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.