Chapin Town Hall

Mayor's Message


During the Town’s Planning Commission meeting, held on Tuesday, we introduced our new Director of Planning and Zoning, Nathan Powell.  In his new role, Mr. Powell will be responsible for ensuring a professional and timely review of proposed construction and development plans.  He will be instrumental in planning for future growth and, if necessary, he will provide valuable input into any potential ordinance development. As Director, he will work closely with the Planning Commission and the Architectural Review Board to promote public health, safety, appearance, and the general welfare of the community.
Nathan Powell

The position has been vacate since January of this year and one team member in particular has carried the most burden. Julie Hammond has been doing a phenomenal job temporarily working in the position until a full time hire could be identified. I would like to express my gratitude to Julie for a job well done and my admiration for her professionalism and sacrifice during this time. We are very grateful to have Mr. Powell join the team and we look forward to working with him in future weeks. Mr. Powell will officially join the Town of Chapin as an employee on May 30.
Yesterday as Town employees and elected officials we took time to recognize and honor those brave men and women that have fought for our country’s freedom and made the ultimate sacrifice. With Memorial Day around the corner we gathered for a pot luck style lunch. It was a great time for fellowship and most importantly remembrance. Town hall will host the American Legion for their annual Memorial Day ceremony and reception. The event will starting promptly at 10:00 am and is open to the public. It is a great way to pay tribute to our fallen heroes.

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer where many citizens like to take advantage of the warm weather and all that Lake Murray has to offer. I encourage our community to enjoy this time with family and friends but to do so safely.  Please be vigilant in your efforts to reduce accidents and exercise good decision making. More than just an excuse to have a BBQ, this special day is set aside to remember those that have provided selfless service and sacrificed their lives so that we may enjoy our many freedoms.
Please honor their memory this weekend and have a safe and enjoyable holiday.  

Best Regards,

Mayor David Knight

Town Highlights

I have received a number of concerns regarding the future SC Department of Transportation projects that will affect the Chapin community. In order to address those concerns we have reached out to several of the representatives involved in the projects. We will continue to keep the public aware of any future developments. If you would like to familiarize yourself with some of the potential changes please visit

Carolina Crossroads
Located in the heart of South Carolina, the Carolina Crossroads I-20/26/126 Project is the number one interstate priority for South Carolina.

I-26 Widening - MM 85 to MM 101
Widening Highway I-26 from approximately 1.6 miles west of the SC 202 (Exit 85) interchange to approximately 0.4 miles west of the US 176 (Exit 101) interchange.

S-48 (Columbia Avenue) Corridor Improvement Project in Lexington County
Plan to make improvements to the S-48 (Columbia Avenue) Corridor in order to provide traffic congestion relief from the I-26 and S-48 interchange to the S-48 / S-51 (Amicks Ferry Road) / US 76 (Chapin Road) intersection located in down town Chapin.


DHEC Awards Environmental Laboratory Certification Program

In accordance with State Regulations, the Town of Chapin Wastewater Treatment Plant received certification through 2021. This certification indicates the laboratory's adherence to prescribed methodology, quality control, record keeping and reporting procedures. 

Upcoming Events

Farmers Market

Chapin Downtown Farmer's Market

The Chapin Downtown Farmer’s Market will be held Saturday, June 2 from 9:30 am-1:00 pm on Clark Street. The event offers a unique experience to interact with local farmers and artisans. Based on vendor feedback and discussion with local merchants, we decided to alter the hours of operation for the June 2nd market. The new hours will allow for food trucks and a better window of opportunity for our citizens to attend. With even more vendors than last month you won't be disappointed.

Labor Day Festival

Chapin Labor Day Festival

With more than 22,000 people attending the largest event of the year for Chapin is the Labor Day Parade and Festival. We’ve already begun the planning process and are full steam ahead on the coordination efforts. Our committee meetings are held the first Thursdays of the month from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the Town Hall Community Room. If you are interested in joining the committee please email Additional information can be found on our website.

Upcoming Events

May 28- American Legion Memorial Day Ceremony and Reception Town Hall (10:00 am)
June 2- Chapin Farmer’s Market (Clark Street 9:30 AM)
June 14- Sizzlin' Summer Chamber of Commerce Business Expo Mid Carolina Country Club (5:30 pm -7:00 pm)

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