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              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 2020-07-11
Posted on Jul 11th, 2020
                         Quick Fact Friday
First European Settlers
Mount Pleasant's first European settlers arrived 340 years ago this past week on July 6, 1680 under the leadership of Captain Florentia O'Sullivan. A decade earlier, Captain O'Sullivan was one of the first English settlers to the colony of South Carolina. He was granted 2,340 acres of land that included Sullivan's Island and the land that would become the Old Village of Mount Pleasant. The earliest known map of the area refers to the area as "Old Woman's Point" and "North Point". In 1696, 51 new settlers, called Congregationalists, arrived. Each family was allotted several hundred acres on land situated between the Wando River, Awendaw Creek, and the Atlantic Ocean. A decade later, the area was named Christ Church Parish.
For more information: Town website: Colonial Era
COVID-19 Risk Assessment Chart
Posted on Jul 8th, 2020
Quick Fact Friday 2020-07-03
Posted on Jul 4th, 2020
                                                   Quick Fact Friday
Independence Day
Happy 4th of July! Did you know that Mount Pleasant boasts four resident signers of the Declaration of Independence? The Mount Pleasant Historical Commission would like to introduce you to our famous forefathers who hailed from Christ Church Parish.
> Thomas Lynch, Jr was born on August 5, 1749 at Hopeswee Plantation in Winyah, Prince Georges Parish. The Lynch family, prosperous rice planters, owned several plantations in the area including land along the Wando River in Christ Church Parish. Lynch Jr. was appointed to the first and second provincial congresses and succeeded his ill father at the Continental Congress signing the Declaration of Independence in his stead. He and his wife, Elizabeth Shubrick, were lost at sea in 1779.
> Charles Pinckney was born in Charleston, South Carolina on October 26, 1757, and died of suspected dropsy on October 29, 1824. He is buried at St. Phillip's Episcopal Church.
Marais in bloom... Enjoy!
Posted on Jun 27th, 2020
Marc Retchin
Marais at Seaside Farms
Kudos to our Marais Landscape Committee!!
A little more than a week ago, the final work related to phase 2 of our landscape redesign project was completed. The last of the new plants were installed, mulch was applied to the new plantings and pine straw was also finished. There are some plant replacements and upgrades that are still to be completed in the center island from phase 1 warranties so that area will look even better than it does now. In my 11 years of owning property in Marais, I don't think the common areas have ever looked better. The attention to design ideas and vendor partnerships that allow us to get the best delivery for a fair price, requires a lot of volunteer time and effort. Concurrent with the landscape redesign, some of them have also been partnering with vendors and agencies on wetland water retention root cause and remedies as well as pond erosion management. Let's recognize Kris Cheeseman, Gloria Wilson, Diane Whittle and Gail Manzella for a job extremely well done!! And a side note of thanks to John Manzella who is chairing the Wetlands Task Force. When COVID-19 and the rain subside, we hope to have more news and some wetlands clean-up activities commence. Great job all! Your contributions and community spirit are so appreciated!!
Marais at Seaside Farms in General
Quick Fact Friday 2020-06-26
Posted on Jun 26th, 2020
Quick Fact Friday
Carolina Day
Did you know more Revolutionary War battles were fought in South Carolina than any other state? On June 28, 1776, America won its first significant battle of the Revolutionary War when a modest force of less than 500 South Carolina troops on Sullivan's Island, under the command of Colonel William Moultrie, defeated a large British invasion fleet.
The British plan called for four warships, including two, fifty-gun, ships-of-the-line, to anchor directly in front of an incomplete American fort of palmetto logs and sand, while three frigates attempted to sail through the harbor mouth toward Mount Pleasant to direct enfilading fire. While the British fleet engaged the Americans on the western end of Sullivan's Island, British General Cornwallis attempted to cross Breach Inlet with infantry to attack from the east. The British met disaster on every front. Breach inlet was not the shallow creek they hoped to march across; and each of three British attacks in flat boats was repulsed by Colonel William "Danger" Thomson and his South Carolina troops. The British had 300 cannons on their ships opposing 31 in the fort. Despite this ten-to-one advantage in fire power, the British shots were absorbed by the fort's walls of palmetto logs and sand. The Americans, short on gun powder, fired cautiously and focused on the two largest ships with great effect. The British frigates that tried to get around the fort were grounded by the outgoing tide. Two were able to retreat, but the third was abandoned by the British and burned. By sunset, after 10 hours of fire, the British called off the attack and withdrew, suffering 220 casualties, compared to 37 casualties among the Carolinians.
Mount Pleasant, SC COVIT-19
Posted on Apr 25th, 2020
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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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