Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

November 2018
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,
It's the most wonderful time of the year in Mount Pleasant. On behalf of Mayor Will Haynie and Mount Pleasant Town Council, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. This month is packed with holiday events for the entire family to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Christmas Light Parade, the Holiday Market, and many more. I've also heard that Santa is making a few early stops in town this year, so keep reading below to find out where you can catch him before Christmas Day.
As a reminder, this month's regularly scheduled Town Council meeting on December 11th will be held offsite at the Park West Gym. The meeting time is still 6pm.
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

Dec 3: Committees of Council meetings
Dec 4: Comp Plan Forum Meeting
Dec 7: Holiday Puppet Sing-A-Long
Dec 10: Old Village Historic District Commission meeting
Dec 11: Town Council meeting @ Park West Gym 
Dec 12: Culture Arts & Pride Commission Meeting
Dec 13: Historical Commission meeting
Dec 14: Santa's Christmas Party Marionette Show
Dec 14: Dive-in Movie (Elf)
Dec 17: BOZA meeting 
Dec 18: Visit with Santa (Park West) 
Dec 19: DRB meeting
Dec 19: Planning Commission Meeting
Dec 20: Visit with Santa (Old Village)
Dec 24 & 25: Town administrative offices closed

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:
  • (2) Commercial Design Review Board Vacancies [ Registered Landscape Architect & Professional Engineer/Licensed General Building Contractor]
  • (1) Culture, Arts & Pride Committee Vacancy
  • (1) Historical Commission vacancy
  • (2) Old Village Historic District Commission Vacancies
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.
2018 Holiday Event Guide
The 2018 Holiday Brochure is here! Click here  to find out what holiday camps, events, sports, and performances your children can participate in this year!
December 7: Holiday Puppet Sing-A-Long  | 10:00 a.m. show | G.M. Darby Building | $3/person
Sing along with the puppets as they celebrate with fun, cheerful winter holiday songs!
December 8: Holiday Market & Craft Show | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Farmers Market Pavilion | Free!
Enjoy all of the goodies from our traditional food market as well as handcrafted gifts created by local artisans. Get your holiday shopping done while enjoying live music, children's activities, and a surprise visit from Santa!
December 9: Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade  | 5:30 p.m. | W Coleman Blvd. | Free!
Brilliantly lit floats and community groups will march down Coleman Boulevard as the Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade sets sail to the delight of thousands of residents and visitors. The parade will start at Mill St. traveling south and ending at the intersection of Coleman Blvd. and Patriots Point Rd. Visit our website for more information!
December 14: Santa's Christmas Party  | 10:00 a.m. show | G.M. Darby Building | $3/person
Settle in for a fun marionette show featuring Santa, Jack Frost, an ice skater, and Frosty the Snowman!
December 14: Dive-In Movie (Elf) |6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | R.L. Jones Pool | Free!
Join us for a free holiday dive-in movie at the R.L. Jones Center pool! To celebrate the holiday season, we'll be showing one of our very favorites, Elf (rated PG)!
December 18: Santa Visits Park West | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Park West Program Building | Free!

December 20 : Santa in the Old Village  | 12:30- 1:30 p.m. | G.M. Darby Building | Free!
Children will enjoy Christmas music, games, crafts, a jump castle and, of course, a visit with Santa himself. Bring your cameras to get that special photo with Santa.
Featured Capital Project of the Month
Shem Creek Park Phase 3

Click HERE to learn more about this exciting project.
Upcoming Recreation Events
Upcoming Youth Athletics Registration Dates:

  • Track & Field Beginner (Ages 5-14): Registration 12/23 - 1/7
Government Outreach Activities
Town Administrator's Mobile Office Hours

The next Mobile Office Hours event will be on December 18 , 2018 from 10 -11 am at  Fire Station #1 (974 McCants Dr.). 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.
Meet Our New Business Development Manager
The Town of Mount Pleasant is pleased to introduce Mr. John Holladay as the new Business Development Manager. John joins the Town's team with plans to support the existing business community and recruit new businesses to the area. John received his Bachelors degree from Clemson University and his MBA from the University of South Carolina. He brings over 20 years of experience to the job. He lives in Mount Pleasant with his wife and four children. Welcome, John!
To learn more about the Town's business activities and resources, please click HERE.
Recycle Your Oyster Shells
Are you planning to host an oyster roast for your holiday guests? If so, please consider recycling your oyster shells to help with reef rehabilitation.

Did you know: Though South Carolina waters produce thousands of bushels of oysters a year, only 10% of South Carolina harvested oyster shells are recycled and put back into our waters (SCDNR, 2011). By recycling oyster shells at your event, you can help promote oyster growth, establish habitat and support local, commercial shellfish harvesting.

Click HERE to learn about how you can easily recycle shells leftover from your holiday parties and events.

Art on the Half Shell- Now Accepting Submissions
The Town of Mount Pleasant is accepting submissions for its new Art on the Half Shell project, which will feature four-foot fiberglass oyster sculptures painted by local artists. Presented by the Town's Culture, Arts and Pride Commission, this project will debut with five sculptures at Memorial Waterfront Park. The goal is to feature the art throughout town as an additional way to foster community pride through the arts while also promoting local artists and Mount Pleasant's unique creative community. 
Click HERE to learn more about this exciting program.
Produced by the Town of Mount Pleasant Community & Government Affairs Office
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100 Ann Edwards Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464