Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

February 2017
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,

This past month we celebrated the many successes and notable accomplishments we achieved together in 2016. Mayor Page delivered the 2016 State of the Town Address at the February Council meeting, but if you were unable to attend, you can view it from the link below. We are proud of the success we enjoyed in 2016, but we still have work to do.
Starting this month, we shift our focus to preparing the Town's Annual Budget. During the budget prep we consider the challenges and opportunities that exist in our community and we cultivate a funding plan to address critical needs and provide services for our citizens. I encourage you to participate in the creation of the Annual Budget by attending any and all of the public meetings identified in the sections below.
There are several 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,

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
March 1: SCE&G Utility Tree Trimming Workshop
March 2: ATAC meeting
March 3: ATAC meeting
March 6: Committees of Council meetings
March 8: CAP meeting
March 9: Historical Commission meeting
March 13: Old Village Historic District Commission meeting
March 14: Town Council meeting
March 18: MPPD Reading Patrol
March 18: ArtFest
March 22: Planning Commission meeting
March 23: Center on Aging Senior Expo
March 27: BOZA meeting
March 29: Design Review Board 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 Seat 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. Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee- 1 Lodging Seat


2. Construction Board of Adjustments- 4 seats


Learn more & apply today HERE!
2017 Farmers Market Applications
Spring is just around the corner and with it comes the Town of Mount Pleasant's Farmers Market! Applications for the 2017 season are now available for farmers and food vendors.
Prospective vendors must submit their applications to the Town of Mount Pleasant by February 4. Applications along with market rules and regulations are available online HERE. Local farmers are given first priority.
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
SC Hwy 41 Widening
Widening SC Highway 41 was included as a project to be constructed through November's successful sales tax referendum. 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 additional laneage at the intersection of Highway 41 and Joe Rouse Rd. to add capacity and decrease delays for all approaches is 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.
View the 2016 State of the Town Address
View Mayor Page's 2016 State of the Town Address by clicking HERE.

Budget Calendar

  • Week of March 27, 2017: Budget Committee overview of the proposed budget
  • April 3, 2017: Budget considered by Committees of Council
  • April 11, 2017: Public Hearing, First Reading of the Budget Ordinance & first year of the Capital Improvement Program
  • Week of April 17, 2017: Budget Committee meeting
  • May 9, 2017: Second Reading of the Budget Ordinance & first year of the Capital Improvement Plan
  • July 1, 2017: FY 2018 begins
Town of Mount Pleasant Annual Report
The results are in. Click HERE to view the Town of Mount Pleasant's 2016 Year In Review annual report.
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  March 13, 2017  from 7:30 - 8:30 AM at  Page's Okra Grill (302 Coleman Blvd.) 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

The next monthly  Mobile Office Hours event will take place on March 21, 2017 from 10 - 11 AM at the R.L. Jones Center (391 Egypt Road). 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.
Commercial Housekeeping Tips
Attention Business Owners- Did you know that businesses play an important role in maintaining our local water quality?  Clean water is important to all of us. Simple steps in the workplace can make a big difference in keeping our water clean for today and future generations of Lowcountry residents. No matter what your business, there are simple housekeeping tips that every property owner or business can undertake. Studies show that clean communities have better local economies. Our stormwater staff and education partners can help you make water quality friendly decisions at your business! Here are some tips you can follow to help protect our local water quality:

1. Inspect your dumpster area - make sure lids are closed and loose debris is picked up and disposed of daily. 

2. Talk with your landscaper about your property maintenance; are they keeping grass clippings and leaves out of the street? Is your curb clean? Do you have a pond or drainage system that needs some special or extra care? 

3. Consider how you clean your shop or store - how you dispose of waste materials or keep them from going down the drain. Do you have a business such as a restaurant or automotive facility that may have grease or oil waste that needs to be property managed?

4. If you are thinking of building a new business or renovating an existing one, keep in mind that there are special construction requirements to help protect our local environment and Low Impact Development  techniques that may be applicable to your site.   

5. For restaurant owners- learn more, train your staff and become certified as a "Clean Restaurant". Click HERE to learn more about the Clean Restaurant Program.
Business Development Updates
Join Us for a Shell-a-bration Calling all Business Owners,
Join the Town of Mount Pleasant, the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce and Lowcountry Local First for an oyster roast to celebrate the local business community. All local business owners and employees are invited, including those who are already certified "Town Proud" local, those who wish to learn more and apply or those who would simply like to support our local businesses.  Click HERE for more info.
ArtFest 2017

This annual festival at the Mount Pleasant Towne Centre brings families and cultural enthusiasts together with budding and professional artists for an event that showcases a diverse array of local and regional artistic talent. Local music, dance and visual arts studios offer stunning performances by some of the area's most talented individuals and groups.The event attracts residents and visitors of all ages, from young parents and children through seniors. Free admission! Free parking! Free activities!


Click HERE for more event details. 

Register Now for Spring Break Camps
Spring Break (April 10 - 13, 2017) is right around the corner. Check out Mount Pleasant Recreation Department's listing of programs and events for Spring Break 2017. Also, you can now download the  Summer Recreation Guide . Summer registration opens February 27, 2017. Click HERE for more info.
SCE&G Tree Trimming Public Info Meeting
South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) will be pruning trees in Mount Pleasant neighborhoods this spring as part of its five-year cycle to maintain public safety and electric system reliability.

In anticipation of the work, SCE&G will host an educational workshop on Wednesday, March 1 where staff will be able to answer questions about safety, reliability, proper pruning methods and more. Click HERE to view the service area map and learn more.
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Mount Pleasant, SC 29464