Chapin Town Hall

Mayor's Message


During last week’s work session we announced the creation of the Community Engagement Council. The Engagement Council will provide a crucial opportunity for members of the Town Council and myself to receive input from community members in an open and relaxed atmosphere. Citizens will work directly with our elected officials and town employees to map out a unified vision for progress and create long term, viable solutions that will benefit the Chapin community.
We have worked hard over the past several months to establish a culture of inclusiveness where citizens truly feel like engaged participants in our local government. This initiative is an extension of those efforts creating a constructive dialogue with citizens and a deeper understanding of the greater considerations that have to be made as part of the decision making process.
As a first official meeting of the Community Engagement Council we will be participating in the On The Table movement in partnership with the Central Community Foundation.  On The Table is a day for residents throughout our area to come together and talk about ways to make our community more connected, dynamic, and opportunity-rich. The Town of Chapin will be hosting a meal time conversation at Town Hall with members of the community as part of this movement.
We know that big ideas can spring from small conversations and that people invest in what they help create. If you are interested in joining the Community Engagement Council or to be a part of the On The Table mealtime event, please contact Nicholle Burroughs at We will be reaching out to various community leaders to ask for your input and assistance with this initiative. We are committed to bringing people together to create a more generous, vibrant, and engaged community.
Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

Best regards,

Mayor David Knight

Town Highlights


Chapin Explorers

The South Carolina Association of Law Enforcement Explorers conference was underway this week in Lexington County. The Explorers program is for young adults who are 14-20 years old and interested in a potential career in law enforcement. Four explorers from the Chapin post participated in an active shooter scenario set in a school. Following the scenario two of the Chapin Explorers participated in a mock press conference. This conference offers a great hands on experience for our Explorers. We are proud of the Explorers from the Chapin post and congratulate them on their efforts this week.


Former Council Member Runs for Open Council Seat

Due to the vacancy left by Preston Baines absence, there will be a Special Election held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, for electing one (1) Council Member for an unexpired term. Leland Teal, a life-time resident and former Council member, has decided to run for the Chapin Town Council. We are appreciative of his commitment to the Town and his willingness to serve the community.


Wastewater Treatment Facility

The Town’s state of the art Wastewater Treatment Facility is currently under construction. The  greenfield project features a headworks facility, primary clarifier, splitter box, and drain pump station. Construction will require over 450 tons of reinforcing steel and 5,000 cubic yards of concrete, half of which will be poured for the new aeration basin. Completion is expected in mid-2019.

Upcoming Events

Farmers Market

Chapin Downtown Farmer's Market

The Chapin Downtown Farmer's Market is held the first Saturdays of the month from May through October in the 100 block of Clark Street from 9:30 am to 1:00 am.  We have prepared food vendors, live music, and activities for kids.
Our next Farmer’s Market will be Saturday, August 4. We have limited space available. The event is sponsored by Wade Gilley Real Estate and features a Kids Zone with bounce houses and face painting provided by Vive Church as well as music performed by Curt London. Come experience the best that Chapin has to offer.

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.

 If you have been thinking about a sponsorship, don't wait. This is the last opportunity to get your ad in the booklet. Send in your commitment form in by close of business Monday, July 30 to

Vendor Form
Food Vendor Form

Parade Entry Form
Sponsorship Form

Upcoming Events

July 28- Shagging on Beaufort Chapin Woman’s Club (Beaufort Street 7:00 PM- 11:00 PM)
Aug. 4- Farmers Market (Clark Street 9:30 AM- 1:00 PM)
Aug. 4 & 5 – Little Mountain Reunion
Aug. 21- Congressman Joe Wilson Town Hall Visit (Town Hall 10:15 AM-11:15 AM)
Oct. 27- 3rd Annual Fall Art Festival  (The Coffee Shelf Parking Lot 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM)

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