Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

January 2018
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,
Happy New Year! I hope your 2018 is off to a great start. Mayor Haynie, Town Council and all your municipal staff are working hard to make this year the best yet for Mount Pleasant. I hope you will join us in accomplishing this goal and I look forward to working with you.
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
Feb 3: Black History Month event
Feb 5: Committees of Council meetings
Feb 8: Historical Commission meeting
Feb 10: Black History Month event
Feb 12: Old Village Historic District Commission meeting
Feb 13: Town Council meeting
Feb 13: Comp Plan Subcommittee 4 meeting
Feb 14: Culture, Arts & Pride Commission meeting
Feb 17: Black History Month event
Feb 20: Comp Plan Subcommittee 1 meeting Feb 21: Planning Commission meeting
Feb 24: Black History Month event
Feb 26: BOZA meeting
Feb 27: Workforce Housing Committee meeting
Feb 27: Comp Plan Subcommittee 2 meeting
Feb 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. The following vacancies exist:
  • Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee (1 At-Large seat)

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.
Fire Dept. Improves ISO Rating
On behalf of the Town of Mount Pleasant Fire Department, Mayor Haynie and Town Council, as well as Chief Herb Williams, are pleased to announce the recent upgrade of the fire department's ISO rating from a three to a two. The Insurance Services Office (ISO), an organization that independently evaluates municipal fire protection efforts in communities throughout the United States, offers an ISO scale ranging from one to 10, with one being the highest rating. The ISO upgrade follows several recently awarded department recognitions, namely their fourth national re-accreditation by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and an improved Public Protection Classification. Congratulations MPFD!
Celebrate Black History Month in Mount Pleasant

The Town of Mount Pleasant's Historical Commission announces the 2018 Black History Month celebrations taking place every Saturday during February.

All events start at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the general public. The events kick off on February 3, with a musical performance from the Claflin University Choir, under the direction of Dr. Isaiah R. McGee, taking place at St. Andrews Church.

View the full event listing HERE
Attention Businesses: Sign Up To Receive Solicitation Notices From The Town's Procurement Office
The Town of Mount Pleasant has partnered with Bonfire Interactive to create a new procurement portal for registering vendors. Vendors will recieve e-mail notifications when new solicitations pertaining to the goods or services they provide are posted to the website. This tool will assist in streamlining the procurement process, enabling easier and more efficient evaluation processes, and bolstering the data and reporting capabilities. The goal is to reduce hard-copy and manual processes while improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the division. LEARN MORE
Upcoming Recreation Events
Save the Date! Registration for Summer Programs Begins February 26th

February Events with MPRD
  • February 2 - Vendor Application Deadline for the 2018 Farmers Market Season
  • February 6 - Fee Deadline for Adult Softball
  • February 9 - Sock Hop at the Park West Gym, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Still trying to keep your New Year's resolution? Sign up for our new Quick Fit Bootcamp!

Darby Building, $50, M/W, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Construction Update

Construction has begun on two MPRD projects. Look out for our new Town Hall Gym and restroom/concession building at Carolina Park.

Government Outreach Activities
Coffee with the Mayor

Join Mayor Haynie for his monthly Coffee with the Mayor event on Monday, February 12, 2018 at  Tidal Grounds Coffee ( 1039 South Carolina 41 #200). The event will be held from 7:30 - 8:30 AM. Hope to see you there!

Town Administrator's Mobile Office Hours

The next Mobile Office Hours event will be on  February 20, 2018 from 10 - 11AM at Fire Station #5 (3001 Dunes West 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.
Join Us for a Shell-a-bration
February 7, 2018 - Join the Town of Mount Pleasant and the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce for an oyster roast to celebrate Mount Pleasant's business community. Town Proud and East Cooper Hospitality Alliance members, as well as other business owners and employees, are welcome to attend!
Also, be sure to RSVP for the "Tips and Tricks for Coastal Business Recovery" workshop to be held at Alhambra Hall from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. The Town of Mount Pleasant's Emergency Manager, Amanda Knight, will provide information and resources to ensure your business is prepared to recover after a natural disaster. Come prepared with questions and ideas!

Proper Pond Maintenance Tips
Homeowners who live along ponds and other waterways have a greater responsibility to live "river-friendly" since these properties have an immediate connection with surface waters, and the practices on these properties affect everyone enjoying the water downstream. Start with considering how you maintain your property and your pond.
  1. Riparian buffers are a first line of defense for a stream or lake.
  2. Have the lawn mowed at the recommended height for your grass type.
  3. Water wisely! Over-watering wastes clean water that has been treated by your tax dollars!
  4. Make sure you know what chemicals are being applied and why they are necessary.

Click HERE to review these tips and learn more from the Clemson Cooperative Extension.

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Mount Pleasant, SC 29464