Ironic Timing for Drain Chatter
The timing could not be more relevant for this continuing drain issue plaguing the Old Village of Mount Pleasant. Regardless of how hard Irma hits us, the City of Mount Pleasant still has a lot to think about while moving forward with remedying this nagging drain problem. Along with the tides, the storm water fees are likely to rise as our vulnerable area continues to work towards results. Every home in Mount Pleasant could see an increase of $25 in their storm-water fees to help pay for nearly 900 properties that are affected by the outdated drainage system in the Old Village. Though town council understands the severity of this ongoing and worsening problem, they have not yet acquired the proper funding to pay for the improvements necessary. It's estimated that they city will need to come up with about 9 million dollars to address the storm drain issue with another 16 million needed for future proceedings. This acquisition of funds decision could take months, but it’s likely that this topic will be heavily addressed in the public, town hall, budget meeting in January. Many town council members, along with several OVMP residents have claimed that the storm water damage is getting worse. Many parts of the Old Village are extra vulnerable due to the systems predating modern engineering. Only time will tell where our beloved neighborhood will stand and how additional funding will be raised, but one thing is for sure, Hurricane Irma is certainly complication this ongoing disaster. For more information on Old Village news, real estate inquiries and all things Old Village, contact Pat Gallant at 843-790-4PAT!