Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

May 2018
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,
Your local government has been busy this past month with capital projects, special events, outreach opportunities, and a little bit of traffic thanks to the Wando River Bridge closure. We appreciate your patience as the SC Department of Transportation works to repair the bridge. Until that time, we invite you to join us and "Negate the Wait" by shopping, dinning, and enjoying Mount Pleasant. See below for more details.
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
June 4: Committees of Council meetings
June 5: Committees of Council meetings continued
June 5: Comp Plan Forum meeting & Open House
June 5: Farmers Market
June 11: Old Village Historic District Commission meeting
June 12: Town Council meeting
June 12: Farmers Market
June 13: Culture, Arts & Pride Commission meeting
June 14: Historical Commission meeting
June 19: Farmers Market
June 20: Planning Commission meeting
June 25: BOZA meeting  
June 26: Housing for All Mount Pleasant meeting 
June 26: Farmers Market
June 27: DRB 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:
  • Culture Arts & Pride Committee

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.
Town Hall Track Temporary Closure
The Town Hall track and a portion of the adjoining parking lot area are slated to be closed from June 1 through July 4, 2018, as Charles Blanchard Construction Corporation works to construct several sections of the new Town Hall Gym.

Expected to open by the end of the year, the new Town Hall Gym will bring new courts for basketball, volleyball, and pickleball. The gym will also feature restrooms that will be accessible from both the exterior and interior of the building, providing much-needed facilities for those using the track as well as the gym.
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!
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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.
Negate the Wait
Why sit in traffic when you can Negate the Wait! Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie called on the Business and Tourism Office staff to create a campaign to help Mount Pleasant businesses weather the impact of the Wando River Bridge closure on their operations. The "Negate the Wait" campaign offers alternatives to waiting in traffic for residents and visitors alike. Check out daily content on all our social media channels and on the Experience Mount Pleasant website. To have your specials and events featured, tag Experience Mount Pleasant on Facebook or Instagram (ExperienceMP) and invite us to co-host your event on Facebook.

Click HERE to read more about the Negate the Wait campaign.
Comprehensive Planning Forum Open House Meeting- June 5

Mount Pleasant is an All-America City Finalist

The Town of Mount Pleasant has been named a top 20 finalist for the 2018 All-America City Award. Next month, a delegation from our community will be traveling to Denver, Colorado to compete for the top award. Help us bring home this prestigious award by following the steps below:
Upcoming Recreation Events

Party in the Park with WEZL- Join us every Tuesday in June after the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market for our favorite summer concert series. Enjoy live music, food, drinks, and more. Park opens at 5 and the music starts at 6!
Developmental Soccer Registration - Registration for U9-U18 Developmental Soccer is just around the corner! For the first time, MPRD will offer U15, U16, U17, and U18 leagues. Registration begins June 3rd and ends June 25th. This popular league will fill up fast, so make sure to set a reminder and have your login information ready!
Mount Pleasant Junior Golf Open - Is there a future golf star in your family? Ages 8-18 are invited to register today for our annual Mount Pleasant Junior Golf Open at Patriots Point Links! Registration closes Thursday, June 7th. Tournament is on Tuesday, June 12th & Wednesday, June 13th.
Court Queens Women's 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament - Join the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department as we host our inaugural Court Queens Women's 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m at the Park West Gym. Registration ends June 15th.

Government Outreach Activities
Mayor at the Market
Throughout the summer, Mayor Haynie will attend the weekly Mount Pleasant Farmers Market to meet with citizens from 4- 5 PM. Check HERE to view upcoming Mayor at the Market events.

Town Administrator's Mobile Office Hours

The next Mobile Office Hours event will be on June 19 , 2018 from 10 -11 am at  Fire Station 3 (355 7th Ave.). 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.
Summer Pond Maintenance Tips
Summer is here which means there is a higher risk for fish kills and algae in our ponds. It is only when rain water picks up nutrients from roads and lawns that it builds-up enough nutrients to grow large blooms or mats of algae; therefore, stormwater ponds develop algae growth mainly in response to the fertilizers and wastes from lawns and paved surfaces.  
How do we prevent this?  Pond maintenance and individual practices can help!  A bubbler in a pond can prevent stagnant water from getting smelly and causing a lack of oxygen.  Properly applying fertilizers and pesticides can lower the amount of nutrients in the pond.  We can all do our part to prevent ponds from becoming polluted.
SAVE THE DATE for November 11th stormwater pond conference hosted by the Clemson extension.
See  HERE for more information about stormwater ponds.
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Mount Pleasant, SC 29464