Chapin Town Hall

Mayor's Message

Greetings from Chapin Town Hall-

It’s hard to believe, but the calendar shows that summer is almost here. 2019 is nearly half – over but there is still much to accomplish. Our wonderful staff has been diligently taking care of business, often going beyond the expected to serve our community as a team.

This Thursday, May 23, our staff took a short break for fun and fellowship with a “staff appreciation lunch” in our community room. A great array of food was brought by the staff, featuring a BBQ prepared by our own Russell Wright (Utility Department). I was invited, but not asked to cook or bring anything, a perk of being Mayor! We currently have an opening in our Administrative department for the Director of Planning and Zoning as well as an opening in our Utilities department for a Wastewater Operator. We are in the process of reviewing resumes and we hope to fill both positions soon.

The Town is continuing to host several incredible events. One of the most memorable over the past year has been the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast with special guest Brittany Maier.  Brittany is a blind savant pianist that also has autism and a God given talent that is undeniable. She amazed the attendees with her spectacular musical skill, along with her mother, Tammy Scher, whose devout Christian spirituality turned what could be considered adversity into a blessing. There was hardly a dry eye during Brittany’s performance.

There are two major Department of Transportation (DOT) projects coming to the Chapin community, the I-26 bridge overpass and the Road 48 bypass project. The Town of Chapin has been working with Mead & Hunt to determine the possibility of various enhancements to these planned projects that will improve the appearance of our traffic corridors. A significant factor with both of these projects was the cost to relocate utility lines out of the right of way. This month, Governor McMaster, signed into law a legislative bill that will require the DOT to incorporate the cost of public utility relocation in its project costs. This new law will save the Town of Chapin over a million dollars.

The new Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) construction project by MB Kahn Construction Company is on schedule and within budget. I toured the plant earlier this month with Utility Director, Andy Metts, and was impressed with the project. The new facility should be operational late this year.

On a personal note, I was sad to learn that longtime Chapin Utility Engineer Johnny T. Johnson (PE) passed away this week. Johnny worked diligently with a joint venture to design and build the current Chapin sewer system in order to serve a proposed residential subdivision to be known as Timberlake. Shortly thereafter, several other residential community members and subdivisions elected to use to the system. Chapin has grown tremendously in the past three decades and we now have over 4,000 sewer customers.  For over thirty years, Johnny was an important mentor in my role as the Town attorney. He was instrumental in the development of the Chapin community and the surrounding area. Johnny will be missed by many and his contributions to our community will not be forgotten.

As you read through our upcoming events and get ready for a long weekend I ask that you take a minute to reflect on the reason we honor Memorial Day. Our offices will be closed Monday as we remember and honor military personnel that died in service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle.

Please have a safe weekend.

Warmest Regards
Mayor David Knight


All Town Hall Offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27.

Upcoming Events


Chapin Downtown Farmers Market

The Chapin Downtown Farmer's Market kicks of the season on Saturday, June 1 on the 100 block of Clark Street. The event will be held 9:30 am- 1:00 pm. Featuring live music by Derek Fulmer, known as D- Rock, a bounce house provided by Sheppard's Glass and a FREE community shred event provided by Shred 360, there is something for everyone. We aim to be a farmer/grower and local artisan market that uses a community- friendly atmosphere to promote and encourage local production while supporting small businesses.


Community Events

May 27: American Legion Post 193 Memorial Day Ceremony 10:00 AM (Chapin Town Hall)
June 1: Chapin Downtown Farmers Market 9:30 AM -1:00 PM (100 Block of Clark Street)
June 4: Chapin Town Council Meeting 7:00 PM (Chapin Town Hall)
June 12: Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 5:00 PM -7:00 PM (The Heritage at Lowman)


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