Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

February 2019
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,
This month we have several big events and projects going on around Town. We kicked off construction on Phase 3 of Shem Creek Park, continuing improvements on Coleman Boulevard, and we are celebrating the arts with new art initiatives around Town and our annual Art Fest celebration.
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 4: Committees of Council meetings
March 8Sock Hop
March 9: Our Community Our Children event
  March 11: Old Village Historic District Commission meeting
March 12: Town Council meeting 
March 13: Culture Arts & Pride Commission meeting
March 14: Historical Commission meeting
March 19: Shem Creek Area Management Plan Public Input Meeting
March 20: Shem Creek Advisory Committee meeting
March 20: Budget Committee meeting
March 20: Planning Commission  meeting
March 25: Construction Board of Adjustments meeting
March 25: BOZA meeting 
March 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
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:
  • Culture Arts & Pride Commission
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Old Village Historic District Commission Vacancies
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.
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.
Town Awarded Prestigious Financial Recognitions
The Government Finance Officers Association recently awarded the Town of Mount Pleasant the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget for the fiscal year 2019. This is the seventh consecutive year that Mount Pleasant has received the nation's highest honors in budgeting. This award represents a significant achievement by the Town. It reflects the commitment of Town Council and staff on meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. 
Click HERE to read more.
Town Accepting Submissions for New Art Initiatives
The Town of Mount Pleasant Culture, Arts & Pride Commission is launching a new public art initiative, Paint the Town, which aims to infuse art into the architectural landscape of Mount Pleasant. Artist submissions are currently being accepted for the initial launch phase of the project.
Paint the Town is seeking submissions for art installations large and small to transform buildings and recreation centers. High on the list, the long wall on the side of the R.L. Jones Recreation Center facing Paul Foster Road, as well as the wall that faces Highway 17 on the side of Fire Station 7 on Bowman Road.
Interested artists will find information and details for each location, along with a submission form, on the CAP page of the town's website ( Artist stipends are being offered for all these locations. Beyond public spaces, CAP is also hoping to recruit business partnership and pair them with qualified artists.
Click HERE for more information.
Upcoming Recreation Events

Summer camp registration at the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department is now open! View the Summer InMotion Magazine  now and sign up online at or in person at the R.L. Jones Center, G.M. Darby Building, or Park West Programming Building! Questions? Call 843-884-2528.
March 8: Sock Hop (Grades 4-5) | 5:30-8 PM | Park West Rec Complex 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. No registration taken at the sock hop. Register online now!
March 16: 23rd Annual Mount Pleasant ArtFest | 11 AM - 3 PM | Mount Pleasant Towne Centre | Free!
ArtFest is returning for its 23rd year on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre! Local music, dance and visual arts studios will offer stunning performances by some of the area's most talented individuals and groups. Creative aspirations will be ignited in children as they explore many art forms and create their own masterpieces. All activities and performances are free of charge. For more information, visit our Facebook event !

Government Outreach Activities
Town Administrator's Mobile Office Hours

Join our Town Administrator for some coffee and conversation at the next Mobile Office Hours event on March 21, 2019  from 10:00 - 11:00  am at Fire Station 6 (1301 Carolina Park Blvd) . 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.
Reminder: Plastics Ordinance Implementation Begins in April
Be The Solution, Stop the Pollution
Be The Solution, Stop the Pollution

We invite all residents, businesses and visitors to Be the Solution, Stop the Pollution. View our latest PSA about the new Environmentally Friendly Packaging & Products Ordinance and visit us online to learn more. Drop us a line on social media and let us know how you are being part of the solution!
Follow These Landscaping Tips to Protect Our Waterways
Stormwater runoff is water from precipitation during rain events. As this water moves over surfaces like roads, parking lots, and yards it can collect pollutants and carry them to our creeks and marshes. There are many landscaping choices you can make that will help care for your yard and protect our natural resources. Visit us online to learn about healthy landscaping practices. 
Produced by the Town of Mount Pleasant Community & Government Affairs Office
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Mount Pleasant, SC 29464