As a community we are preparing for our Annual Labor Day Festival. The event is a favorite among our local area residents. We have finalized the Labor Day Ad booklet and will be disseminating it in the next couple weeks. We are very grateful for the support of all our civic organizations, business partners and community members that make this event possible.
Throughout the past couple weeks, I have had several citizens provide feedback regarding our town. As mentioned in the previous Mayor's Message, we are instituting a new program to solicit additional insights and suggestions through the Community Engagement Council that we encourage our citizens to join. While it is important to gather the input of our citizens, it is also important to disseminate the information within our community. I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you two important pieces of positive feedback I received regarding our police force.
One such insight came from Lisa M. Brown, Girl Scout Leader, Troop 760. She said “I wanted to personally let you know the impact that Sgt. Finch has had on our troop. His hard work and dedication to the community is very much appreciated. The girls LOVE to see him around Chapin and always make sure to let me know when they do!! When we start back with meetings in the fall, I am sure one of the questions the girls ask will be when are we going back to the Chapin Police Department and see Sgt. Finch. Thank you for all that you and your officers do for our community.”
Another one of officers, Blake Gainous, received a touching note from a couple that was passing through town and experienced car trouble. Officer Gainous responded and provided assistance. The interaction left an impression with the couple and they took some time to let us know about the positive experience.
In addition to receiving positive feedback, one of our local businesses sponsored a Summer Concert series benefit in support of our police department. We couldn’t be more thankful to live in a community that is supportive of our local law enforcement officers. If you ever have experiences you would like to share with my office or if you are interested in being part of our Community Engagement Council, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
. As we have stated before it is important for us to build a Community of Unity and the only way we can do that is by working together.
A final thought before I leave you for the week, Lexington County has implemented a 911 Emergency Phone System, in order to provide faster and more effective police, fire and emergency services. The rapid response time available with this computer-based system is highly dependent on the posting of a correct road address on all principal structures located within Lexington County. I strongly urge you adhere to the state law that requires all addresses to be posted on their structures and to ensure that it is clearly visible from the road. If you have any questions about this policy or its requirements you can contact my office.
On Saturday, August 4, we will be hosting the August Farmer’s Market on Clark Street. We hope to see you all there. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!
Best regards,Mayor David Knight