Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

March 2019
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,
Spring has arrived in Mount Pleasant! Get outside to enjoy the wonderful weather and exciting events we have planned. In April we celebrate our local seafood industry with our annual Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival at Memorial Waterfront Park. We also welcome the Easter Bunny at two Easter Egg hunts around town. And finally, we will be supporting our natural environment by the official launch of our Environmentally Friendly Packaging and Products Ordinance, which goes into effect this month. Keep reading below to learn more about each of these events and more.
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 1: Committees of Council meetings
April 2: Farmers Market Opening Day
April 8: Old Village Historic District Commission meeting
April 9: Town Council meeting 
April 9: Farmers Market
April 10: Easter Egg Hunt at Alhambra Hall
April 10: Culture Arts & Pride Commission meeting
April 11: Historical Commission meeting
April 12: Sock Hop
April 16: Easter Egg Hunt at Park West
April 16: Farmers Market
April 17: Shem Creek Advisory Committee meeting  
April 17: Planning Commission  meeting
April 23: Farmers Market
April 24: DRB meeting
April 29: Construction Board of Adjustments meeting
April 29: BOZA meeting
April 30: Farmers Market 

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:
  • Historical Commission
  • Old Village Historic District Commission
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.
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.
Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival- April 28, 2019

Shem Creek Study Advisory Committee Update
The Shem Creek Advisory Committee is a group of appointed citizens working with the support of a consultant with the mission to "Preserve, promote and protect the unique history, nature and economy of the Shem Creek Study Area." The group started meeting in December 2018 to develop a local special area management plan to accomplish their mission. The group held their first public input meeting on March 19, 2019 at Town Hall. If you missed the meeting, click HERE to view the progress on the plan, read the baseline report and submit your input on the priorities of the plan by April 17, 2019. 
Upcoming Recreation Events
T-Ball, Coach Pitch, and Summer Basketball registration is right around the corner! Don't be late, registration opens March 31st and ends April 15th. View the Summer InMotion Magazine now!
April 2 : Mount Pleasant Farmers Market Opening Day | 3:30 - 7 p.m. | Farmers Market Pavilion (Moultrie Middle) | Free!
Join us every Tuesday, April through September, from 3:30 - 7:00 p.m. to mingle with neighbors and visitors alike while enjoying live music and family-friendly activities. Stroll through the market to find a bounty of just-picked vegetables, fruits, and fragrant flowers along with local seafood, fresh-cooked meals, baked and canned goods, and locally produced snacks. Free parking.
April 10 |Easter Egg Hunt at Alhambra Hall | 11 am | Free!
April 16 | Easter Egg Hunt at Park West | 11 am | Free!
Ages 6 & under are invited to grab their baskets and join us for the cutest Easter egg hunts in the Lowcountry! The egg hunt starts promptly at 11, so don't be late. We will have other fun activities as well as a photo op with the Easter bunny himself!
April 12:Last Sock Hop of the School Year  (Grades 4-5) | 5:30-8 PM | Park West Rec Complex Gym | $6/person
Grades 4-5 are invited to dance the night away at this popular MPRD event. MPRD staff will chaperone and a DJ will provide the music. Concessions will be available. Advance registration only. No registration taken at the sock hop. Register online now!
April 13-14 | Pickleball Paddle Battle | Park West Rec Complex Gym
The Mount Pleasant Pickleball Paddle Battle is back and better than ever! The tournament will return for its second year Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, at the Park West Recreation Complex Gymnasium. More information here.
Government Outreach Activities
Mayor at the Market
Join Mayor Haynie at the weekly Farmers Market from 4 - 5 PM to discuss upcoming events, ask questions and more. Click HERE to check the weekly schedule.

Town Administrator's Mobile Office Hours

Join our Town Administrator for some coffee and conversation at the next Mobile Office Hours event on April 16, 2019  from 7:30 - 8:30 AM  am at Sunrise Bistro (1039 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., unit #12)  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.
Reminder: Plastics Ordinance Implementation Begins in April
Be The Solution, Stop the Pollution
Be The Solution, Stop the Pollution

We invite all residents, businesses and visitors to Be the Solution, Stop the Pollution. View our latest PSA about the new Environmentally Friendly Packaging & Products Ordinance and visit us online to learn more. Drop us a line on social media and let us know how you are being part of the solution!
Mulch Madness

Mulch may not seem like a big deal, but it is! Properly installed mulch helps soil hold moisture, maintain temperature, and reduce erosion in your yard. Having the right amount mulch for your yard is key. Learn more on how much mulch your yard needs HERE.

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