Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

June 2018
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,
I am very pleased to announce that the Town of Mount Pleasant was recently named a 2018 All-America City by the National Civic League. This prestigious designation is the top honor for local governments and it recognizes communities who deploy civic engagement strategies to overcome challenges. This is the second time Mount Pleasant has been recognized as an All-America City. Keep reading below to learn more about this significant achievement.
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
July 2: Committees of Council meetings
July 3: Farmers Market
July 9: Old Village Historic District Commission meeting
July 10: Town Council meeting
July 10: Farmers Market
July 11: Culture, Arts & Pride Commission meeting
July 12: Historical Commission meeting 
July 17: Farmers Market July 24: Farmers Market
July 25: Planning Commission meeting 
July 25: DRB meeting
July 30: BOZA meeting  
July 31: Farmers Market

Join Our Team- We're Hiring!
Apply today to join our team and help build the best community in the country. EOE
Join Us at the Tuesday Farmers Market
Join us every Tuesday at Moultrie Middle School for the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market from 3:30 - 7 PM. The market runs every Tuesday from April to September. Vendors selling local farm-fresh produce, meats, sauces, baked goods and other specialty foods, as well as prepared food are featured every week. Admission, parking, and activities are free. For more info, click HERE.
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 of Mount Pleasant Named 2018 All-America City
The Town of Mount Pleasant sent a delegation of elected officials, staff, and community members to Denver this past week to compete for the 2018 All-America City Award. The delegation aws victorious in securing the prestigious designation for the community.

"Mount Pleasant is employing a balance of outreach from city departments and officials and engagement with community members through partnerships, dialogue and forums, resulting in youth participation in the Reading Patrol Program, streamlined navigation through the planning process and sustainable improvement projects for Shem Creek." - The National Civic League
Click HERE to view our final presentation skit performance and win announcement.
Mount Pleasant Fire Rescue Brief Survey
Mount Pleasant Fire Rescue (MPFR) has launched a feedback survey aimed at gauging residents, visitors and businesses' level of satisfaction and awareness regarding service delivery. 
"MPFR serves 86,000 residents and nearly 6,000 businesses with emergency response and enhanced public safety through a vast array of services," said Fire Chief Mike Mixon. "This brief survey will allow us to perfect our operations as we complete our Strategic Plan. Thank you for taking the survey and helping us develop our plan." 
Click HERE to take the survey.
July 10, 2018 Town Council Meeting to be Held at Park West Gym
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The July 10, 2018 Town Council Meeting will be held offsite at the Park West Gymnasium. The meeting will begin at 6 PM. Due to the change in location, live streaming of the meeting will not be available. The meeting will be recorded and uploaded to the Town's YouTube channel the day after the meeting.
Featured Capital Project of the Month
Town Hall Gym
Upcoming Recreation Events
The Fall 2018 InMotion Magazine is now available! In this issue, find important registration dates, fall offerings, articles featuring exciting developments at MPRD, upcoming events, & so much more! Read & download your copy HERE.

Mark Your Calendars
Fall Youth Sports registration begins Sunday, July 8th at 8 a.m. Youth sports include fall soccer, cross country, baseball, softball, football, basketball, and volleyball. Check out our Fall 2018 InMotion Magazine for a full list of offerings and registration dates!

Free Family Fun Pool Night
Bring your friends and family for a night of swimming, fun, and games! Families are invited to unwind in the pool after a hectic week. Floats & water toys are welcome.
When: Friday, July 27, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: Park West Pool
Government Outreach Activities
Mayor at the Market 

Instead of Coffee with the Mayor, throughout the summer, join Mayor Haynie at the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market. Check HERE to view upcoming event dates.

Town Administrator's Mobile Office Hours

The next Mobile Office Hours event will be on  July 17, 2018 from 10 -11 am 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.
Being Prepared Matters
As part of your annual hurricane preparedness, it is important to make sure that you are prepared for a major flood event. There are several key steps that you can take today to be prepared for any flooding emergency.   
Flooding can occur from storm surge during hurricanes, during heavy rain fall and at high tides.  Being prepared and understanding the risks is the best defense against damage and injuries.  Most areas have adequate drainage systems that can help protect our roads and property from flood damages, but sometimes the event is larger than our systems are designed to handle.  When these flooding emergencies occur, property owners should follow the following tips:
  • Listen for weather alerts such as coastal flooding advisories, severe thunderstorms and other warnings. 
  • Water can cover roadways making travel hazardous so avoid flooded roads if possible. 
  • Know your flood zone- Flood zones are based upon predictions for hurricane storm surge flooding. Not all flood zones address low lying areas, poor drainage areas, or systems that may become blocked by debris. 
  • Flood insurance is always a good idea - for renters too.   
  • Keeping your storm drain or ditch clear of debris from your property helps minimize the chances of drains getting blocked. 
  • Always keep an emergency kit and a family communication and evacuation plan ready. 
These tips and more can make you flood smart!  Learn more about flood protection by clicking HERE .
Produced by the Town of Mount Pleasant Community & Government Affairs Office
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Mount Pleasant, SC 29464