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Roads meeting planned in Chapin for Thursday Sept. 29

Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 12:57 pm. Posted to Community, Government.

Rep. Chip Huggins, Rep. Nathan Ballentine and Senator Ronnie Cromer are joining together to host a meeting on the state of roads in the Chapin and Irmo areas with representatives from Lexington County Public Works and the SC Department of Transportation on Thursday, September 29, 2016, beginning at 6:00 pm in the Community Room at Chapin Town Hall (157 NW Columbia Avenue, Chapin, SC 29036). Members of the Chapin and Irmo communities are welcome to attend.

“One of the biggest issues I hear about from my constituents is roads,” said Huggins who represents District 85 (Irmo & Chapin). “This meeting is an opportunity for key stakeholders and residents to hear what is being planned in the area to improve traffic and road conditions as well as provide an opportunity to ask questions.”

The agenda for meeting is provided below:
6:00 p.m. – Call to Order, Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance – Rep. Huggins
6:05 p.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks, Mayor Skip Wilson
6:15 – 6:45 p.m. – Mr. Wrenn Barrett, Director, Lexington County Public Works
6:50 – 7:20 p.m. – Mr. Robert Dickinson, Mr. John Boylston and Ms. Jennifer Necker, SCDOT
7:25 – 7:55 p.m. Questions and Answers
8:00 p.m. – Adjourn

Jeffrey Griffin Joins Chapin News Staff

Posted on Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at 8:59 pm. Posted to Business, Community, Government, Sports.

Chapin News is pleased to welcome to our staff, news and sports contributor and sales associate Jeffrey Griffin.JeffreyGriffin

Jeffrey is a senior majoring in journalism and minoring in sport and entertainment management at the University of South Carolina. He has written for CollegeBaseballDaily.com and ChatSports.com, along with his blog titled “Griffin’s Starting Lineup.”

Jeffrey served as a vehicle mechanic in the United States Air Force for six years before attending the University of South Carolina. While in the Air Force, he completed tours overseas to both Iraq and the Republic of Korea.

He’s married to Jessica Griffin, and they have two dogs, Ralph and Snoop. Jeffrey is a big fan of anything related to football or baseball and loves writing about any aspect of either sports.

Council Moves Forward With Sewer Expansion Plans

Posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 at 9:34 pm. Posted to Community, Government.

Plans for building a new orbital activated sludge waste water treatment plant with an estimated construction cost of $12.2 million moved forward Tuesday with action by the Chapin Town Council.

Council was advised that the town’s existing treatment plant has a capacity of 1.2 million gallons per day, (which equates to approximately 4,000 taps), and has already sold more than 1,000 taps over capacity. In addition, SCDHEC has recently imposed a 35 percent load restriction, which further impacts the plant’s capacity.

Utilities Director Andy Metts said that if council were to take no action, a moratorium on sewer tap sales by the town would be necessary very soon.

Council members were in general agreement that sewer plant expansion is necessary, but they argued over whether the council should delay the permitting process by requiring that the firm which will be tasked with developing the design of the plant and overseeing construction be chosen through a bidding as required by Town Code. (The Firm of Hussey, Gay, Bell was selected from among three proposers earlier this year based on professional qualifications to prepare a preliminary engineering report.)



Posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 2:23 pm. Posted to Government.

Carl Stevens, who was hired by Mayor Skip Wilson in March 2015 as director of Finance and Administration has notified the Mayor that he has accepted other employment and is resigning his position with the Town of Chapin .carl stevens

Prior to accepting the job with Chapin, Stevens was recruiting manager for Robert Half Finance and Accounting in Columbia since June 2013, and had been a Controller at CG Commercial Finance in Irvine, CA since May 2005.

The Town of Chapin does not have a clerk-treasurer, the position which was responsible for these duties since the Mayor created the Director of Finance and Administration position.

The Town has posted the following advertisement for someone to fill the position.


Town Council meets Jan. 5 to vote on budgets, water and sewer rates

Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 7:54 pm. Posted to Government.

Chapin Town Council to meet January 5, install newly elected council members

The Chapin Town Council will hold its regular council meeting on Tuesday, January 5 at 7 pm in the Council Chambers at Chapin Town Hall, located at 157 NW Columbia Avenue, Chapin SC 29036.

Chapin Municipal Judge Gary Reinhart will administer the oath of office to Kay Hollis and Mike Clonts. Council will also elect a Mayor Pro Tempore.

Other agenda items include second and final reading of the 2016 municipal budgets, including an $8 increase in water use rates, first reading of an ordinance to increase sewer use rates by $5 per month , and first reading of a proposed ordinance to change the regular council meeting date, from the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. to the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. The agenda also includes a report on Turkey Point and Fairhaven repairs and litigation.

In addition, Council will recognize outgoing member Vivian “Bibi” Atkins who has served on the council for 16 years. Atkins chose not to seek re-election in 2015.

There will be a reception prior to the council meeting at 6 pm in the Community Room at Town Hall to honor Atkins and officially welcome Clonts to the council. The public is invited to attend, and light refreshments will be served.

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