Thursday, January 11, 2018

Town Employee of the Month



We want to congratulate Pfc. Jones on being named the Town of Mount Pleasant's Employee of the Month!

Pfc. Jones was on patrol when she observed an elderly person who had wandered from her home, fell, and became incapacitated. Pfc. Jones summoned medical assistance and then located a family member to let them know what had happened. It was determined that the person had been down on the sidewalk for about 4 hours on a cold night. Pfc. Jones' diligent patrol and quick response spared the woman further discomfort and potentially saved her life!

Monday, January 8, 2018

2018 Special Olympics Polar Plunge

 
 
 

Registration Begins –10:30 AM 
Plunge Party – 10:30-noon 
Polar Plunge –noonish 
Plunge party continues 

Take a chilling plunge into the Atlantic Ocean to benefit Special Olympics South Carolina. 

In South Carolina, over 26,000 persons with intellectual disabilities benefit from the opportunity to participate in Special Olympics. The organization receives no federal funding and relies on private and corporate support as well as the efforts of hundreds of volunteers to provide services at no cost to the athletes and their families. 

Come join the fun individually or as a team of friends, family, or co-workers! Everyone who participates in the plunge ($50 donation minimum) earns a commemorative Plunge T-shirt and tickets for free food and drinks. Other gifts awarded as well, based on the amount of your donation or the money you raise. Plunge party includes fun for all ages, plungers and spectators alike. Party includes food, music, games and door prizes. Plunge merchandise will be available. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics South Carolina. 

Anyone interested in participating or supporting our efforts can visit: 
https://www.firstgiving.com/so-sc/2018-i... 

For more information contact Deputy Chief Stan Gragg of the Mount Pleasant Police Department at 843-884-4176 or 
843-534-6504 or sgragg@tompsc.com.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Town Offices Will Remain Closed Jan. 5 Due to Severe Winter Storm Hazards


By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Town of Mount Pleasant Communications Officer
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (January 3, 2018 - Update 4:38 p.m.) – Town of Mount Pleasant emergency and essential personnel have launched initial recovery efforts following Winter Storm Grayson, while continuing to address expected hazardous road conditions overnight and into Friday afternoon. Due to these continued concerns regarding severe road conditions, the Town of Mount Pleasant will suspend normal operations and remain closed on Friday, January 5. Police, Fire and Public Services personnel as well as administrative staff will continue to work Friday and through the weekend to restore road conditions and ensure public safety. All normal Town operations will resume on Monday, January 8. The Town continues to urge residents to stay off the roadway as temperatures are expected to plummet during the evening causing the road surface to freeze and turn to ice.
For more information about Mount Pleasant’s emergency preparedness visit us online at www.tompsc.com, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or call (843) 884-8517.

Police Chief Urges Caution

Police Chief Urges Residents to Exercise Extreme Caution on the Roadways


By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Town of Mount Pleasant Communications Officer
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (January 4, 2018) - Mount Pleasant Police Chief Carl Ritchie is urging residents of Mount Pleasant to stay home tonight as public safety staff continues to mitigate the ice impacts of Winter Storm Grayson. "A National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for our area until tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. and calls for extreme caution on our roadways," he said "Despite a bit of melting today, temps will quickly fall below freezing this evening and overnight. Any wet stops on the roadways will refreeze, causing treacherous travel conditions due to black ice. Avoid travel if possible! If you must travel , slow down and keep food and water in your vehicle in case of emergency." 
If you must travel:
  • Always wear a seat belt.
  • Slow down. Slower speeds, slower acceleration, slower steering and slower braking all are required in winter driving conditions.
  • Drop it and drive. Put down the handheld devices.
  • Avoid using cruise control in snow and ice.
  • Watch out for black ice on roads that appear clear but can be treacherous.
  • Be especially careful approaching intersections, ramps, bridges and shady areas. All are prone to icing.
  • Carry a cell phone and a car charger in case of emergency.
For more weather-related information, check out the MPPD Twitter feed, Facebook, and municipal website at www.tompsc.com.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Town Update




Town Offices Will Remain Closed Tomorrow, January 4, Due Winter Storm Conditions

By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Town of Mount Pleasant Communications Officer
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (January 3, 2018 - Update 4:38 p.m.) – The Town of Mount Pleasant facilities will be closed Thursday, January 4, as the impacts of Winter Storm Grayson are felt through the Lowcountry. The Town is expected to resume normal scheduled activities as early as Friday, January 5. The Town will inform the public accordingly.
The Emergency Operations Center was activated at 6:00 a.m. today and moved to OPCON level 3 at 2 p.m., in a full emergency response to the winter storm. All emergency personnel and operations will remain active during the weather event.
The Town has announced the following closures and cancellations
  • The Mount Pleasant Municipal Court will be closed Thursday, January 4, 2018. All cases will be rescheduled. The court office, once reopened, will send out notification via mail with the new scheduled court date and time.
  • Trash and garbage pickup will be cancelled for the rest of the week. Waste Management Division will resume normal collection activities effective Monday, January 8.
  • The Planning Committee of Council scheduled for today, January 3, will be rescheduled for Friday, January 5 at 10:30 a.m. View the Calendar at www.tompsc.com.
  • The Fire Committee of Council meeting scheduled for tomorrow, January 3, will be rescheduled for Monday, January 8 at 9:00 a.m. View the Calendar at www.tompsc.com.
  • All Recreation activities are postponed. Stay tuned at www.rainedout.com.
For more information about Mount Pleasant’s emergency preparedness visit us online at www.tompsc.com, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or call (843) 884-8517.

Trash Update


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Town Closures, Cancellations

By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (January 2, 2018) – The Town of Mount Pleasant facilities will be closed Wednesday, January 3, due to the expected snow and ice impacts of Winter Storm Grayson. The Town is expected to resume normal scheduled activities as early as Thursday, January 4. The Town will inform the public accordingly. The Emergency Operations Center will be activated at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3. All emergency personnel and operations will remain active during the storm event.
Please note the following changes to regularly scheduled town activities:
• Due to inclement weather the Mount Pleasant Municipal Court will be closed Wednesday January 3, 2018. All cases will be rescheduled. The court office, once reopened, will send out notification via mail with the new scheduled court date and time.
• Trash and garbage pickup schedule: Tuesday route will be collected on Thursday, Wednesday route will be collected on Friday and Thursday route will be collected on Saturday.
• The Planning Committee of Council scheduled for tomorrow, January 3, will be rescheduled for Friday, January 5 at 10:30 a.m. View the Calendar at www.tompsc.com.
• The Fire Committee of Council meeting scheduled for tomorrow, January 3, will be rescheduled for Monday, January 8 at 9:00 a.m. View the Calendar at www.tompsc.com.
• All Recreation activities are postponed. Stay tuned at www.rainedout.com.
For more information about Mount Pleasant’s emergency preparedness, follow us at www.tompsc.com, on Facebook or Twitter, or call (843) 884-8517.