Chapin Town Hall

Mayor's Message


We had a busy week at Town Hall. Thursday morning we hosted the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce annual meeting in which Rep. Chip Huggins and Rep. Nathan Ballentine provided a legislative update and answered questions from the crowd. We are very appreciative of their appearance and their willingness to address our citizen’s concerns. The Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce is an important aspect of our community’s economic development and a vital community partner. We were happy to see that they have hired a new Executive Director, Rebecca Blackburn Hines, and look forward to working with her in future months.
Thursday afternoon we held our monthly strategic planning session for the Town Council. Several items were brought forward for our Town Council for awareness and discussion. Lil Mood and John Andoh, Comet CEO, presented on bus service capabilities and possibilities for the Chapin area.  These meetings have become an important part of how our Town Council functions. It allows us to provide transparency to the public while the Council conducts important business. It ensures that the Council is well informed prior to Town Council meetings and that any concerns the Council has can be addressed in a timely manner.
As a team, we have been working on several long term initiatives. There is an ongoing effort to revise the Comprehensive plan and improve the efficiency of our processes. This work has been difficult and is ongoing but we have made great strides in the past couple months. I am proud of the staff at town hall as well as the efforts of Town Council to work together to create long- term solutions.
We invite the public to participate with our Town Council and our Town staff through the Community Engagement Council. We will be having a kickoff luncheon on Oct. 24 as part of the broader On the Table movement. If you haven’t yet signed up or received an invitation but would like to join us for this special opportunity, please email You must be pre-registered to attend. If you have received an invitation but have not responded, please do respond as soon as possible. There will be assigned seating and if you have not confirmed your seat it might not be available.


Best regards,

Mayor David Knight

Did You Know?

The Town of Chapin funded the establishment of an Emergency Communications Station (ECS) in the old Fire Station (now American Legion Post 193) at 102 Lexington Avenue.  It was built by, is maintained by, and will be operated by, a local all volunteer group. 
In the case of an emergency a good resource is the National Weather Radio (NWR) which is an "All Hazards" radio network, making it a single source for comprehensive weather and other emergency information. Family Radio Service (FRS) radios are typically available for purchase online as small handy talkies that are inexpensive. They are purposefully kept at short range (~ 1 mile) and low power. Chapin area residents are asked to monitor and send or relay messages on channel 7 for local information in the event of an emergency. Citizen's Band radio channel 9 is another potential resource to get local emergency information.
The ECS has the ability to use all of the above radio channels as well as the Amateur Radio HF, UHF, and VHF frequencies, which provide longer distance communications.  The Chief of Police is the town's liaison with this group. 
The Chapin Volunteer Emergency Team (CVET) operates the ECS and meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at 102 Lexington Avenue; all interested parties are welcome to attend. We appreciate this group of volunteers for all of their hard work.

Town Highlights


Ruritan Celebration

Mayor Knight proclaimed Saturday, October 27, as a day of celebration for the Chapin Ruritan Club’s 70th anniversary. The club was chartered on Nov. 1, 1948, and has been active in promoting fellowship and community service ever since.



Environmental Systems Operators Week

Utilities Director, Andy Metts, received a proclamation from Mayor David Knight declaring Oct. 28- Nov. 3 as “Environmental Systems Operators Week”.  Proclaimed in honor of the many contributions made by the Town’s Environmental Systems Operators to our quality of life while raising awareness for the protection and conservation of our natural resources; this is a well-deserved recognition.

Bike and Pedestrian Path

If you missed the meeting a couple weeks ago there is still an opportunity to participate by providing your input. Visit the online wikimap using the link or type in your browser:

After a short survey you will be prompted to draw paths using the online tools. If you have any questions or would like to complete the task with assistance, please email Nathan Powell at to set up an appointment.



Upcoming Events


Fall For Chapin

A benefit has been organized for the Greater Chapin Endowment Fund on Beaufort Street this Saturday, October 20 starting at 5:00 pm. Beaufort Street will host a chili cook-off and live band, Slammin Betty. Additional food will be provided by Pawley's Front Porch. Beverages will be provided by Tipsy Toad Tavern. In addition, several vendors will be present with items just in time for the holidays.

On the Table

On The Table Town Hall Event

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, The Town of Chapin is hosting a lunch and conversation – one of many mealtime gatherings taking place across the region. Will you please be our guest? It will be a relaxed gathering for us to share and connect around our experiences living in Chapin. It’s a chance to gather with neighbors and talk about the issues, big and small, that impact our collective quality of life.

DATE | Wednesday, October 24, 2018
TIME | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 LOCATION | Chapin Town Hall 157 NW Columbia Ave  Chapin SC
To RSVP: Please contact Nicholle Burroughs at
 For more information about On the Table visit


Community Blood Drive

St. Jacob’s Lutheran in Chapin is coming together and being joined by the community to help a young lady, Hannah Coker, who has a rare disease called Aplastic anemia. According to the website, Aplastic anemia is a condition that occurs when your body stops producing enough new blood cells. Most of the treatments require lots of blood and blood products, and that’s where the good folks at St. Jacob’s hope they can help.

Hannah Coker is the granddaughter of Lucy and Stanley Slice. St. Jacob’s has decided to have a blood drive especially for Hannah because her needs are so great. A special team from the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is coming to do the blood drive. It will be held in the church’s Fellowship Hall on October 29, 2018 from 3-7 PM. If 50 people don’t pre-register for this special drive, the team from the blood center can’t come.

To make an appointment, please visit Just enter the code A197418 when you register. If you have questions, email Don Dease at  If you can’t give yourself, please find someone that can.

The Holiday Open Market November 1-4

The Holiday Open Market is designed to showcase local businesses in the Chapin area. We welcome you to shop with us from November 1-4 as a show of support to our community. These shops will be open later hours and offer great specials throughout the weekend. Take advantage of the opportunity and bring a friend!

Nov. 1-4
Upcoming Events
October 20- Fall for Chapin: Benefit for Chapin Endowment( Beaufort Street 5:00 PM)
October 24- On the Table Event (Town Hall 12:00 PM)
October 27- 3rd Annual Fall Art Festival (The Coffee Shelf Parking Lot 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM)
October 27- Ruritan 70th Year Celebration
November 1-4 Holiday Open Market (Shop Local around the Chapin Area)
November 17 Fall Night Out (Chapin Town Hall 3:00 PM-6:00 PM)

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