday at Moultrie Middle School for the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market from 3:30 - 7 PM. The market runs every Tuesday from April to September. Vendors selling local farm-fresh produce, meats, sauces, baked goods and other specialty foods, as well as prepared food are featured every week. Admission, parking, and activities are free. For more info, click HERE.
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. The capital improvement project will replace about 7,500 signs over the next five years. 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.
View the Latest on Transportation Projects!
Click  HERE for the latest on transportation projects throughout the Town of Mount Pleasant.

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 www.tompsc.com and subscribe to our calendars, notifications, meetings, job openings, and more!
Contact Mayor Haynie and Town Council

Want to know more about Mayor Haynie and Town Council? Click on the links below to find out more information about job responsibilities, bios, and contact information. Mayor Haynie
E-brief Archives

Did you miss last month's Administrator's E-brief? You can find it here.
September is National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month. Check our website and social media accounts every week for important info and tips to ensure you and your family are prepared for every emergency situation.
Complete the Mount Pleasant Fire Rescue Survey
The Town of Mount Pleasant Fire Rescue, in partnership with the College of Charleston's Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities, has launched a community feedback survey  as part of its strategic planning process. The community survey is confidential and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is much appreciated. Click HERE to take the survey.
 
MPPD Received 9th National Accreditation With Excellence
 
 The Mount Pleasant Police Department received their 9th accreditation award, with excellence, on July 28 during a formal hearing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For this reaccreditation cycle, the Mount Pleasant Police Department participated in a Gold Standard Assessment. CALEA accreditation is a voluntary process which includes a self-assessment, an onsite assessment, community input, officer interviews, and a formal hearing in front of a review committee. The Mount Pleasant Police Department first became accredited in 1992 and was given the Meritorious Award in 2009 after having been accredited continuously for over 15 years. According to CALEA only 5% of all agencies in the nation are accredited. Click HERE to read more.
Upcoming Recreation Events
Sock Hop
September 21st, 5:30 - 8 pm |Park West Gym | $6/person
Grades 4-5 are invited to dance the night away at this popular MPRD event. MPRD staff will chaperone and a DJ will provide the music. Concessions will be available. Advance registration only (available for all seven sock hops). No registration taken at the sock hop. Register online now!
 
Save the Date- Children's Day Festival 2018
The Mount Pleasant Children's Day Festival  will return on Sunday, October 21 from 12-5 pm for another year of family-friendly fun. 
 
Fall Registration
Don't forget, registration is in full swing for fall tennis, aquatics, and all of our youth programs (gymnastics, golf, dance, piano, & more)! Check out all of our offerings in the Fall InMotion Magazine , then register online at www.MtPleasantRec.com/Register or in-person at the RL Jones Center, Park West Rec Complex, or GM Darby Building! Questions? Give us a call! (843) 884-2528
Government Outreach Activities
Mayor at the Market 

Instead of Coffee with the Mayor, throughout the summer, join Mayor Haynie at the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market. Check HERE to view upcoming event dates.

Town Administrator's Mobile Office Hours
 

The next Mobile Office Hours event will be on September 18 , 2018 from 10 -11 am at the Park West Program Building (1251 Park West Bld.). 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.
Get Involved in Water Quality Protection
 
There are many opportunities for Mount Pleasant residents to get involved in protecting water quality in your favorite local waters! Here are our top three:
 
1. On Saturday, September 15, 2018 the Town of Mount Pleasant is partnering with the Annual Beach Sweep / River Sweep to clean up Shem Creek. However, this is a state-wide event.  To find a clean-up site near you, click HERE.   
 
2. The Stormwater Division of the Public Services Department offers a year-round litter-pickup program. You can gather a group of friends, family, co-workers, etc. to help protect water quality at your convenience.
 
3.  We have storm drain decals that you can install on drains in your area. The decals are reminders not to dump debris or chemicals into the storm drain. We will provide markers, educational brochures that you can hand out in your project area.
 
If you would like to be involved in protecting water quality for your local body of water, please contact our Stormwater Division:  (843) 856-2157 or stormwater@tompsc.com
Produced by the Town of Mount Pleasant Community & Government Affairs Office
Town of Mount Pleasant | 843-884-8517 | http://www.tompsc.com
100 Ann Edwards Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464