Chapin Town Hall

Mayor's Message


As an elected official, I take the civic duty of our citizens very seriously. It is both an honor and a privilege to be able to vote in this country. The beginning of November marked one year since I have been voted in the Mayor's office. I have learned a lot along the way and I am grateful to be able to serve the Chapin community.

One of the most well publicized races in our area this election period was that of the Lexington - Richland School District 5 School Board. I was thrilled to see that Chapin will be well represented with three newly elected school board members from the Greater Chapin community. Congratulations to Greater Chapin community residents Jan Hammond, Ken Loveless and Nikki Gardner on their victory.

Throughout the day on November 6, we witnessed hundreds of voters visit Town Hall. I want to thank all those that ran for election as well as all the community citizens that voted. I completely agree with Louis D. Brandeis when he said, "the most important political office is that of the private citizen." I look forward to working with all of the newly elected officials for several years to come.

A very special thanks to Ken Loveless for his years of service to the Chapin community. Due to his election to the school board, he will have to resign from his position as the Chairman of the Town's Architectural Review Board. During his tenure as Chairman he was instrumental in setting standards for development in the Town of Chapin. Although we hate to see him leave the position, we appreciate his ongoing commitment to our area. If anyone is interested in applying for a position within the Architectural Review Board, please contact Town Clerk, Julie Hammond.
Have a safe and enjoyable week.

Best regards,

Mayor David Knight

Town Highlights


Murray Lindler Update

The sewer line relocation project for the Murray Lindler Road round-a-bout is approximately 80% complete. Most of the pipe construction is complete with only the tie in remaining. Recent weather conditions have contributed to the project delays. We hope to see all sewer line construction and project site cleanup complete within the next couple weeks. Roadway construction should begin shortly thereafter.


Senior Thanksgiving Lunch

Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission hosted a fun Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon at Crooked Creek Park on November 8. It was a great time for friendship and fellowship within our community.



Fall Night Out

Chapin’s Fall Night Out took place on Nov. 17 from 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM at Chapin Town Hall. It was a community outreach effort coordinated by the Chapin Police Department to create awareness for the public safety resources in the greater Chapin area as well as instill greater connectivity between citizens, businesses and law enforcement officials.

There were loads of smiles Saturday as members of the Chapin Police Department and representatives from other local public safety agencies including LCSD, CFD, and the Marine and Dive Team shook hands with children, showed off their vehicles and talked with parents. The Columbia Marionette team performed a show in the Council Chambers, Vive church had two bounce houses and Carolina Choo-Choo Train provided rides for children throughout the event.

We are grateful to live in a community with such active and generous partners. Thank you to SCDNR, Buckle Buddies, Chapin Volunteer Emergency Team, Prudential and SASS Defense for having such great displays and activities for the children.

To our sponsors the Toad for providing hot dogs and chili, Palmetto Enclosures for providing popcorn, and Lake Murray Insurance for all the refreshments, thank you for all you do for our Chapin community. We appreciate local restaurants, Doza Rizen and Pelican's Snoballs for being on hand to provide other tasty treats that were available for purchase.

Fall Night out

Chapin Hires a New Officer

The Town of Chapin has hired a new police officer, Mark Harrington.

Officer Harrington started his career with the Lexington Police Department working patrol and vice-narcotics. He moved to Salisbury in 2012, where he worked on the Traffic Safety Unit. He is certified as a traffic crash reconstructionist and holds several traffic related certifications.

"We are excited to add Mark to our team" , stated Chief Zeigler. " With his training and experience, he will be a valuable asset to the Town."

Officer Harrington holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a Master's degree in Administration of Justice and Security. He moved to the Chapin community in January of 2018 with his wife and three children.

Welcome to the team Officer Harrington!

Chapin Cheerleading Takes Home State Championship

Congratulations to the Chapin Cheerleading squad for winning the school's 52nd state title and 1st 5A state championship.

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