Chapin Town Hall

Mayor's Message

 As a small town any project that we encounter has a major impact on our resources.  There is a bill in the SC State Senate S 0401 that would amend article 5 to provide that an entity undertaking a transportation improvement project to bear the costs of relocating water and sewer lines, it would also provide the requirements for utilities to be eligible for relocation payments and define the necessary terms. This bill would enable our utility department to be reimbursed for utility relocation costs associated with planned highway projects.  

The SCDOT endorses this bill because it would ensure projects are completed on time and on budget. Currently, if a utility department can’t bear the costs of utility relocation it delays the contractor. Those delays impact the SCDOT and cause project costs to inflate. While every public water and sewer utility incurs non-reimbursed relocation costs, it is the smaller utilities that face the bigger financial hardships. Rate payers cannot handle this burden without assistance. The utilities have to use reserve funds, grants and/or loans. This diverts funds from other much needed capital projects. 

From a recent relocation study the Town of Johnsonville, which has a population of 1480, spent over $800,000 resulting from the widening of SC Hwy 41. With several transportation projects scheduled for Chapin, this bill would have a significant impact on our Town. We ask that our citizens support legislation that deems public water and sewer line relocation to be a DOT project cost. We will keep an eye on the trajectory of this bill and keep the public informed of its progress.
In addition, I would like to remind all our community members that we have two openings on both our Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals. This is a great way to become involved in the future of our Chapin community. Applicants do not need to reside in the Chapin town limits, however, a vested interest in the Greater Chapin community is important. For more information on all of our Boards and Commissions, please email Julie Hammond at or visit our website.

Warmest Regards
Mayor David Knight
Laura Culler

Chapin Historical Association Looking for Local Experts

This evening, February 4, the CHA invites the public to Chapin Town Hall for a public information session at 6:00 PM to introduce the project and answer questions from those in attendance. We ask all individuals whose oral history commentary, historic images and historic documents might be of a valuable resource to Dr. Plaag’s research of the buildings themselves to attend this session. This information will help to identify the role that Chapin played in the developmental history of the larger, so-called Dutch Fork historic region and Lexington County.

Mayor to Receive Quilt of Valor

The public is cordially invited to attend the Quilt of Valor Award ceremony scheduled to take place on February 15 at the American Legion Hall Post 193, located at 102 Lexington Avenue in Chapin, SC 29036.  The ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00 PM with light refreshments being served immediately after.

Several recipients will be receiving Quilts of Valor that evening, including Town of Chapin Mayor David Knight, who is receiving his quilt in honor of his father.
A Quilt of Valor is a handmade lifetime award, given to veterans in recognition of their service to this great country. Over 200,000 quilts have been awarded since 2003.


CPD Participates in Kindness Week

Chief Zeigler and First Sergeant Frick had a blast greeting Chapin Elementary students for a "High Five Friday" to celebrate #KINDNESSWEEK


Community Events

February 4: Chapin Historical Association Public Meeting (Town of Chapin Community Room 6:00 PM)

February 26: Chapin SOS Community Forum (Chapin United Methodist Church 6:00 PM)

March 2: 2019 Chapin Jr. Sportsman's Classic (Chapin Town Hall 9:00 AM-1:00 PM)


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