Town Administrator's E-Brief

 

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

October 2018
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,
 
The weather is finally getting cooler, but our events and activities around town are heating up for the holidays. Fall is a great time to get out and join us for  programs and events such as the Old Village Harbor 5K and the Senior Center 10 Year Anniversary and Open House. As we enter the Thanksgiving holiday season, I would like to take this time to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving on behalf of the Town of Mount Pleasant. We are grateful to live and serve in such an incredible community.
 
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

Nov 5: Committees of Council meetings
Nov 7: Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce After Hours at Town Hall
Nov 8: Mount Pleasant Senior Center 10 Year Anniversary Celebration/Open House
Nov 8: SC Sea Grant Be.Flood.Ready
Nov 8: Historical Commission meeting
Nov 10: Old Village Harbor 5K
Nov 12: Old Village Historic District Commission meeting
Nov 13: Town Council meeting 
Nov 14: Culture Arts & Pride Commission Meeting
Nov 14: Planning Commission meeting 
Nov 19: BOZA meeting  
Nov 28: DRB meeting
Nov 30: Sock Hop

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
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Apply today to serve on one of Mount Pleasant's volunteer boards or commissions. Vacancies on the following boards/commissions exist:
  • (1) Historical Commission vacancy
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.
Town Hart Art Program
The Town of Mount Pleasant is accepting submissions for its new Town Hall Art Program, which is an expansion of the Mayor's Office Art Program.

Each selected Mount Pleasant artist will have their artwork showcased throughout the halls of Town Hall to be viewed for three months by citizens and community leaders.
View the Latest on Transportation Projects!
Click  HERE for the latest on transportation projects throughout the Town of Mount Pleasant.

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 www.tompsc.com and subscribe to our calendars, notifications, meetings, job openings, and more!
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.
MPFD Offers Fire Prevention Tips
The Mount Pleasant Fire Department is urging all residents and business owners to follow these simple tips to help prevent fires. Watch as MPFD Chief Mixon describes what you should do to stay safe at home and to help keep fires from starting.
 
Featured Capital Project of the Month
Carolina Park Recreational Complex Phase 2


Click HERE to learn more about this exciting project.
 
Upcoming Recreation Events
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!
 
November 8:Thomasena Stokes-Marshall Senior Center 10 Year Anniversary and Open House| 11 AM - 2 PM | Mount Pleasant Senior Center | Free!
Join us for the Mount Pleasant Senior Center's 10th Anniversary Celebration and Open House! There will be free food, live music, demos, giveaways, and more. This event is free and open to the public. Come celebrate with us and see what the Mount Pleasant Senior Center has to offer! Read more here.
  
November 10: Old Village Harbor 5K | Alhambra Hall | Register now!
Join us for the only 5k road race located in the Old Village. The event will have a USATF Certified course with clearly marked mile markers and a clearly marked course. The OVH 5k event is also one of the few dog and stroller friendly 5k races. The race starts and finishes at the historic Alhambra Hall overlooking the Charleston harbor. After the race stay for a while and relax with family and friends enjoying the after party with music and refreshments.
  
November 30: Sock Hop (Grades 4-5) | 5:30-8 PM | Park West Rec Complex Gym | $6/person
Grades 4-5 are invited to dance the night away at this popular MPRD event. MPRD staff will chaperone and a DJ will provide the music. Concessions will be available. Advance registration only (available for all seven sock hops). No registration taken at the sock hop.

Coaches needed!
We need coaches for our youth basketball leagues. For more information, please email recreation@tompsc.com
 
Government Outreach Activities
Town Administrator's Mobile Office Hours
 

The next Mobile Office Hours event will be on  November 27, 2018 from 10 -11 am at  the Thomasena Stokes-Marshall Senior Center (840 Von Kolnitz Road). 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.
Coleman Traffic Pattern Change
The Town of Mount Pleasant shifted the traffic pattern to the opposite side of Coleman Boulevard this past week between the intersection of Fairmont Avenue/Shem Drive to Simmons Street. As we continue working on this important capital improvement, please keep in mind the following project information:
  • The lane shift will require the removal of the existing traffic lane markings and new traffic lane markings installed.
  • The far right east-bound straight/right turn lane coming off the Shem Creek Bridge on Coleman Boulevard to Mill Street during Stage 2 construction will be changed to right turn only during this phase of construction.
  • Access to Wilden Street will be past the traffic signal from the right thru traffic lane.
Please use extra caution during this change of the traffic pattern. The above schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions. "Let 'em work, let 'em live".

Questions: Contact Ed Barbee at ebarbee@tompsc.com or call (843) 640-2422. Read more project info HERE.
Stormwater Updates- 2018 Pond Conference
The 2018 Charleston Area Stormwater Pond Management Conference will provide a forum to share the latest research, resources, and tools for pond management for the Lowcountry community. The agenda includes plenary sessions, a research showcase and Q&A session, concurrent sessions in the afternoon, and Vendor Showcase and Ask-An-Expert tables. Conference format is divided into two specialized tracks and designed for the pond owner or professional manager needs.
 
This conference qualifies for 1 CCH in Category 5 toward a SC pesticide license.   
  • November 14, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM 
  • Trident Technical College
  • The College Center at the Complex for Economic Development
  • 7000 Rivers Avenue, Building 920, North Charleston, SC 29423
Who Should Attend?
  • Pond owners
  • Homeowner association representatives or property managers
  • Pond management professionals
Cost:
  • General Registration: $30
  • Exhibitor Registration: $80 (includes two registrations and table in the Vendor Showcase)

To register or find out more info, visit: www.ashleycooper.org.  

Registration closes November 7, 2018. 

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