Chapin Town Hall

Mayor's Message


As many of you have heard, Preston Baines tendered his resignation on Wednesday evening from the Chapin Town Council. We want to wish him the best in his future endeavors.
Due to the vacancy, there will be a Special Election held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, for electing one (1) Council Member for an unexpired term. Citizens desiring to be candidates may file at the Lexington County Registration and Elections office located at 605 West Main St, Suite C, Lexington. 
In order to qualify as a candidate for office and have his or her name placed on the ballot; one must be a resident of the Town of Chapin and be a qualified elector.  The filing fee for this office is $25.00. Checks or money order made payable to the Town of Chapin. Books will be open for filing at noon June 29, 2018 and remain open during regular business hours.  The Statement of Intention of Candidacy must be filed with the Lexington County Voter Registration, no later than 12:00 noon July 9, 2018.
Town residents desiring to vote in the upcoming election must be registered by August 12, 2018.  Application must be post marked no later than August 13, 2018.  To register, update voter registration, or obtain information on absentee ballots, please contact the Lexington County Board of Voter Registration and Elections at 785-8361.
As a reminder, there will be a Public Information Session with the lead project managers for the I-26 Widening project and the S- 48 corridor project as well as representatives from Department of Transportation and Lexington County during the Planning Commission Meeting on June 26 at 1:30 pm at Town Hall.
I feel strongly that as the town progresses it is important for citizens and business owners to be aware of potential impacts. This event will create an opportunity for a more thorough explanation of the project’s effects and proposed improvements. We welcome all of our citizens and business owners to attend.
Best regards,
David Knight

Town Highlights

Water Rate

City of Columbia Rate Increase

Chapin Town Council is considering a water rate increase that will be consistent with the rate increase currently being considered by the City of Columbia. The Town of Chapin purchases most of its water from the City of Columbia. Final action will be taken by Chapin Town Council on July 3, 2018, after the City Council has finalized the rate change to be imposed on Chapin customers.

Reducing Waste by Repurposing Environmental Materials

During the construction of the Town’s new Wastewater Treatment Facility there were a number of trees that had to be removed. The Utility department in conjunction with the Public Works group developed a plan to mulch as much of the material as possible and use it in the Chapin community. The area around the I-26 interstate had gotten overgrown and unkempt over time. By repurposing the mulch we drastically changed the landscape and overall look of the bridge. 


Lexington Leadership County

The Leadership Lexington County (LLC) program is for new and rising stars in the county that show great leadership potential. Our Finance Director, Laura Culler, is a member of the Class of 2018. Each year the class identifies a service project that gives participants an opportunity to positively impact an area of need identified during a previous phase.

This year’s class project is the Scooter Scott Project which supports Lexington County adults and students working toward their GED. The LLC Class is working to provide a new bus that would be compliant with Jacob’s Law and 12 new laptop computers. Laura has volunteered her own personal hours to help tutor students working towards their GED. We are proud of the work this group is doing in our community.

Upcoming Events

Farmers Market

Chapin Downtown Farmer's Market


Due to the success of the Chapin Downtown Farmer's Market the Town of Chapin will be hosting a small farmstand in the parking lot of the 100 block of Clark Street from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm on the third Thursdays of the month.

The first Farmstand will be held Thursday, June 21. The Farmstand will feature the following local vendors and is meant to be a quick grocery stop.

-Bowers Farms
- Westridge Farms
- Countryside Creamery
- Lane Specialty Garden

The Chapin Downtown Farmer’s Market will return Saturday, July 7. We have limited space available. The Saturday Market features kid’s activities, food trucks, art vendors and produce.  If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact Nicholle Burroughs at .

Labor Day Festival

Chapin Labor Day Festival

With more than 22,000 people in attendance, 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. The sponsorships and parade spots are filling up fast.

If you are interested please email Additional information can be found on our website.

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Upcoming Events

June 18- Big Science Little Hands (Chapin Branch Library 1:00 PM)
June 21- The Farmstand (Parking Lot at Clark Street 5:30 PM)
June 26- Planning Commission Meeting with Public Information Session (Town Hall 1:30 PM)
June 30- 30th Annual Lake Murray 4th of July Fireworks Show and Boat Parade

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