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- Acquisition of land.- Construction of a new facility or an expansion of an existing facility.- A non-recurring rehabilitation or a major repair to all or part of a building or its grounds. This should have a cost exceeding $100,000 and a useful life exceeding 10 years.- Planning, design, or engineering related to a capital improvement or other program.
A Comprehensive Plan is a local government’s guide for decision making. It is created by studying the existing conditions of the Town, debating preferred future alternatives and priorities, and identifying practical implementation strategies to help the Town reach its preferred future goals. There are nine required “elements” that every Comprehensive Plan must address – population, housing, economic development, community facilities, natural resources, cultural resources, land use, transportation, and priority investments. Thus, the Comprehensive Plan touches land development decisions, capital projects, and many other governmental decisions that might impact the future health of the Town. In South Carolina, communities are required to prepare new Comprehensive Plans every 10 years. Considering the tremendous growth that the area has experienced over the past several years, Town Council decided to move the process up a year, to help town government identify and address its greatest needs.
In South Carolina, communities are required to prepare new Comprehensive Plans every 10 years. Considering the tremendous growth that the area has experienced over the past several years, Town Council decided to move the process up a year, to help town government identify and address its greatest needs. The town wants to develop a Mount Pleasant Planning Area citizen-driven plan that is strategic and actionable, and embraced by the community to better manage the pressures of growth.
As a citizen, business owner, or property owner in the Mount Pleasant Planning Area, you have made an important choice to invest in this community. If you like the community the way it is, you should care because change is always happening. If you want aspects of the community improved you have an opportunity to help prioritize the most important projects or areas to address. This is your best chance to have a direct say in what Mount Pleasant looks like in the future.
The planning process is being led by Planning Commission and Town Staff. A Plan Forum – a group of 34 Mount Pleasant Planning Area residents – was established to provide feedback and guide development of the Plan. The Plan Forum will be geographically and demographically representative of the town’s neighborhoods and planning area. They are charged with meeting on a regular basis to guide the planning consultant in the creation of several milestone deliverables and to process and reflect on information and input provided by the broader public at a series of three open house/workshops held over the next year.
We are committed to an inclusive and open process to foster community engagement and action. There will be three series of input opportunities specifically designed for you to share your ideas. Please follow us on facebook and check the project website for the engagement schedule, and online activities. For more information about the Town of Mount Pleasant Planning and Development Department and the Town of Mount Pleasant 2018-2028 Comprehensive Plan, sign up on our Notify Me module and let us bring the information to you. Customize your experience and engage in information you care about!
You are already an expert if you live or work in the Mount Pleasant Planning Area. Who knows the community better than someone who lives or works here?
A comprehensive plan looks at the various aspects of the built and natural environment and the policies the town uses to make development and preservation decisions. The primary themes that are emerging early in the process and serve as a driver for the update are the rapid growth rate the town has experienced, and the impacts of that growth on our roads, schools, public services and other infrastructure like sewer and water. The state requires certain elements of a comprehensive plan including: land use, transportation, economic development, natural resources, cultural resources, population, housing, community facilities, and priority investments to coordinate financial decisions with the recommendations of the comprehensive plan.
A Long Range Transportation Plan will be developed in concert with the Comprehensive Plan. The project team will be starting this effort with an assessment of existing traffic conditions and other mobility options in the Town. Looking ahead to the future, the team will be working together to identify transportation solutions collaboratively with the land use planning effort to make sure the appropriate improvements and projects are identified to support the growth and development throughout the Town of Mount Pleasant Planning Area. All modes of transportation will be included: autos, trucks, bicycles, transit, and walking. Additionally, the transportation plan will include a review of the traffic operations in the Town. This means we will be looking at signals, signage, and relative solutions to improve mobility.
First continuance request: A return email will advise if the request has been granted. There may be insufficient time to process a request received within 48 hours of the court date which would result in the case going forward as scheduled.
Second continuance request: All requests for a second or subsequent continuance will be ruled on by the judge on the court date if received within 48 hours of the court date. If the request is denied at that time, your case will go forward as scheduled. If your request is granted, the new court date and time will be mailed to you at the address on file.
Depending on your property's flood risk, you may be federally required to have flood insurance for your property while it is under a loan. The amount of flood insurance coverage required is determined by the National Flood Insurance Program. Even if you are not required to have flood insurance, it is a good idea to consider adding it to your insurance policy.
Although flooding, tropical weather, and winter weather are common hazards in the Low Country, it is important to consider other types of emergencies and disasters. Natural, technological and intentional hazards have the potential to impact our area. You can help prepare yourself and family by making and emergency plan and family communicaitons plan. You can also build emergency kits to store in your home and car. See our website for Individual Preparedness to learn more.
An Emergency Operations Center is a place where coordination of information and resources occurs in order to support an emergency or disaster response. The Town's EOC is located at Town Hall, and will have representation from fire, law enforcement, medical services, public services and others as needed.
Resilience refers to our capacity as individuals, communities, government, businesses, and organizations to withstand, adapt, and even thrive despite stressors and shocks associated with a changing frequency of adverse weather, disasters, and chronic coastal hazards. Resilience requires a strategic and coordinated approach for everyone involved. The Town incorporates resiliency considerations into our day to day culture and decision making.
EarthquakeA sudden slipping or movement of a portion of the earth’s crust, accompanied and followed by a series of vibrations.
EpicenterThe place on the earth’s surface directly above the point on the fault where the earthquake rupture began. Once fault slippage begins, it expands along the fault during the earthquake and can extend hundreds of miles before stopping.
FaultThe fracture across which displacement has occurred during an earthquake. The slippage may range from less than an inch to more than 10 yards in a severe earthquake.
MagnitudeThe amount of energy released during an earthquake, which is computed from the amplitude of the seismic waves. A magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter Scale indicates an extremely strong earthquake. Each whole number on the scale represents an increase of about 30 times more energy released than the previous whole number represents. Therefore, an earthquake measuring 6.0 is about 30 times more powerful than one measuring 5.0.
Seismic WavesVibrations that travel outward from the earthquake fault at speeds of several miles per second. Although fault slippage directly under a structure can cause considerable damage, the vibrations of seismic waves cause most of the destruction during earthquakes.
The USGS focuses their efforts on the long-term mitigation of earthquake hazards by helping to improve the safety of structures, rather than by trying to accomplish short-term predictions.
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Heat Index:A number in degrees Fahrenheit (F) that tells how hot it feels when relative humidity is added to the air temperature. Exposure to full sunshine can increase the heat index by 15 degrees.
Heat Cramps: Muscular pains and spasms due to heavy exertion. Although heat cramps are the least severe, they are often the first signal that the body is having trouble with the heat.
Heat Exhaustion: Typically occurs when people exercise heavily or work in a hot, humid place where body fluids are lost through heavy sweating. Blood flow to the skin increases, causing blood flow to decrease to the vital organs. This results in a form of mild shock. If not treated, the victim’s condition will worsen. Body temperature will keep rising and the victim may suffer heat stroke.
Heat Stroke: A life-threatening condition. The victim’s temperature control system, which produces sweating to cool the body, stops working. The body temperature can rise so high that brain damage and death may result if the body is not cooled quickly.
Sun Stroke: Another term for heat stroke. FEMA
Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition. Older adults, young children, and those who are sick or overweight are more likely to succumb to extreme heat.
Conditions that can induce heat-related illnesses include stagnant atmospheric conditions and poor air quality. Consequently, people living in urban areas may be at greater risk from the effects of a prolonged heat wave than those living in rural areas. Also, asphalt and concrete store heat longer and gradually release heat at night, which can produce higher nighttime temperatures known as the “urban heat island effect.”
Flash Flood Watch: Flash flooding is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground; listen to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
Flood Warning: Flooding is occurring or will occur soon; if advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
Flash Flood Warning: A flash flood is occurring; seek higher ground on foot immediately.
Outbreaks of influenza in animals, especially when happening simultaneously with annual outbreaks of seasonal influenza in humans, increase the chances of a pandemic, through the merging of animal and human influenza viruses. During the last few years, the world has faced several threats with pandemic potential, making the occurrence of the next pandemic a matter of time.
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It is important to have public participation because the decisions being made today are complex and they are tremendously impactful to both current and future generations in Mount Pleasant. It is imperative that citizens are aware of the decisions we face and that they have a say in shaping the future of their community.
After brief introductions, citizens are asked to share their thoughts on what is important to them. They are encouraged to ask questions and suggest ideas. Town officials share information about upcoming projects, major challenges, and opportunities for public participation.
This small group format allows for more in-depth discussion in an informal setting. It provides citizens with another opportunity to give their input and receive a response beyond public hearings and Town Council meetings.
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For residential lots, only trees 16 inches in diameter (measuring trunk 4 1/2 feet from the ground) require a permit from the Town of Mount Pleasant. Residential trees that are exempt from a permit are those under 16 inches in diameter as well as the following tree species: pine, sweet gum, callary pear, river birch, mimosa, chinaberry, Chinese tallow, camphor tree, and white poplar trees. Trees located within special buffer areas, critical areas, easements, or rights-of-way may be protected regardless of size or species.
Yes. The permit can be issued to you as the owner or for a contractor who is licensed to work in South Carolina. If you live in the Old Village Historic District, additional approval from Planning and Engineering or the Old Village Historic District Commission will be necessary before a permit can be issued.
Yes. The Town allows accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in most residential zoning districts. Please call the Planning & Engineering Division at (843) 884-1229 to verify that there are no restrictions on your property and an ADU can be constructed on your property. Size, location, occupancy, and other requirements may be found in Zoning Code Section 156.110 & 156.111. A building permit application must be submitted to the Building Inspection Division. The application will be reviewed and approved by both the Building Inspections and Planning and Engineering Divisions before a permit is issued.
If you are looking for the recorded plat for your property, please contact the Charleston County RMC Office at (843) 958-4800. If you are looking for a site plan showing your house on the lot, please contact the Permitting Office of the Building Inspection Division at (843) 884-5184. If you are looking for an aerial view of an area or a zoning map, please fill out a map request or contact the Planning Department at (843) 884-1229..
Only trees 16 inches in diameter (measuring trunk 4 1/2 feet from the ground) require a permit from the Town of Mount Pleasant. Trees that are exempt from a permit are those under 16 inches in diameter. All pine, sweet gum, callary pear, river birch, mimosa, chinaberry, Chinese tallow, camphor tree, and white poplar trees are not protected species unless they are in a buffer, critical area or right-of-way.
Recycling is provided by the County in accordance with state regulations. Check the County's Web site and the State DHEC's web site for answers! Charleston County Recycling can be reached at (843) 720-7111.
Call the Public Services Department at (843) 849-2022 or use our "Report a Concern" feature!
Please visit our waste management pages to get the answers you need. We will post holiday schedules on the event calendar, answer your frequently asked questions, and provide general information about our services! Our Sanitation administrative office is available at (843) 849-2022.
The Town cuts grass on most primary roadways - only. Some roads are on a maintenace schedule while others are cut on an as needed basis. We do not cut grass in subdivisions. Report an area to the Public Services Department at (843) 849-2022.
Mosquito Control services are provided by Charleston County. Please contact Mosquito Abatement at (843) 202-7880 or for more information visit the
To be added to the Town’s bid list, please register via the Town’s new procurement portal for vendor registration and procurement opportunities. Click below for the link to the
To use our online registration program, you must have previously
registered for an activity with the Mount Pleasant Recreation
Department. If you are a new member, you will need to
stop in one of our Recreation Centers to get registered. *Refer
to #3, “Walk-in.”
If you do not remember your user name or password, click on
“Forgot Password” and follow the directions. Your user name
and password will be emailed to you in two emails.
We recommend perusing the brochure and choosing your
activities prior to logging in. Note the activity number assigned
to each activity, as it will be helpful when registering. Mount
Pleasant Recreation Department only accepts VISA and
MASTERCARD. No discounts are given online.
Registration dates are set in advance and subject to change.
Refer to our website, information sheets or call for an update.
How to register online:
1. Go to www.mtpleasantrec.com/register
2. Enter your user name and password
3. Select category
4. Click on the cart icon next to the activity
5. “Enroll Now”
(the button will appear at the very bottom of the screen)
6. Select a household member to enroll
7. “Add to Cart”
8. Enter your payment information
Anyone and everyone, regardless of ability, may register for a
program through the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department.
All Recreation Department buildings are accessible to all
persons. Those needing special assistance should notify the
center in advance.
As a member of the Mount Pleasant Tennis Complex you may reserve tennis courts free of charge up to 48 hours in advance by calling 843-856-2162 or by emailling Shelli Davis at email@example.com. As a non-member of the facility, you may reserve a court the day of for a small fee.
The cost is $125 per year for Mount Pleasant Residents and $250 for non residents.
The Mount Pleasant Senior Center hours are as follows: 6:00a.m. - 7:00p.m Monday - Thursday 6:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. Friday 6:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. Saturday
MPRD TENNIS COURT FEES
Hard Court = $3 resident/per player, $6 non-resident/per playerClay Court = $6 resident/per player, $12 non-resident/per player
Court reservations are for 90 minutes
If necessary, all lights will be turned on fifteen (15) minutes after the stated times and the clean-up time frame will begin immediately. The renter has two (2) hours after the event to clean and remove equipment.
Lakeside Pavilion - All rentals end at midnight with one (1) hour to clean up following the event.
New Year's Day Martin Luther King DayGood FridayMemorial Day Fourth of July / Independence DayLabor DayThanksgiving Day and the day after ThanksgivingChristmas (dates to be determined)
Holidays are also posted on the Public Services and Town Calendar, which you can subscribe to! Go to the Calendar!
Check our Current Collection Schedule
Please contact the sanitation office at (843) 849-2022. There are many reasons why we may have not made a collection! We may have been by early and your container was not out, You may have had non-collectable debris, We may have had a route change that missed you by accident!
Our collection services begin at 7:00 am. Your garbage container may not have been at curbside at that time or there may have been items in your container that we must collect separately. Please contact our sanitation office to discuss your circumstances (843) 849-2022.
Contact our sanitation office at (843) 849-2022 - We can repair your container with... New Wheels New Latches New Handles *Please note we do not provide cleaning services for smelly containers. Containers should be cleaned with soap and water by the homeowner. Please put the wash water onto a dirt or grass area - but do not pour it down the storm drain (stormdrains flow to the marsh or your neighborhood pond).
Yes, the 90 gallon container is standard, but we can exchange it for a 65 gallon container! Please call our sanitation office at (843) 849-2022 to make arrangements!
Please check with your neighbors first to see if they grabbed it by accident. If it does not turn up, you will need to file a report with our Police Dispatch department at (843) 743-7200. The Police will give you an incident number. Call our sanitation office (843) 849-2022 with the incident number and we will be able to issue you a new container.
Recycling is managed by the County in accordance with state regulations. Check the County's Web site and the State DHEC's web site for answers! Charleston County Recycling can be reached at (843) 720-7111.
Charleston County has several area drop sites. They also have larger convenience centers. The nearest centers are Romney Street (just over the Ravenel Bridge) and in Awendaw call (843) 928-3860. The landfill is located on Bees Ferry Road in West Ashley. Household Hazardous waste should be taken to this site for proper disposal. You can contact the landfill at (843) 763-8564 for hours and directions, call Charleston County recycling at (843) 720-7111, or for more information visit the
Help protect our local waterways from pollution - Make sure oil and gas oil mixtures never go down the storm drain!
New Year's Day Martin Luther King DayGood FridayMemorial Day Fourth of July/ Independence DayLabor DayThanksgiving Day and the day after ThanksgivingChristmas (dates to be determined)
Holidays are also posted on the Public Services and Town Calendar, which you can subscribe to!Go to the Calendar!
New Years Day Martin Luther King DayGood FridayMemorial Day Fourth of July/ Independance DayLabor DayThanksgiving Day and the day after ThanksgivingChristmas (dates to be determined)
In addition, the rain picks up large and small pieces of pollution off of the ground and carries it to the system outflows (our creeks and marshes). We are now tasked to prevent pollution from occurring or capture the pollution and treat the water before it leaves our system.
These operations require funding. Collectively all property owners in the town pay a small fee to maintain the larger municipal system.
Generally our sinkholes are isolated to an area right next to the pipe. These holes are usually only a few fee wide and deep, unlike sinkholes in Florida that are caused by limestone erosion. Areas of concern should be reported for investigation and routing the the right agency.
The easement owner has the right to enter your property to inspect their system and perform maintenance of their system. Certain restrictions may prohibit property owners from building in these areas or restrict landscaping or fence placement. If the area needs to be dug up - the easement owner does not have to replace anything that the property owner puts in that area.
If the ditch is collapsing, or has filled in with dirt the problem can be reported to the town. Staff will investigate and determine which agency owns the ditch and submit a service request for he property owner. Generally the repair work consists of digging out the ditch to the correct depth.
New systems installed since September 2007 are required to conduct annual inspections, conduct routine maintenance and submit an annual report to the town's water quality staff.
The town provides only a limited amount of sandbags on a first come first serve basis - only if a hurricane is forecasted for our area. W will place pallets of bags out a several locations around town 48 hours prior to landfall. We cannot guarantee that bags will be available to specific homes and we do not offer delivery or pick-up services.
If you are draining the de-chlorinated water from the pool (not the filter backwash) - this can be sent to the public storm drain - try to avoid pumping right before, during, or after rain events!
This guide explains the basic residency, registration, identification, and absentee voting requirements for student voters in each of the 50 states and the D.C. Student Voting Guide
Visit our "Residential" page to find out more information on the Storm Drain Marking Program and other volunteer activities through the Water Quality division. You can also contact our NPDES coordinator at 843-849-2022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Water Quality division can tailor their presentation to your needs, whether your focus is water quality, stormwater policy, household BMPs, construction permitting, or other. Presentations may include lectures, informational brochures, hands-on activities, and more and are designed to reach a variety of audiences and ages. Please contact the Town's NPDES Coordinator to coordinate a presentation at your venue. You can reach us by phone at 843-849-2022 or by email at email@example.com.
2012 Permit requirement 2.4.2
A. If you previously received authorization to discharge for the current phase of your Project under the 2006 CGP, you shall be granted coverage under the 2012 general permit as long as your construction site complies with Section 3.1.1.F of the new permit. There will be no additional fees associated with an extension of coverage for existing sites under the new general permit. However, SCDHEC may, at its discretion, require an Applicant to confirm their intent to be covered under this new permit following its effective date. Should confirmation be requested and not provided within 30 calendar days from the date of the written request, coverage under the new general permit will be terminated. Should a site with terminated coverage be determined not to be finally stabilized or construction continues; the Owner/Operator must submit a new NOI, Comprehensive SWPPP, and all other required information, under Section 2.3 of this permit, along with appropriate fees. All construction activities must cease, except for those required to stabilize the site, until authorization to discharge may be granted.
B. All projects that received permit coverage under the 2006 CGP must modify their current SWPPP, as required by Section 3.1.1.F, and any SWPPP changes must be implemented no later than six (6) months following the effective date of the new permit.
C. For projects covered under the 2006 CGP, any individual or group that has signed a Co-permittee Agreement may continue to conduct work as a Co-permittee as long as the project’s coverage remains active and under the control of the operator to whom coverage was originally granted. SCDHEC Stormwater Permitting
All SWPPPs associated with coverage approvals under the 2006 CGP, where coverage has not been terminated, will have to be updated in accordance with Section 3.1.1.F.I. Upon request, the Permittee shall make the updated SWPPP available for review by DHEC, MS4, or other local review entities. Any SWPPP changes must be implemented no later than six (6) months following the effective date of the new permit.
I. The SWPPP approved for coverage under the 2006 CGP, will have to be revised to meet the following requirements in order to come into compliance with this permit:
(a). 3.1.1.H.V.(h) – Record Keeping. An appendix must be added to the SWPPP to track the progress, compliance, modifications, and those associated with the construction site.
(b). 3.2.10 – Non-Numeric Effluent Limits. Site-specific procedures and information must be included within the C-SWPPP that addresses all applicable Non-Numeric Effluent Limits, which would not significantly impact the approved design (i.e., would not be considered a Major Modification per Section 3.1.7.C of this permit). This would include, but is not limited to, any addition/relocation of erosion control BMPs, changes to internal drainage patterns, limiting the amount of disturbed area allowed at any given time, minimizing steep slopes, enhancing the stabilization of steep slopes, preserving topsoil, minimization of exposed construction debris, and restricting the use of the additional prohibited discharges listed in Section 3.2.10.E of this permit.
(c). 4.2.B – Frequency of Site Inspections. All references to construction site inspection frequencies that are greater than once every calendar week must be revised to meet this weekly inspection requirement.
(d). 4.2.D - Rain Gauge. A rain log must be added as an appendix of the SWPPP.
(e). 4.2.H - Inspection Records. An inspection log must be added as an appendix of the SWPPP. 2012 SCDHEC Construction General Permit
The Town will be updating the Town's project review process shortly and will post information on how and what to submit. SCDHEC 2012 Construction Permit web pages.
Clearing and Grading permit applications are availabe at the "Forms" page. Remember to have your SWPPP inspector inspect the site and sign the application prior to submitting to the Town. Submit all Clearing and Grading applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Clearing and Grading Inspector will contact you to coordinate an inspection date and time.