Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

February 2018
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,
I am pleased to share this month's E-brief with you. As you will read below, we are gearing up for springtime in the Town of Mount Pleasant, which is always an exciting time full of special events, great weather, and recreational offerings. I hope you will take advantage of all our community has to offer during this wonderful time of year.
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
March 5: Committees of Council meetings
March 6: Comp Plan Forum meeting
March 8: Historical Commission meeting
March 10: ArtFest
March 12: Old Village Historic District Commission meeting
March 13: Town Council meeting
March 14: Culture, Arts & Pride Commission meeting
March 21: Planning Commission meeting
March 26: BOZA meeting
March 27: Workforce Housing Committee meeting
March 28: 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
Apply today to serve on one of Mount Pleasant's volunteer boards or commissions. Vacancies on the following boards/commissions exist:
  • Commercial Design Review Board
  • Historical Commission

Click HERE to learn more and to apply.

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.
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.
Live Streaming & Podcasts of Town Meetings Now Available
Did you know that the Town of Mount Pleasant 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. Live streaming of the Town Council meetings is also available on our Facebook page.

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.
Councilman Kevin Cunnane Joins Town Council
The Town of Mount Pleasant is pleased to welcome Mr. Kevin Cunnane to Town Council. Council member Cunnane was elected this past month and was sworn into office on February 16, 2018 at a special Town Council meeting. 


Click HERE to learn more about Councilman Cunnane.
Your 2018 Mount Pleasant Town Council
Click HERE to learn about your Mayor and Councilmembers.
Celebrate ArtFest 2018

Upcoming Recreation Events

March Events with MPRD
Government Outreach Activities
Coffee with the Mayor

Join Mayor Haynie for his monthly Coffee with the Mayor event on Monday, March 19, 2018 at Charleston Cafe (1039 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.)  . The event will be held from 7:30 - 8:30 AM. Hope to see you there!

Town Administrator's Mobile Office Hours- NEW TIME

The next Mobile Office Hours event will be on  March 7, 2018 from 5-6 PM at  Town Hall (100 Ann Edwards Lane). Each month, the Town Administrator holds open office hours at various locations around the community. This month, join Mr. DeMoura on the third floor terrace of the new Town Hall for this event. 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.
Thank You For a Successful Shell-A-Bration
Earlier this month, the Town of Mount Pleasant and the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce held the second annual Town Proud Shell-A-Bration. Prior to the event, the Town of Mount Pleasant's Emergency Manager, Amanda Knight, hosted the "Tips and Tricks for Coastal Business Recovery" workshop. This was a wonderful opportunity for members of various industries to discuss challenges and solutions for recovery after a natural disaster. Following the workshop, Mount Pleasant business owners, employees and community organizations enjoyed oysters, live music and networking.  
Spring Yard Care Reminders
As you begin your springtime yard care, please remember to follow the tips below to minimize your property's environmental impact:

  • Limit or eliminate fertilizer use - always use a soils test and follow application rates;
  • Use organic fertilizers or amend soils with compost;
  • Use native plants; they require less to no fertilization and less irrigation;
  • Plant and maintain buffers along waterways;
  • Install rain barrels to capture rain water for re-use;
  • Install a rain garden to manage ponding water instead of piping;
  • Use pervious pavers and surfaces for driveways and pathways

Click HERE to learn more about these tips and how you can help keep our waterways clean and free of pollution.

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Mount Pleasant, SC 29464