Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

October 2017
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,

Our work here at the Town continues with several major capital projects including improvements to Coleman Boulevard, new Town Hall Phase 2, Park West Blvd. Widening and more. Additionally, the Comprehensive Plan Forum is continuing their work on developing the Town's next 10-year Comprehensive Plan. The recent open house meeting to collect public input for this plan was well attended, but if you couldn't make the meeting, you still have the opportunity to share your input via public survey. Keep reading below to access the survey.
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, 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
Nov 1: Shem Creek Bike Lanes Public Meeting
Nov 4: The Mac Off
Nov 6: Committees of Council meetings
Nov 11: Old Village Harbor 5K
Nov 13: OVHD Commission meeting
Nov 14: Town Council meeting
Nov 15: Culture, Arts & Pride Commission meeting
Nov 18: MPPD Reading Patrol
Nov 20: BOZA meeting
Nov 28: Workforce Housing Committee Meeting
Nov 29: DRB meeting

Join Our Team- We're Hiring!
Apply today to join our team and help build the best community in the country. EOE
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 slated to begin in April. The capital improvement project will replace about 7,500 signs over the next five years, or roughly 1,500 signs per year. 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.
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
View the Latest on Transportation Projects!
Click  HERE for the latest on transportation projects throughout the Town of Mount Pleasant.
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.
Coleman Blvd. Improvements Website
The Coleman Boulevard Improvement Project is now underway. Stay up to date on the latest project news and events by checking out the new Project Website. The site will be updated regularly with additional news, as it becomes available.
Welcome new Planning Director, Jeff Ulma
We are pleased to welcome Mr. Jeffery G. Ulma as the new Director of Planning and Development to the Town of Mount Pleasant. Mr. Ulma brings over 35 years of local government planning experience to the job, including serving the past 21 years as the Planning Director for Cary, North Carolina.
Click  HERE to learn more about our new Planning Director!
Comprehensive Plan Survey
Calling all Mount Pleasant residents!  Help guide the development of our upcoming Comprehensive Plan by taking our online survey. This survey will be open until November 17, 2017.
The information we collect here will be used to help identify our priority issues and priorities in the new Plan. The intent is to create a Plan that embodies the priorities of the citizens of Mount Pleasant. There are challenging issues to be addressed, and your feedback and input are critical.
Upcoming Recreation Events
Recreation Report
  • Registration for Winter Basketball ends November 6th. Sign up your kids now for a fun season with MPRD. Register HERE.
  • Looking for something fun for your kids to do over Thanksgiving break? Sign them up today for our festive camps and classes.
  • Christmas will be here before you know it! Register today for holiday classes & camps through the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department
Old Village Harbor 5K- November 11, 2017
Join us for the only 5K road race held in historic Mount Pleasant. Presented by Lucey Mortgage, this beautiful race throughout the Old Village is one of the only pet-friendly and stroller-friendly 5Ks in the area. Register today HERE .  Early registration is $25 before November 6 and includes a T-Shirt. The registration fee for military members is $20. Late registration (and day of) is $35 and begins November 7. A t-shirt cannot be guaranteed for late registrants. 
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

There will be no Coffee with the Mayor event this month. Please check back next month.

Town Administrator's Mobile Office Hours

The next Mobile Office Hours event will be on  November 21st from 10 - 11AM at Fire Station 2 (393 Egypt Rd.). Additional event 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.
New Town Hall Phase 2
As part of the new Town Hall construction, crews are currently completing Phase 2 of the project. This phase includes the demolition of all remaining old buildings, construction of parking lots and stormwater facilities, and construction of a public park at the front of the site. We estimate this final phase of the project to completed by the end of the year.

During construction of Phase 2, parking on-site is limited to the parking lot behind the new Town Hall. During the day, overflow parking is available at Cinebarre. During the evening, extra parking is available at the adjacent Sundrops Montessori School.

For those accessing the Town Hall Track/Field, please reference the following parking and access map.

Produced by the Town of Mount Pleasant Community & Government Affairs Office
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Mount Pleasant, SC 29464