Chapin Town Hall

Mayor's Message


I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Independence Day. It was a nice break in a busy week.

Tuesday night, we held our Regular Town Council meeting which was well attended.  We want to reiterate that our administration values the insights of our citizens. We welcome the opportunity to meet with community members and welcome those that are interested to bring fact based empirical evidence to support their specific viewpoints. With substantiated information we are better equipped to evaluate the issues. Our goal is to create an atmosphere of transparency in which participants are able to deliver information in respectful way. Neither personal attacks nor disruptive behavior are conducive to the respectful environment we aim to create nor is it pertinent to the purpose of our meetings.

We appreciate everyone’s participation. As mayor and council we retain a highly qualified staff to handle the many complex issues facing our town. We all want what is best and we will continue to work hard to make sure that we fully understand any potential impacts to our community.

Next Friday, July 13, we will host the American Legion Riders as they escort four unclaimed veterans for interment at the Ft. Jackson Cemetery. The escort will depart from the Chapin Town Hall at 0920. This event is open to the public and extremely moving.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to see it in person I would encourage you to do so.

We hope you enjoy the weekend and that you visit our Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 7. The event will be held on Clark Street from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm.

I look forward to seeing you all there!

Best regards,

Mayor David Knight

Town Highlights

Water Rate

City of Columbia Rate Increase

The City of Columbia has enacted a water rate increase. The Town of Chapin purchases the majority of its water  from the City of Columbia. Final action was taken by Chapin Town Council on July 3, 2018, to impose a rate consistent with the rate increase issued by the City of Columbia. The amended rate structure will be reflected in customer bills received in August of 2018.


Special Election for Town Council

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.
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. 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.


Officers Help Citizens Beat the Heat

With temperatures on the rise our Chapin Police Department decided to surprise some community members with a frosty treat.

Be on the look out for Sgt. Finch and his team throughout the summer. You never know where they will be.

Upcoming Events

Farmers Market

Chapin Downtown Farmer's Market

The Chapin Downtown Farmer's Market is held the first Saturdays of the month from May through October in the 100 block of Clark Street from 9:30 am to 1:00 am.  We have prepared food vendors, live music, and activities for kids.

Our third market will be tomorrow, Saturday, July 7. The following vendors will be in attendance:

Labor Day Festival

Chapin Labor Day Festival

With more than 22,000 people in attendance, the largest event of the year for Chapin is the Labor Day Parade and Festival. We’ve already begun the planning process and are full steam ahead on the coordination efforts. The sponsorships and parade spots are filling up fast.

Vendor Form
Food Vendor Form

Parade Entry Form
Sponsorship Form

If you are interested, please send the completed forms to

Upcoming Events

June 30- 30th Annual Lake Murray 4th of July Fireworks Show and Boat Parade
July 3- Regular Council Meeting (Chapin Town Hall 7:00 PM)
July 7- Farmers Market (Clark Street 9:30 AM- 1:00 PM)
July 13- American Legion Escort of Unclaimed veterans for interment at the Ft. Jackson Cemetery (Town Hall 9:20 AM)
July 14- Movie Night The Greatest Showman (Melvin Park 8:45 PM)
July 28- Shagging on Beaufort Chapin Woman’s Club (Beaufort Street 7:00 PM- 11:00 PM)
Aug. 4- Farmers Market (Clark Street 9:30 AM- 1:00 PM)
Aug. 4 & 5 – Little Mountain Reunion
Aug. 21- Congressman Joe Wilson Town Hall Visit (Town Hall 10:15 AM-11:15 AM)
Oct. 27- 3rd Annual Fall Art Festival  (The Coffee Shelf Parking Lot 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM)

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