Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

March 2018
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,
Spring has arrived in Mount Pleasant, and with it comes a multitude of special events, meetings, and activities for the entire family. The 2018 Farmers Market season officially begins April 3rd at Moultrie Middle, followed by the 31st Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival on April 29th at Memorial Waterfront Park.
This season is also a time to celebrate our success as a community. We recently published our 2017 Annual Report, which details the many achievements we've accomplished together over the past year. Additionally, the Town of Mount Pleasant has recently been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association for the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award and by the National Civic League as a finalist for the 2018 All-America City Award. We are proud of these accomplishments and we look forward to continuing this success with your help in the years to come.
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
April 2 & 3: Committees of Council meetings
April 2: Comp Plan subcommittee 4 meeting April 3: Farmers Market Opening
April 9: Old Village Historic District Commission meeting April 10: Town Council meeting
April 10: Farmers Market
April 11: Culture, Arts & Pride Commission meeting
April 12: Historical Commission meeting
April 17: Farmers Market
April 18: Planning Commission meeting
April 24: Workforce Housing Committee meeting
April 24: Farmers Market
April 25: DRB meeting
April 30: BOZA 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:
  • Planning Commission

Click HERE to learn more and to apply.

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.
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!

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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.
Mount Pleasant Awards & Announcements

The Town of Mount Pleasant was recently awarded the Government Finance Officers Association's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award and was named a finalist for the National Civic League's 2018 All-America City Award. Both awards are considered top national designations. This marks the sixth year in a row the Town has won the GFOA award and the first time that Mount Pleasant has been named a finalist for the All-America City Award after winning it in 2010.


To learn more about the Town's GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, click HERE.


To learn more about the Town's pursuit for the 2018 All-America City Award, please click HERE.

Farmers Market Opens April 3rd

Mark your calendars for the opening of the 2018 Mount Pleasant Farmers Market April 3 at 3:30 p.m. at Moultrie Middle School.

The weekly market features vendors selling local farm-fresh produce, meats, sauces, baked goods and other specialty foods, as well as prepared food vendors for those looking for a unique meal. The market is open every Tuesday from April through September, 3:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. For more information about the upcoming season, please click HERE.
Featured Capital Project of the Month
Long Point Rd. Realignment & Extension Project
WHAT: The project includes the realignment of Long Point Road from the existing intersection at Hwy 17 to a new intersection at Old Georgetown Road near Christ Church. The project will then extend to Rifle Range Road and create new intersections with the final segment of Billy Swails Boulevard and Rifle Range Road.
WHEN: Complete design- Summer 2019; Complete construction- Winter 2022
WHY: The project will benefit the community by improving mobility for automobile, pedestrian and bicycle traffic and provide additional capacity on the Town's transportation network.

For more project information, please click HERE.
Upcoming Recreation Events

April Events with MPRD
Government Outreach Activities
Coffee with the Mayor
There will be no Coffee with the Mayor event in April. Date and additional details for the May event will be announced shortly.

Town Administrator's Mobile Office Hours

The next Mobile Office Hours event will be on  April 17, 2018 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.
2017 Annual Report Released
The Town of Mount Pleasant released its annual report last week, providing a snapshot look at the Town's year-in-review, looking back at accomplishments, major events and changes across each Town department in 2017.

The summary featured highlights on the new Town Hall municipal complex, capital improvements along with accolades garnered throughout the year. The data inside the report was designed in a simple, creative and colorful way, making what is a complex organization and operation more easily digestible for readers. Several of the common themes throughout the report are resiliency, future-proofing and efficiencies.

Click HERE to view the 2017 Annual Report.
Online Portal Features Resources for the Aging
The Town of Mount Pleasant's Resources for the Aging online portal offers information for community seniors and their caretakers. The portal can be accessed HERE.
31st Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival
The 31st Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival presented by East Cooper Medical Center and Harris Teeter  is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. The festival pays tribute to Mount Pleasant's local shrimping and fishing industry, offering a boat parade, live music, craft show and lots of free activities with the picturesque Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop!

Click HERE for event info and details

Remember to #JustAsk where your seafood came from before you buy.

Rain Barrel Sale
Help reduce the amount of rain run-off from your property.  Capture and reuse your water with an Ivy 50-gallon rain barrel.  Rain barrels are a great way for you as a resident to help contribute to the water quality of the Town, while helping your garden grow at the same time!
Top 5 reasons to Harvest Rainwater:
* Protect our rivers, streams, and ponds from runoff pollution
* Divert water from the municipal storm drain system
* Conserve this vital natural resource and reduce your water bills
* Use the nitrogen-rich rain water to grow healthy and lush plants
* Control moisture levels around the foundation of your home
PRE-ORDER your rain barrel at the special discounted rate of $68 and schedule your pick up at one of the two locations in June.  Preorder is available until May 27th at 11pm. 
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