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Mayor's Message                                                  August 15, 2016

Vision Statement for Chapin Town Hall:

To instill the highest level of Ethics, Integrity and Excellence in all aspects of Chapin Municipal Operations.

Mission Statement for the Town of Chapin:

To improve the quality of life for residents and businesses in Chapin, SC by being outstanding stewards of taxpayer‘s money while fostering economic development and job growth.

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:14-16

Coffee with the Mayor

I want to thank the citizens who came out to Hardee’s last Friday for a cup of coffee and an opportunity to talk with me about their ideas for the town. Some of the items we discussed included parking and sidewalks, recruiting new businesses to town and community events. I met several new Chapin residents and saw some familiar faces, too. We’re considering doing this again next month, possibly at another location and hope even more people will come out to share their ideas. Stay tuned for more information.

Coffee with Mayor Skip Wilson photo

We are thrilled to announce that Sgt. Robert Barber is going to serve as the Grand Marshall for this year’s Labor Day Parade. Robert, his wife Heather and their children Haleigh, Robert, Jr. and Aiden will be riding on our Chapin – The Heart of Lake Murray float at the front of the parade. The Fort Jackson Marching Band will also be playing in the parade so we are excited to have them joining us as well. If you haven’t reserved your space in the parade, it’s not too late to sign up. Forms are available online and at Town Hall.

As I mentioned last week, we will have our annual planning session on August 23, prior to our rescheduled council meeting. I look forward to hearing more about the community survey results and what projects the citizens want us to pursue for the benefit of the town. It’s a great opportunity for citizens to learn about our plans to address common issues we discuss like alleviating traffic congestion, addressing parking and sidewalks, and managing the growth that is happening all around us. 

We met with the firm the town has contracted to develop a master plan for the Town Hall park on Friday, and it was exciting to talk about the various ideas for the park, like walking trails, playground equipment, splash pad, and amphitheater.  There will be a public charrette scheduled next month to let residents review conceptual drawings and provide their input. It is exciting to see this kind of activity as we work to provide amenities that enhance our quality of life and attract visitors to Chapin.

Don’t forget our free Shred Event and School Supply collection this Thursday at Town Hall from 11 am to 2 pm. Shred360 is teaming up with our police force again to help securely recycle old financial records and personal documents to prevent identity theft. They will also be collecting school supplies to help children in our district that need them. Thank you in advance for your generous support!

Together We Stand – Chapin Proud!

Mayor Skip Wilson
Twitter: @MayorSkipWilson

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Labor Day Countdown

Get your Labor Day t-shirts before the festival! They are on sale now at Town Hall and at the Chapin Chamber for $10. The attractive navy cotton shirts feature the Heart of Lake Murray design and are available in sizes ranging from Youth Medium to 2XL.  Get yours now as quantities are limited.  Thanks to our wonderful sponsors – Lexington Medical Center, United Sporting Companies, Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative, Publix, Taylor’s Auto Service, Z-93 The Lake and Lexington County

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