Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

December 2019
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,
On behalf of Mayor Haynie and Mount Pleasant Town Council, I'd like to wish you and your family a Happy New Year! 2020 is sure to be a great year for Mount Pleasant. Mayor Haynie and Town Council will kick off the year with their annual Council Retreat in late January, followed closely by the start of our annual budget process. Our brand new Youth Council will also begin this January and we look forward to great things from our young leaders. 

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

Jan 6: Committees of Council Meetings
Jan 6: Special Town Council meeting
Jan 9:  Historical Commission
Jan 13: Historic District Preservation Commission
Jan 14: Town Council meeting
Jan 22: Planning Commission
Jan 23: SC's Military Past: A Presentation by Mike Robertson
Jan 27: BOZA meeting
Jan 28: Annual Council Retreat
Jan 29: Design Review Board
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
Apply today to serve on one of Mount Pleasant's volunteer boards or commissions. Vacancies on the following boards/commissions exist:
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Commercial Design Review Board
  • Historic District Preservation Commission
  • Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee (Hospitality seat)
Click  HERE to learn more and to apply.
Apply for a Community Development Grant
The Request for Applications (RFA) for Charleston County's Urban Entitlement funding is now available.  Applications are due Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Noon (12 p.m.) Click HERE for more information. 
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 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.
Happy New Year from the Town of Mount Pleasant!
Mount Pleasant Town Hall will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in observance of the New Year holiday. To learn about holiday pick-up schedules and routes, please click HERE. On behalf of the Town of Mount Pleasant, Happy New Year!
Winter Weather Prep- Are You Ready?

The Town of Mount Pleasant, along with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service, encourages everyone to prepare for severe weather.

"While the Lowcountry area normally experiences mild winters, Mount Pleasant can still be hit with extreme winter weather," said Mount Pleasant Emergency Manager Amanda Knight. "Two years ago, Winter Storm Grayson brought significant ice and snow to our area, immobilizing an entire region for days. Preparation is key with winter weather, much like we prepare for hurricanes, or any other type of disaster."

Click HERE to read more.
Click HERE to view the SC Winter Weather Guide
Applications Available!
Applications are available now for several organizations and events:
  • Click HERE to apply for the Accommodations Tax Funding 
  • Click HERE to apply for Community Development Block Grant Funding
  • Click HERE to apply for the Blessing of the Fleet Beneficiary and Craft Show
Upcoming Recreation Events

January 10: Sock Hop | Grades 4-5 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Park West Gym |$6/person
    • MPRD staff will chaperone while the kids dance the night away to the DJ's music! Concessions will be available for purchase.
    • Advanced registration only - none will be taken at the door. (Activity #116641-03)
January 6:  Spring Registration Opens | All Ages


    • Visit to sign up for our hundreds of activities, including sports, arts programs, and spring break camps! 
Government Outreach Activities
Town Administrator's Mobile Office Hours

Each month, the Town Administrator, Eric DeMoura, 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.

  • February 18, 2020 at 10 AM
  • March 17, 2020 at 7:30 AM
  • April 21, 2020 at 10 AM

Go Green This Holiday Season

Charleston County's Environmental Management Department is asking citizens to go green this holiday season by recycling Christmas trees and by following other helpful tips to lessen the environmental impact.
To recycle Christmas trees and greenery, follow these instructions:
  • Remember to remove all decorations such as lights, tinsel, ornaments, etc.
  • Some municipalities will pick them up curbside, 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.
All paper, including gift wrapping, cardboard and other products (plastic bottles & containers, glass bottles & jars and aluminum & steel cans) can also be recycled through the curbside program and at the numerous drop-site locations and convenience centers located throughout the County. The convenience centers also accept used motor oil, used electronics (televisions, printers, monitors and computers only), household hazardous materials, batteries, paint, and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).

To learn more eco-friendly tips for this holiday season, please click HERE
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Mount Pleasant, SC 29464