Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

October 2019
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,
2019 is going by quickly and before we know it, the holidays will be here along with all our favorite special events celebrating this wonderful time of the year. Before we get to that point, we will welcome some new council members after the election on November 5th. The new Town Council will be sworn into office and assume their responsibility at the November 12th Town Council meeting. Please join me in thanking Council members Bob Brimmer, Kevin Cunnane and Jim Owens for their dedication to our town. These three council members have opted not to run for re-election and we wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors. 

In news around the town, we are now accepting applications to the brand new Youth Council. Applications are available online until November 30th. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview in December for a start date in January 2020. This is a great opportunity and we encourage all high school aged citizens to apply. 
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 4: Committees of Council Meetings
Nov 11: Old Village Historic District Committee meeting
Nov 12: Town Council meeting
Nov 13:  Culture Arts & Pride Commission meeting
Nov 13:  Design Review Board Meeting
Nov 14: Historical Commission meeting
Nov 20: Planning Commission meeting
Nov 25: Construction Board of Adjustments meeting
Nov 25: BOZA 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 Vacancies
Apply today to serve on one of Mount Pleasant's volunteer boards or commissions. Vacancies on the following boards/commissions exist:
  • Old Village Historic District Commission
  • Design Review Board (Landscape Architect and At-Large member)
  • Construction Board of Adjustments (2 seats)
  • Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee (Hospitality seat)
Click  HERE to learn more and to apply.
Save the Date for Holiday Events
  • Holiday Farmers Market - Dec. 7th
  • Christmas Light Parade- Dec. 8th
  • Mayor's Music & Art Holiday Event- Dec. 19th
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!
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 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.
Recreation Department Earns National Accreditation
On Monday, Sept. 23, the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department joined the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This distinguished accomplishment was awarded during the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD.

Click HERE to read more about this prestigious honor. 
Calling All High School Students - Apply For the New Youth Council
Calling all high school aged citizens in Mount Pleasant. Applications for the brand new Youth Council will be available online in mid-October. The goal of the youth council is to better our town by gaining a new perspective of what needs to be done to foster an inclusive community for our teens, and to give students who aren't of voting age, a way to voice their opinion. The overall mission is to empower the youth to make decisions and lead change about topics important to them. Applications will be due back in November 2019. Click HERE to learn more.
Senior Center Open House

Upcoming Recreation Events
November 15: Sock Hop | Grades 4-5 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Park West Gym |$6/person
    • MPRD staff will chaperone while the kids dance the night away to the DJ's music! Concessions will be available for purchase.
    • Advanced registration only - none will be taken at the door. (Activity #116641-03)
November 7: Senior Center Open House | All Ages | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Senior Center | Free
    • Stop by the Senior Center on Thursday for light refreshments, demos, and information on our offerings!
Check out our holiday brochure
    • Interested in fun holiday activities and events? Click here to view the brochure digitally.
MPRD is upgrading our registration system
    • Our upgraded registration system requires us to create a new database. If you've ever registered with MPRD before, simply click here to fill out our information form and you'll be all set for our next registration period.
Government Outreach Activities
Town Administrator's Mobile Office Hours

Join our Town Administrator for an informal meet & greet at the next Mobile Office Hours event on November 19, 2019  from 10 - 11 AM at the R. L. Jones Center (391 Egypt Rd).  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.
Monthly Stormwater Tip- Litter is Scary, Put it in its Place

Litter is Scary!
What could be more terrifying than litter and garbage clogging our waterways and endangering our beautiful wildlife?! The statement 'Litter Trashes Everyone' couldn't be more true. We want to keep our communities clean and healthy and getting rid of litter is a key part of that. Last year litter cleanup events removed over two tons of litter from our community! But the best way to fight litter is to not do it in the first place! Be mindful of how you dispose of your trash and always recycle when you can. Help put litter in its place!
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Mount Pleasant, SC 29464