Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

January 2017
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,

Happy 2017! The Town of Mount Pleasant is already experiencing a successful and productive new year, and I hope you are as well. I am pleased to present you with this month's E-brief full of the latest news about town events, projects and happenings.
Town Council recently held their annual working retreat and provided direction for our community for the next year. Mayor Page will deliver her annual State of the Town Address at the February 14, 2017 Town Council meeting, and during this time she will highlight some of our most notable accomplishments from 2016 and our major projects for 2017. Over the next few months we will also begin preparing the annual budget for the Town. I encourage you to be involved in this process by participating in the various public meetings identified in the calendar below.
There are several upcoming meetings and events scheduled for the new year, 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
Jan 30: BOZA meeting
Jan 31: Special Planning Commission meeting
Feb 6: Committees of Council meetings
Feb 8: CAP meeting
Feb 9: Historical Commission meeting
Feb 13: OVHD Commission meeting
Feb 14: Town Council meeting
Feb 15: Planning Commission meeting
Feb 18: MPPD Reading Patrol
Feb 22: Design Review Board meeting
Feb 23: Planning Dept. Meet & Greet

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. 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.
Save the Date for the State of the Town Address
Mayor Page will deliver the annual State of the Town Address at the February 14, 2017 Town Council meeting. Join us in Council Chambers at 6 PM or view the meeting via live stream 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
  • July 1, 2017: FY 2018 begins
Celebrate Black History Month
The Town of Mount Pleasant's Historical Commission announces the 2017 Black History Month celebrations taking place every Saturday during February. All events start at 7 pm and are free and open to the general public.

Click HERE to learn more.
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  February 13, 2017  from 7:30 - 8:30 AM at Eggs Up Grill 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 February 21, 2017 from 10 - 11 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.
New Salt Water Marsh Guide Now Available
The rain that falls in Mount Pleasant eventually drains to salt marshes and tidal creeks. The salt marsh-tidal creek ecosystem is one of the most productive ecosystems on earth, providing nursery grounds for many species of birds and fish as well as vital wildlife habitat. The newly published "Guide to the Salt Marshes and Tidal Creeks of the Southeastern United States" is now available online. Click HERE to view this species identification guide, as well as learn more about tidal marsh history and culture, ecosystem services, threats and ways in which we can all help protect. 
Business Development Updates
Food For Thought Series Returns February 1 The Food For Thought Series returns February 1st at Tavern and Table. Food for Thought is a quarterly business education series hosted in partnership with the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce. This month's topic is "The Art & Science of Strategic Partnerships" and will be held from 12:00-1:00pm.  Feel free to show up a little early for networking as event will begin promptly at noon.  Attendance is limited to only 20 participants. Click HERE to register and learn more.
Planning Department Meet & Greet

Register Now for Spring Recreation Programs
Download the  Summer Recreation Guide for a complete list of activities and events hosted by the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department this upcoming season. 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