Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

May 2019
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,
Summer is officially here and with it comes some of our favorite past times and events. I encourage you to save the date for the 15th Annual Sweetgrass Festival, which will be held later this summer at our Memorial Waterfront Park. Until that time, you can enjoy Shaggin' on the Cooper, Party in the Park, the weekly Farmers Market and more. 

The start of summer also marks the beginning of hurricane season and while it isn't a pleasant topic, it is always best to be prepared with a plan for you and your family. Keep reading below for more resources and stay tuned for more tips and info from our Emergency Management Office throughout the season. 
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 3: Committees of Council Meetings
June 4: Committees of Council
June 4: Farmers Market  
June 10: OVHDC Meeting
June 11: Town Council meeting
June 11: Farmers Market
June 12:  Culture Arts & Pride Commission meeting
June 12: Special Planning Commission Meeting for Short Term Rental Ordinance
June 12: Shem Creek Advisory Committee meeting
June 13: Historical Commission meeting
June 18: Farmers Market
June 19: Planning Commission meeting
June 24: Construction Board of Adjustments meeting
June 24: BOZA meeting
June 25: Farmers Market Meeting
June 26: Design Review Board 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:
  • Design Review Board (Landscape Architect)
  • Cultural, Arts & Pride 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!
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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.
SAVE THE DATE: 15th Annual Sweetgrass Festival

SAVE THE DATE for the 15th Annual Sweetgrass Festival on July 13th at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.Click HERE for more event info. 
Hurricane Season Begins June 1st: Are You Prepared?

Hurricane Season begins June 1st. Do you and your family have a plan? Click HERE to review the Hurricane Preparedness Playbook from FEMA and learn how to best prepare for a storm. 
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 and read the data and opportunity reports. 

The committee is asking for your feedback on three proposed scenarios for their final report. Please submit your feedback by the end of May by clicking HERE.
Upcoming Recreation Events
Every Tuesday in June: Party in the Park | All ages | 6 p.m. | Memorial Waterfront Park | Free!
Listen to national country music recording artists, plus homegrown local artists during this free summer concert series. No coolers, outside cups, or dogs allowed. Clear bags only. Food and beverage available for purchase.

June 18: Junior Golf Open | Ages 9-18 | Patriot's Point Links | $30 for ages 8-12, $50 for ages 13-18
All ability levels can come out and play some golf! Ages 8-12 play 9 holes and ages 13-18 play 18 holes.

June 14: Family Fun Night| All ages | 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Park West Pool | Free!
Calling all friends and family for an opportunity for some swimming fun and relaxation! Floats and water toys are always great additions to this awesome event! The event is free and open to all ages. 

Introducing Challenger Soccer | Register online | Registration opens June 2nd!
Challenger Soccer (Formerly known as Developmental Soccer) is our most competitive program for experienced youth athletes (ages 9-17). This team travels throughout the Lowcountry and competes against other travel club teams within the SCYSA Coastal Region and Open Leagues. It is a more affordable option that includes weekly team practices in addition to technical training.

U9-14 $160 resident/$210 non-resident; U15-18 $210 resident/$310 non-resident
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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 an informal meet & greet at the next Mobile Office Hours event on June 18, 2019  from 7:30 - 8:30 AM at the Saveurs du Monde Cafe off Long Point Road(536 Belle Station 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.
Report Illicit Discharges

Illicit discharges occur when people intentionally and illegally dump pollutants into our stormdrains, stormwater ponds and waterways. Some of the most commonly dumped pollutants are motor oil, paint, gasoline, and yard debris. These pollutants pose serious threats to water quality. If you see any illicit discharges, or other water quality concerns let us know by submitting HERE.

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