Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

September 2017
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,

Happy Fall! I hope you and your fantasy football teams are doing well. Along with the start of the season, we have begun work on several major community projects. The Coleman Boulevard Improvement Project began this past month to improve drainage, mobility, and waterline capacity along this major corridor. We appreciate your patience and understanding during construction as we improve this critical area of town.
Another major initiative that we kicked off this month is the Comprehensive Plan update. A Comprehensive Planning forum of 34 community members was selected to provide input on this plan. The work of this forum is important, but equally as important is the community's involvement. Your participation in local government has never been more important than it is now. I encourage you to be heavily involved in the development of the new Comprehensive Plan by attending the monthly meetings and the community open house events. The first open house is scheduled for October 17th at Town Hall. I hope to see you there.
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,


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In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Oct 2: Cops & Kids Pizza Night
Oct 2: Committees of Council meetings
Oct 4: Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee meeting
Oct 5: Special Planning Commission meeting
Oct 5: Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee meeting
Oct 9: OVHD Commission meeting
Oct 10: Town Council meeting
Oct 11: Culture, Arts & Pride Commission meeting
Oct 12: Historical Commission meeting
Oct 15: Children's Day Festival
Oct 17: Comprehensive Plan Open House 
Oct 21: MPPD Reading Patrol
Oct 25: DRB meeting
Oct 26: Park West Blvd. Widening Public Info meeting
Oct 30: BOZA 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.
Comprehensive Plan Open House- Oct. 17th
All community members are invited to attend the Comprehensive Plan Open House at Town Hall on October 17th from 5 - 8 p.m. This event is the first of three open house events that will occur over the next year as the new Comprehensive Plan is developed. Community members can drop-in to ask questions, receive information and provide their input on the new Comprehensive Plan. 

A new webpage has been created to keep you updated on all news related to the Comprehensive Planning Process. Click HERE to view the new site and check back often for updates.
Hurricane Irma Recovery
Though it seems as though everything is back to normal after Hurricane Irma, the truth is that clean-up operations are still underway. Since no declaration of emergency was issued for our area, the Town's 3rd party debris removal contracts could not be activated, so all debris removal must be completed by the Public Services Department staff. These employees have been working very hard since the storm to remove all debris from the community, but the clean-up process is often long and tedious. The Public Services Department provides regular updates on their progress on our website and social media accounts. For more information about the recovery process, click HERE.

A special thanks to all community members for their support during this storm event- especially to our public safety, public services, and emergency management staff.
Children's Day Festival- Oct. 15th
Old and new traditions delight at the 30th Annual Town of Mount Pleasant Children's Day Festival presented by Publix. East Cooper schools will provide fun games & families will enjoy carnival rides, enormous inflatable slides, live entertainment, wall climbing, face painting and many other activities. Admission, parking and all activities are free. Click HERE for more info.
Coleman Blvd. Improvements Begin
The Coleman Boulevard Improvement Project is an important infrastructure project for the Town of Mount Pleasant. Between the increased stormwater and waterline capacities and the mobility improvements, this project represents a true investment in the Town's future.

The project is broken out into several stages of work:
Phase 1: West Bound Coleman
Sept. 2017 - April 2018
Phase 2: East Bound Coleman
April 2018 - Dec 2018
Phase 3: Median Construction
Dec 2018 - May 2019
Phase 4: Final Paving
May 2019 - Aug 2019
For more information about this project, visit us online or contact our Transportation Construction Liaison Officer, Ed Barbee.
Upcoming Recreation Events
Recreation Report
  • Register for the Old Village Harbor 5K! Race in the only 5K held in historic Mount Pleasant. Join us Saturday, November 11. $25/advanced registration includes t-shirt $30/day of. Register HERE! 
  • Interested in becoming a lifeguard? The Recreation Department is hiring! And if you need to become certified, MPRD offers courses as well. For more information, visit or call 843.884.2528.
Upcoming Events
  • Sock Hop (Grades 4-5): October 6, 5:30-8 p.m., Park West Gym, $6/person
  • Halloween in Old Village (Ages 2-5): October 27, 12-1:30 p.m., G.M. Darby Building,  FREE
  • Halloween in Park West (Ages 2-5): October 27, 12-1:30 p.m., Park West, FREE
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 October 9, 2017  from 7:30 - 8:30 AM at  the Café in East Cooper Medical Center (2000 Hospital Dr.) in Mount Pleasant. 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 Mobile Office Hours event will be on October 17th from 10 - 11AM. 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.
Town Anchor Award Winners 2017
This year for Business Appreciation Week (September 25-29), the Town of Mount Pleasant partnered with the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce and the Moultrie News to honor Town businesses with outstanding customer service through Town Anchors, a community-sourced awards program. Businesses were nominated online by the community, and the nine businesses with the most votes, fitting the program criteria, were selected.
Congratulations to the 2017 Town Anchors:
  • Glasspro
  • AgentOwned Realty
  • Tidewater Pharmacy
  • Pitt Street Pharmacy
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Hilton Garden Inn Mount Pleasant
  • Charleston Water Taxi
  • South Carolina Federal Credit Union
  • Royall Ace Hardware.
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Mount Pleasant, SC 29464