Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

October 2016
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,

I am pleased to provide you with this month's E-brief, full of the latest news and updates from the Town of Mount Pleasant. We are moving into our big holiday season with events and activities for the entire family to enjoy.
We have much to be grateful for in this community and as we begin preparations for the Thanksgiving holiday, I can't help but express my utmost appreciation for the many public employees, community advocates, and courageous citizens for their assistance during Hurricane Matthew. I would like to report that, overall, our town suffered only moderate damage from the hurricane due to the diligence of our citizens in making their own preparations, as well as the hard work and commitment of public employees. Please keep in mind, that while most of us here in Mount Pleasant have moved on from the hurricane, many of our neighbors have not and will not for some time. We are working hard to complete debris removal and assess the impact to our stormwater system, but these actions will take time. The most work-intensive part of any natural disaster, no matter the impact, is the clean-up. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to restore our town.
There are several upcoming meetings and events scheduled for November, 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
Oct 31: Committees of Council meeting
Nov 8: Town Council meeting
Nov 10: Historical Commission meeting
Nov 14: Old Village Historic District Commission meeting
Nov 15: Shem Creek Task Force meeting
Nov 16: Planning Commission meeting
Nov 19: MPPD Reading Patrol
Nov 21: Housing Task Force Committee meeting
Nov 21: BOZA meeting
Nov 30: Commercial Design Review Board meeting

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. Commercial Design Review Board (Landscape Architect)


2. Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee (Lodging Representative)

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!
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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.
Hurricane Matthew Debris Removal Update
We are working very hard to collect all storm debris from neighborhoods as quickly as possible. The Town contracted with AshBritt to assist the Mount Pleasant Public Services Department in collecting and disposing of storm debris. The
Cities of Greer, Anderson and Rock Hill, SC, as well as Anderson County, SC have also sent crews to assist with the cleanup. Our team is working seven days a week in multiple zones across the town to get the job done. We appreciate our citizens' patience and understanding as we work to remove the vast amounts of debris. To expedite the removal process, please assist our crews by consolidating debris piles with neighbors, if possible, and moving the piles away from structures such as fire hydrants and mailboxes. To stay up to date on the debris removal process, as well as where crews will be working, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or sign up for our Notify Me service.

Online Municipal Court Payments Now Accepted

The Town of Mount Pleasant Municipal Court is now accepting online payments for most traffic citations. Click HERE to learn more.
New Town Hall Construction Update
View the latest construction update on the new Town Hall HERE.
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  November 14, 2016 at  Burtons Grill located at 1218 Belk Dr, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 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 at the Park West Activity Building (1251 Park West Blvd. )
from 10 - 11 am on November 15, 2016.
 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.
SAVE THE DATE: Upcoming Stormwater Workshops
Click on the links below to sign up and learn more about the upcoming stormwater management training events.

Business Development Updates

Business Guide Now Available

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 Fall. 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
Produced by the Town of Mount Pleasant Executive Programs Office
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100 Ann Edwards Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464