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Town of Chapin - Mayor's Message

Mayor’s Message Week of July 10, 2017

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.

The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40

We are pleased to have some paintings by members of the Crooked Creek Art League on display in our front lobby for the next nine weeks. These paintings feature Chapin as their source of inspiration and include Martin Chapin, the Lake Murray Flower Shoppe, Beaufort Street, and the little brick church on Lexington Avenue. Thank you to the artists and Anne Peak for allowing us to host these beautiful works at Town Hall. And please come by to check these paintings out if you did not see them at Crooked Creek Park.

Next week we will have a reception to honor Captain Troy Crump as he plans to retire from our Chapin Police Department next month. The reception will be held in the community room from 4 – 6 pm and offers an opportunity for members of our community to thank Troy for his efforts on behalf of the town. We will also publicly recognize him at the town council meeting that evening, immediately following the reception. I hope you will join us for this special event.

Have you heard about the Good Samaritan Clinic in Chapin? It’s open the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 4 – 6 pm and provides people with access to basic health care at no charge. The clinic is located at 1808 Chapin Road in the former We Care building. In addition, Chapin We Care Center holds a Farmer’s Market in the adjoining parking lot so the clinic and We Care clients can have access to affordable fresh produce. These are shining examples of how our community works to help those in need in Chapin. If you would like to learn more about the Good Samaritan Clinic or would like to volunteer, please contact Susan Boland at susan@goodsamaritansc.org.

The Chapin Ministerial Association wants you to help the Red Cross through their community blood drive being offered on Sunday, July 30 from 9 am to 2 pm at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Located at 195 Amicks Ferry Road in the Family Life Center, people of all faiths can make a difference by rolling up their sleeves to donate blood. Blood levels drop to low levels in the summer months so your contribution can help save a life. Visit www.redcross.org to register online and enter OLL as the sponsor code. They will have snacks and free Red Cross Tshirts for all donors. Thank you in advance for supporting this worthwhile endeavor!

During my vacation, there were several news stories that ran about the Chapin Business and Technology Park. I would just like to reiterate that the Town of Chapin has fully cooperated with Lexington County on several aspects of the park’s development as has been requested. The park is not in the town limits and is solely owned by the county. We have no jurisdiction or control over its completion although we fully support the county’s efforts to complete construction and market the park to potential businesses. The park’s success is vital to Chapin’s success as the people who will work in the technology park will contribute to our town as residents, consumers of our local businesses and hopefully as supporters of our community events, such as the Chapin Downtown Farmer’s Market and Chapin Labor Day Festival. We value Lexington County’s investment in the greater Chapin community and look forward to continuing our partnership for increased prosperity and vitality.

Together We Stand – Chapin Proud!

Mayor Skip Wilson

Email: mayorskipwilson@chapinsc.com Facebook.com/MayorSkipWilson Twitter: @MayorSkipWilson

Upcoming Events

July 13 Good Samaritan Clinic & We Care Farmers Market 4 – 6 pm July 18 Retirement drop-in for Troy Crump 4 – 6 pm Community Room July 18 Public hearing and council meeting starting at 5:45 pm July 27 Good Samaritan Clinic & We Care Farmers Market 4 – 6 pm July 30 Chapin Community Blood Drive 9 am – 2 pm Our Lady of the Lake August 5 Chapin Downtown Farmer’s Market 8:30 – 11 am

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