Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

May 2017
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,

Summer is finally here and we have many camps, programs, events, and activities for residents and visitors to enjoy. Make sure you sign up to receive our 'Around the Town' weekly newsletter so you know where the fun will be each and every week. Also, don't forget to follow us on social media where we post weekly updates on our capital improvement projects around town.
In addition to our summer programs and activities, 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, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

Best Regards,

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
June 5: Committees of Council meetings
June 6: Famers Market
June 7: Rainwater Catchment AP Workshop
June 8: Historical Commission meeting 
June 9: Friday Night Boogie
June 10: Shaggin' on the Cooper
June 12: OVHDC meeting
June 13: Town Council meeting
June 13: Farmers Market
June 14: Culture, Arts & Pride Commission meeting
June 17: Cast Off Monthly Fishing Tournament
June 17: MPPD Reading Patrol
June 20: Famers Market
June 21: Planning Commission meeting
June 26: BOZA meeting
June 28: Design Review Board meeting
*Stay tuned for info about the July Committees of Council meetings, which may be held in the end of June.

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 Seat Vacancies
Be more involved in your local government! Apply today for a seat on one of our volunteer boards and commissions. Applications are accepted throughout the year, but we are currently advertising for the following open seats:


None this month, but check back soon for updates!


Learn more & apply today 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 slated to begin in April. The capital improvement project will replace about 7,500 signs over the next five years, or roughly 1,500 signs per year. 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.
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.

Be Informed!

Stay Engaged!

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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.
New MPPD Mobile Command Unit
The Mount Pleasant Police Department deployed its new Mobile Command Center at the recent Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival. This new capital improvement project allows the Town's emergency personnel to better prepare for and respond to natural or man-made disasters. Designed to integrate the National Incident Management System (NIMS) within its operations, the mobile trailer improves and promotes multi-jurisdictional response. The implementation of the Incident Command System (ICS) offer procedures and preparedness measures to accomplish national security and response objectives.

Click HERE to read more about the new Mobile Command Center.
Happy Retirement Recreation Direction Ayoub!
Please join us in thanking Recreation Director Ken Ayoub for 21 years (and three months) of service to the Town of Mount Pleasant. Thank you and Happy Retirement, Ken!

Current Deputy Director of Recreation, Steve Gergick, will take over as Director of the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department.
Upcoming Recreation Events
Summer Splash Bash
Time to celebrate the summer vacation! Gather all your friends and come on over!  The Park West Recreation Complex pool will be open for free swim and lots of other fun FREE activities will ring in the start of summer!
  • June 2, 2017
  • 2 - 6 PM
  • Park West Recreation Complex
Mount Pleasant Junior Golf Open
Registration is now open for the 2017 Mount Pleasant Junior Golf Open at Patriots Point Links . This is a two-day golf tournament for boys and girls between ages 8-18. The cost is $60 ages 8-12 and $75 ages 13-18. 

Call 843-849-2061 for more information about this event.

Counting Down to the New Town Hall

We are counting down the days until we move into the new Town Hall! Join us on our social media pages as we give you a behind-the-scenes look of our progress. We will give you the latest scoop on the project and information about our grand opening event happening later this summer. #tminustownhall

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 Executive Programs Office at (843) 884 - 8517. We look forward to meeting with you!
Coffee with the Mayor

The next Coffee with the Mayor will be held on  June 12, 2017  from 7:30 - 8:30 AM at  Charleston Café (1039 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.) in Mount Pleasant. The event is free and open to all! Please contact the Executive Programs 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  June 20, 2017 from  10 - 11AM at TBD . 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.
Highway 41/Joe Rouse Road Improvements
The Town of Mount Pleasant is pursuing construction of turn lanes at the intersection of Highway 41 and Joe Rouse Road to enhance the commute of hundreds of residents daily. Construction will begin this summer. Once construction starts, motorists are asked to pay attention to the signage and exercise caution while driving through the area. Delays should be expected. The public's patience will be greatly appreciated. Questions about this capital improvement project should be directed to Ed Barbee at or (843) 640-2422.

Sign up for 'Around the Town'
Making plans? Never miss an event again with our weekly Around the Town Newsletter! Every Tuesday, we round up all of the great things that are happing here in Town so you don't have to. To sign up go to , scroll to the bottom of the page, and enter your information under Request Info Packet. While you're there, sign up for our Farmers Market newsletter as well!

Jones Center Pool HVAC Replacement
As part of the R. L. Jones Center Renovation project, the Town of Mount Pleasant is replacing the 26-year old HVAC system for the pool with a new unit. This council-approved capital improvement project began on April 24 and is expected to conclude in mid-June. The new Dectron unit will improve the Town's ability to control humidity and maintain adequate pool and air temperatures for patrons at the R.L. Jones Center.

Click HERE to learn more about this capital improvement project.
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