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Welcome to our Marais PropertyOwnersAssociation website.  
              MaraisPOA Board of Directors and Committee Goals
  • Consistent and fair adherence to covenants and bylaws.
  • Maintain the financial health of our POA
  • Maintain and enhance the aesthetics of Marais.
  • Protect the property values of our homes.
  • Foster community spirit and cooperation in Marais.
Marais Board & committees respect the entire POA, don't play favorites and welcome constructive feedback and new ideas.
          Being on the board or committees at Marais;  Requires a time commitment, an understanding of our covenants and bylaws and know that your decisions and actions will sometimes not please everyone. But, know that the people on the board and committees of the MaraisPOA take on this obligation because they love living in Marais and take pride in our community. They also enjoy helping people and deserve the greatest appreciation and support of our entire association. Thank you,
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Quick Fact Friday 2020-08-07
Posted on Aug 8th, 2020
Quick Fact Friday
The Origin of "Hungry Neck"
Hello Mount Pleasant! Happy August! One of our residents was curious about the origin of the name "Hungry Neck" Boulevard. Thanks to Lowcountry historian Suzannah Smith Miles, we have some interesting historical clues to consider.
The term 'Hungry Neck' shows up in writing as a place name for Mount Pleasant as early as the 1850s. Charleston historian Samuel Gaillard Stoney said that the name 'Hungry Neck' was given to the lands east of the Cooper River because the soil was too sandy to grow good crops. However, the late Milby Burton, former director of the Charleston Museum, thinks the name came from a 19th century plantation called Starvegut Hall on the Wando River (now part of the Dunes West subdivisions)...Starve-gut and Hungry Neck...interesting.
Quick Fact Friday 2020-07-31
Posted on Aug 1st, 2020
                                                                   Quick Fact Friday
Scanlonville, Riverside Beach, and Remley Point Cemetery
Scanlonville is a quiet marsh-front community located on the corner of Seventh Avenue and Mathis Ferry Road. Established after the Civil War, this community enjoys a rich heritage spanning over 100 years. After the war, many former slaves began to establish their own farms and businesses. The development of Scanlonville is one such enterprise. In 1868, freedman-carpenter Robert Scanlon purchased the 614-acre Remley's Plantation that was bordered by the Charleston Harbor and the Wando River.
Scanlon founded the Charleston Land Company offering $10 shares to 100 African-American men to purchase large tracts of land. The land was divided into two-acre farm lots and half-acre town lots. By 1870, former slaves who desired to own land could purchase town or farm lots. The Charleston Land Company and the development of Scanlonville is one of four known cooperative ventures between African-American freedmen.
            Image Credit: Town website: Scanlonville
Quick Fact Friday 2020-07-24
Posted on Jul 24th, 2020
                                                Quick Fact Friday
The U.S. Gullah/Geechee Corridor
Did you know Mount Pleasant is part of a federally designated Cultural Heritage Corridor? These areas combine natural, cultural, historic, and scenic resources to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape arising from patterns of human activity shaped by geography. There are 40 such cultural corridors acknowledged by Congress for their capacity to tell important stories about our nation. The national designation of a Corridor helps to preserve folklore, arts, crafts, and music. It is also an important aid in identifying and preserving sites, historical data, artifacts, and objects for the benefit and education of the public.
Designated by Congress in 2006, the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor extends from Wilmington, N.C. in the north to Jacksonville, FL in the south. It is home to a remarkable American culture known today as Gullah/Geechee, which reaches back into the seventeenth century.
COVID-19 Risk Assessment Chart
Posted on Jul 8th, 2020
Mount Pleasant, SC COVIT-19
Posted on Apr 25th, 2020
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*** 2020 Garbage & Trash collection...
Posted on Dec 31st, 2019
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2020 Marais Regime Fee Increase
Posted on Nov 24th, 2019
Go to Members section; POA Operations/Reports; Financials; to view,
                               2020 POA regime fee increase effective January 1, 2020 
Quick Fact Friday 2019-11-08
Posted on Nov 8th, 2019
                           Quick Fact Friday
The Battle at Hog Island
This Monday commemorates the 244th anniversary of the Battle for Hog Island. Hog Island was the name of what is now known as Patriots Point. As relations between the British government and South Carolina colonials deteriorated through the summer of 1775, colonists seized Fort Johnson from British control on September 14 of that year. Royal Governor William Campbell then dissolved the Commons House of Assembly and fled to the 16-gun HMS Tamar, anchored in Charleston harbor. Along with other British warships in the outer harbor, the Tamar harassed and seized merchant ships coming to Charleston, prompting the Provincial Congress to purchase the merchant schooner, Defense, and convert her into the first warship of the South Carolina Navy.

Why recycling efforts are getting trashed CBS News
Posted on Apr 1st, 2019
Mount Pleasant Police Department
Posted on Jan 13th, 2017
Inspector Chip Googe, Mount Pleasant Police Department AGENCY
   Did you resolve to stay connected to your police department this year? You
   can keep that resolution by following us on:
Twitter - @mountpleasantpd 
Instagram - mountpleasantpolice
Periscope - @MountPleasantPD 
Blog - www.mppdnews.blogspot.com 
                                     Mount Pleasant Police Crime Reports
Mount Pleasant, SC website
Posted on Nov 23rd, 2016
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Thank you for naming Charleston, South Carolina the No. 1 City in the World!
Posted on Jul 7th, 2016
Charleston, South Carolina has been voted the No. 1 City in the World and No. 1 City in the U.S. and Canada in the Travel + Leisure 2016 World's Best Awards! We extend a sincere thank you to everyone who voted. 
Town of Mount Pleasant
Posted on Jun 28th, 2016
Marais NEW Property Management Contact as of 2/1/16
Posted on Jan 22nd, 2016
MARAIS REGIME FEES:  Please make regime 2016 checks payable to;
(843) 881-5459
Marais Property Management Contact;
Property Management Services
1340-G Ben Sawyer Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 881-5459, Fax: (843) 881-5616
Management Contact: Lona Vest, Contact Email: lona@charlestonpms.com



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