Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

June 2016
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,

On behalf of the Town of Mount Pleasant, we hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday weekend. We are beginning the month of July with several exciting projects that I would like to share with you.
In addition to the holiday festivities, we are continuing to enhance our town through our Capital Improvement Plan. We recently opened the boardwalk extension at Shem Creek Park and we are kicking off the next year's worth of projects.
There are several upcoming meetings scheduled for July, 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
July 5: Committees of Council meetings
July 11: Coffee with the Mayor
July 11: Old Village Historic District Commission meeting
July 12: Town Council meeting
July 13: Blue Light Bowling
July 14: Historical Commission meeting
July 16: MPPD Reading Patrol
July 19: Housing Task Force meeting
July 20: Planning Commission meeting
July 21: Pitt St. Improvements Public Meeting @ Alhambra Hall (5:30 - 7 pm)
July 25: BOZA meeting
July 26: Town Administrator's Mobile Office Hours
July 27: Commercial Design Review Board meeting
July 27: Blue Light Bowling

MPFD Urges
Firework Safety
The Mount Pleasant Fire Department encourages all residents to stay safe this holiday by following these firework safety tips. Click here to read the tips from MPFD Chief Williams.
New Fiscal Year Starts July 1
The Town's fiscal year begins July 1, 2016 and ends June 30, 2017. The approved Annual Budget is now online.
Shem Creek Fisheries Saturday Fish Market
Shem Creek Fisheries has recently launched a Saturday Fish Market at the Farmers Market Pavilion on Coleman Boulevard. Purchase fresh and local seafood from Shem Creek based fishermen from 8 - 12 PM every Saturday.
MP Farmers Market Is Now Open
The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is where our community meets to share in a vibrant array of locally grown and SC Certified produce and flowers. Stroll through the market to find a bounty of just-picked vegetables and fruits, stunning and fragrant flowers and local seafood plus fresh-cooked meals, baked and canned goods and locally produced snacks. Join us every Tuesday from April through September starting at 3:30 p.m. to mingle with neighbors and visitors alike while enjoying live music and family-friendly activities. Free parking.
More Info
SC Hwy 41 Widening
Widening SC Highway 41 is the top legislative priority for the Town of Mount Pleasant. 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.
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.

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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.
Street Sign Replacement Program
In order to comply with the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) mandate requiring municipalities to meet minimum retro reflectivity requirements, the Town of Mount Pleasant will soon implement a Street Sign Replacement Program. The FHWA mandate requires agencies to prioritize replacement of signs that do not meet the federally required minimum retro reflective standards and begin implementing an asset management program to bring the signs into compliance.

In an effort to help communicate the program, the Town has created a Street Sign Replacement Policy which goes into more detail on the approvals needed by a neighborhood to utilize special posts and will be available to the public online. The goal of this policy is to create a consistent approach to the replacement process in regards to both existing infrastructure as well as future development throughout the Town.

For more information about the Street Sign Replacement Policy, please click here.
Shem Creek Task Force Holds First Meeting
Town Council recently appointed a Shem Creek Task Force to develop recommendations to preserve and promote the unique history, nature and economy of the Shem Creek Study Area. The Task Force will meet for the next six months and deliver their recommendations to Town Council after that time. The first Task Force meeting was held on June 27, 2016. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for July 19, 2016. All meeting agendas and minutes are available to view here.
Pitt Street Improvements Informational Meeting
There will be a public drop-in meeting at Alhambra Hall on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 5:30 - 7 PM for citizens to receive information about upcoming projects for Pitt Street. The proposed projects include: stormwater infrastructure improvements, sewer system upgrades and power line undergrounding. All projects are expected to begin in early 2017. More information about this meeting will be forthcoming.
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 Government Outreach Office at (843) 884 - 8517. We look forward to meeting with you!
Coffee with the Mayor

Last month's Coffee with the Mayor took place at Saveurs Du Monde Cafe where Mayor Linda Page met with residents to exchange information and discover ways to work together to improve Mount Pleasant.

The next Coffee with the Mayor will be held on  July 11, 2016 at  Page's Okra Grill located at 302 Coleman Blvd. from 7:30 - 8:30 AM.The event is free and open to all! Please contact the Government Outreach 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  July 26, 2016 Additional details will be forthcoming. 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.
What is Stormwater Runoff?
Do you know what stormwater runoff is and why it is so harmful to our local waterways? Did you know that you play a critical role in protecting our local waterways by minimizing the pollution in our stormwater? Click here to find out how you can help eliminate pollution and protect our local water resources.
Business Development Updates
Food For Thought- August 4, 2016
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The Town of Mount Pleasant has partnered with the Mount Pleasant Business Association to create Food for Thought, a six-month business education series leading up to the annual Mount Pleasant Business Expo on September 22nd.  The series focuses on providing participants (business owners, marketing and sales executives, entrepreneurs, human resources professionals, etc.)with simple tactics to increase their business' success.  The series has garnered a great response from the business community by selling out nearly each event.  The final sessions of the series will take place on August 4th and September 1st from 12-1:30pm at Burton's Grill in Mount Pleasant.


New Business Recruitment Guide Now Available  

Click here to view the new Business Recruitment Guide and find out why the best businesses are opting to "Come on over."
Shem Creek Boardwalk Extension Now Open
The Shem Creek Park Boardwalk extension is now open! Visit Shem Creek Park today and check out the latest extension which creates a waterfront walkway allowing the public to walk along the creek's edge from a point near the Coleman Boulevard bridge to the end of the existing Town docks facing the harbor.
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