Administrator's Greeting |
Residents and Visitors:
The Town continues progress on a number of projects that will both enhance our residents' quality-of-life and our visitors' experiences on the Island. A few of these projects include
1.) BEACH ACCESS PATHS - The Town has improved beach access paths at Stations 18, 19, 24 and 28 by extending existing boardwalks, thanks to grant funding and Council financial support. An additional marked handicap parking space has been added to Station 18 along with improved boardwalk approach from the road. Two (2) beach wheelchairs are available for check-out at Town Hall on a first-come/first serve basis.
2.) ALL WAY STOP - The SC Department of Transportation installed an All-Way-Stop at the intersection of Station 22.5 and Middle Street at the hub of our community commercial district. This All-Way-Stop was installed on a test basis with SCDOT determining whether the stop sign installation will remain.
3.) NEW POCKET PARKS - On May 23, 2012 the Town took steps to conserve marsh views and access to current and future generations. Town Council, in partnership with the Mt. Pleasant Land Conservancy, placed deed restrictions on two Town-owned marsh-front parcels:
(a) Marsh end of Station 19 and Back Street - 3.09 acre field (known as "Old Dump")
(b) Marsh end of Station 9 - 0.48 acres wooded parcel (formerly landing area for Pitt Street Bridge)
The public is invited to visit the natural pocket parks to fish, crab, kayak and enjoy the views.
4.) TENNIS/BASKETBALL COURT REFURBISHMENT - Council awarded a contract to Gulfstream Construction for the tennis and basketball court project. Our aging tennis and basketball courts, located at J. Marshall Stith Park (near 2050 Middle Street and in the Community Commercial District) will soon be refurbished, along with drainage improvements in the area.
5.) TOWN HALL & POLICE DEPARTMENT - Town Hall and the Police Station continue in their temporary location at 2050-B or C Middle Street (trailers behind Fire Station). The consulting firm of Creech Design & Associates was retained by the Town to conduct a municipal space needs study focusing on current and long-term strategies for our municipal facilities. The Town will receive the consultant's final study results in the near future for Council's consideration.
Spring is here and with the warmer weather we welcome more guests to the Island. Visitors, please be mindful of our rules and regulations, particularly on the beach:
- Alcohol is prohibited on the beach and along all Town streets/sidewalks.
- All trash must be taken from the beach with you. We have receptacles roadside at each beach access path for your use.
- All dogs on the Island must have a Town permit. Contact Town Hall at (843) 883-3198 or click here for more information.
- Parking is a challenge during the summer, especially on weekends. Watch for signs regarding restricted parking.
- Our fine restaurants are located next to residences. We appreciate your consideration in returning quietly to your vehicles after visiting our Community Commercial District.
There are signs with this and more information along our beach access paths. Also, our Frequently Asked Questions website page should answer most of your questions. However, please feel free to contact Town Hall (843) 883-3198 if you have any concerns.