Mount Pleasant Magazine Jan/Feb 2022

44 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com departments, as well as twice being named an All America City. But he said the town can’t rest on its laurels. His hopes for the future include new money for the town, obtained not by increasing its current low property taxes but through the rentals of its superb athletic fields for hosting large soccer and lacrosse events. His desire is that some of these new funds will be allocated in partnership with Roper Hospital to build an additional senior center, to be located in the rapidly expanding northern reaches of the town. Santos has been recognized for his support in developing youth recreational opportunities in Mount Pleasant, receiving a number of awards. He serves on the Council’s Health, Recreation and Events Committee, the Public Services Committee and the Finance Committee, and he chairs the Bids and Purchases Committee. During his long tenure, Santos was instrumental in acquiring the property for Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, as well as obtaining $5.2 million in funds for Phase Three of the park. Another of his accomplishments on Council is the acquisition of 100 acres of land along Hobcaw Creek for the town’s Open Space Foundation. Santos has also been involved in developing projects to stem flooding problems on Coleman Boulevard and in the Old Village, as well as in the Snee FarmWatershed. Now that the new Town Council is up and running, let’s wish them much success in helping Mount Pleasant remain a great place to live and work. feature Gar y Santos . Make some room in your closet and make some cash! BRING US YOUR LUXURY ITEMS SHOP & CONSIGN TODAY! 624 LONG POINT RD. BELLE HALL SHOPPING CENTER @butterflyconsignmentboutique FOLLOW US FOR DAILY FABULOUS FINDS: MOUNT PLEASANT (843)884-8577 As Local as they come! Knowledgeable, Trustworthy & Committed to You. The Dawson Team “Don is a blessing” -M. Wall “I loved working with Rees” -C. Lanning (843) 514-0452