Thursday, August 8, 2013
Q. Has the town considered putting left turn signals turning onto Ben Sawyer from Rifle Range and McCants? Today I was the fifth car back on Rifle Range turning left onto Ben Sawyer and it took me three light cycles. - Joe Pierpont, Mount Pleasant
A. “The town will perform a protected left-turn warrant analysis and install the new phasing if warrants are met.” - Brad Morrison, Director of Transportation, Town of Mount Pleasant
Q. There is an abandoned boat just off the road on Midtown Road between the Medical University of South Carolina facility and Watermark Boulevard. Can someone remove it? It has been there for more than 90 days. - Mike Collins, Mount Pleasant
A. The boat is on private property so it is a private matter. It is in the process of being removed according to Central Mount Pleasant representative Mills Buxton.
Q. Are they planning to replace the palms that were in front of the SouthTrust Bank on the corner of Houston Northcut and Highway 17? More palms are also needed on the approach to Houston Northcut from the bridge. This stretch of highway may look nice now, but will be desolate and downright depressing after all of those deciduous trees lose their leaves in the fall - hardly the impression that we want to make on our town’s most critical gateway. - Tara Noone, MD, Mount Pleasant
A. “There are no additional palms planned for these areas. The landscaping plan was designed by a landscape architect with lots of involvement from the Town of Mount Pleasant. I believe the plantings will provide for a pleasing appearance throughout the year.” Steve Thigpin, Charleston County project manager