Town Administrator's E-Brief


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

September 2019
Dear Mount Pleasant residents and business owners,
Happy Fall! I hope your school year and fantasy football teams are off to a great start. I'd like to take a minute and recognize everyone who worked before, during and after Hurricane Dorian to ensure that our Town was prepared, safe, and back to business as soon as possible. Our debris removal efforts are finishing up, and we appreciate your support as we handle the massive amount of vegetative debris left by the storm. We have a strong and resilient community and I am grateful for the community's efforts in this regard.

We are excited to focus on our community's youth this month with the Annual Children's Day Festival at Park West Recreation Complex on October 20th. We will also soon be accepting applications for the new Town of Mount Pleasant Youth Council. Please keep reading below to learn more about this exciting new initiative.
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

Sept 30: Committees of Council Meetings
Oct 1: Committees of Council
Oct 3: Stockdale St./Park West Blvd. Intersection Improvement Project Meeting
Oct 8: Town Council meeting
Oct 9:  Culture Arts & Pride Commission meeting
Oct 10: Historical Commission meeting
Oct 14: OVHDC meeting
Oct 20: Children's Day Festival
Oct 23: Planning Commission meeting
Oct 28: Construction Board of Adjustments meeting
Oct 28: BOZA meeting
Oct 30: Design Review Board 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
  • Planning Commission
  • Design Review Board (Landscape Architect and At-Large member)
  • Construction Board of Adjustments (2 seats)
Click  HERE to learn more and to apply.
Hurricane Dorian Debris Removal Update
Click HERE to learn the latest about the Hurricane Dorian Debris Removal Updates.
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.
Children's Day 2019

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.
Nominate Your Favorite Business to Become A Town of Mount Pleasant ECO PARTNER

The Town of Mount Pleasant launched a new environment-friendly program - the ECO PARTNER Program. This is a resident-led initiative to recognize businesses that go above and beyond to preserve and protect the environment of Mount Pleasant. A Town-provided window decal will be awarded to nominated businesses that meet the guidelines below.
For a business to become an ECO PARTNER:
  • Must comply with the Environmentally Friendly Packaging Ordinance
  • A resident of Mount Pleasant must nominate the business by posting a picture of the business' packaging; tagging @ExperienceMP and the nominated business on social media while using the hashtag #mpECOPARTNER
  • The Town will mail the window decal to the business along with recognizing them on the @ExperienceMP Social Media platforms as an ECO PARTNER.
  • The business' leaders will be responsible for the placement of the decal 
  •  The Business Development Office will promote this program through social media, a press release, and possible partnerships with local news platforms
Click HERE to see a list of our newest partners!
Upcoming Recreation Events
Sock Hop
October 10, 2019 | 5:30-8 PM | Park West Gym | Grades 4-5 | $6/person | Activity #116640-02.  Dance the night away at one of our most popular events! MPRD staff will chaperone, a DJ will provide music, and concessions will be available. Advanced registration only (no registration will be taken at the door). 

Children's Day Festival
October 20, 19 | 12-5 PM | Park West Recreation Complex | All ages | Free
This free event will have carnival games and rides, inflatable slides, live entertainment, face painting and more! Admission and all activities are free and for all ages.
More Info

Halloween in Park West
October 22, 19 | 12:00-1:30 PM | Park West Recreation Complex | Ages 2-5 | Free
Pull out your best costume and join MPRD in its Halloween celebration! There will be trick or treating, a jump castle, games, crafts, face painting, and refreshments.

Halloween in the Old Village
October 29, 2019 | 12-1:30 PM | G.M. Darby Building | Ages 2-5 | Free
Pull out your best costume and join MPRD in its Halloween celebration! Enjoy trick or treating downstairs, games, face painting, jump castle, and pony rides!

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 October 15, 2019  from 7:30 - 8:30 AM at the Flying Biscuit Cafe (794 Coleman Blvd.).  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- Don't Pour Fats, Oils, or Grease Down Drains

  • Fats, oils and grease can clog pipes when poured down the drain
  • These clogs can lead to sewer overflows which can contaminate our waterways.
  • Don't put fatty food scraps or oil down a garbage disposal.
  • Use a bottle or can to collect FOG's from your kitchen and put them into your household trash.
Click HERE to learn more
Produced by the Town of Mount Pleasant Community & Government Affairs Office
Town of Mount Pleasant | 843-884-8517 |
100 Ann Edwards Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464