Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

November 2016
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,

On behalf of everyone here at the Town of Mount Pleasant, I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! The holiday season is full of events and activities for everyone to enjoy. Please continue reading the sections below to learn more about the latest news, project updates, and holiday offerings from the Town of Mount Pleasant. 
There are several upcoming meetings and events scheduled for December, 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
Nov 30: Commercial Design Review Board meeting
Dec 1: ATAC meeting
Dec 5: Committees of Council meetings
Dec 8: Historical Commission meeting
Dec 8: OVHD Commission meeting
Dec 12: OVHD Commission meeting
Dec 13: Town Council meeting
Dec 17: MPPD Reading Patrol
Dec 19: Housing Task Force Committee meeting
Dec 19: BOZA meeting
Dec 21: Planning Commission meeting
Dec 28: Commercial 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 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:


1. Historical Commission seat

Learn more & apply today HERE!
Shem Creek Fisheries Saturday Fish Market
Shem Creek Fisheries launched a Saturday Fish Market at the Farmers Market Pavilion on Coleman Boulevard. Purchase fresh and local seafood from Shem Creek based fishermen from 9 - 3 PM every Saturday through December.
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
SC Hwy 41 Widening
Widening SC Highway 41 is the top legislative priority for the Town of Mount Pleasant. SC-41 is a State-owned two-lane, undivided arterial route and designated hurricane evacuation route.
For more information about the Hwy 41 Widening Project, please view the latest Project Fact Sheet or visit our CIP webpage.

Construction of turn lanes at Highway 41 and Joe Rouse Road to improve traffic at that intersection and allow increased "green light" time on Highway 41 are also included in the Town's CIP. Visit the CIP webpage for more information.

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!

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 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.

Park West Blvd. & Bessemer Rd. Roundabout

Mayor Page and Town Council recently celebrated the opening of the newest roundabout in the Park West subdivision, and highlighted progress made on the Town's Capital Improvement Program. The project was completed with the combined efforts of the Mount Pleasant Transportation Department, Mount Pleasant Waterworks, Gulfstream Construction and Stantec, with a total cost of $1.6 million in infrastructure funding.

Click HERE to read more about this capital project. 

Shem Creek Park Updates
Shem Creek Park Phase 3 includes a modification to the existing bridge structure over Shem Creek to accommodate bike facilities (marked or sharrows) and a protected/wider/safer pedestrian walkway or multi-use path. Click HERE to view  a video of the conceptual design for Shem Creek Park Phase 3 or visit our CIP website for more project info.Take a stroll on the  Shem Creek Park Boardwalk and learn about the history and ecology of Shem Creek while taking in the scenic views.
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  December 12, 2016 at  Charleston Café located at1039 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.  from 7:30 - 8:30 AM.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 December 20, 2016 from 10 - 11 am. Location details will be forthcoming. 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.
Clean Yards = Clean Creeks
Do your part to help protect our waterways. Please put pet waste in its place. Remember to scoop it, bag it, and can it every time. Click  HERE to learn more about how you can help protect our waterways.
Business Development Updates
New Business Development & Tourism Website Unveiled Committed to business development and tourism, the Town of Mount Pleasant recently launched, a brand-new website for businesses, visitors and residents alike.The new site features the many ways in which we invite you to Come On Over to visit, live, work, and play in the Town of Mount Pleasant. Check out the new site by clicking HERE.
Is Your Business Town Proud?
Mount Pleasant's Town Proud program helps residents, visitors, and business owners identify local businesses that are rooted here and make our coastal community so unique and resilient by diversifying our economy. By recognizing these businesses, we celebrate and promote the character, flavor and culture of this place we call home.

Local businesses should be recognized for the investments they make into our local economy. In appreciation of their contributions to our community, the Town of Mount Pleasant is thrilled to provide the Town Proud Program.
Click HERE to learn more!
2016 Holiday Event Weekend
Celebrate the holidays with the Town of Mount Pleasant! For more information about the 2016 Holiday Weekend, please click HERE.
Recreation Holiday Offerings
The Mount Pleasant Recreation Department has something for everyone this holiday season! Click HERE to learn more about the family-friendly special events, camps, and activities planned for the season. Find what moves you this holiday season with Mount Pleasant Recreation! #InMotion
New Accommodations Tax Funding Process
The Town of Mount Pleasant's application process for accommodations tax funding will change December 1. To better assist and support community organizations, the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee modified the award process to reflect the Town of Mount Pleasant's budget cycle. For projects occurring July 1- December 31, 2017, the application will be available December 1, 2016. For projects occurring January 1- June 30, 2018, the application will be available July 1, 2017.

Click HERE to learn more about this new process.
Produced by the Town of Mount Pleasant Executive Programs Office
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Mount Pleasant, SC 29464