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Retiring Chapin leaders recognized for service at regular council meeting

Chapin, SC (Paul Kirby) – Chapin’s retiring Mayor Skip Wilson and Councilmembers Robbie Frick and Greg White were all recognized at the Chapin Town Council meeting Tuesday for their service to that community and the public in general. All have served selflessly in their own ways for many years.

Mayor Skip Wilson is leaving after four years as the mayor of the small northern Lexington County town. Chapin area SC House Member Chip Huggins presented Wilson with a resolution from the SC House. In his remarks, Huggins expressed the community and state’s thanks for what Wilson had done for the town. He also expressed, “Our admiration and appreciation for his dedicated service to the area.”

Huggins said that Wilson’s service was im-measurable. During his tenure, he brought a number of multi-talented, well-trained employees to the town hall, revamped the town’s website, improved transparency, and brought budget surpluses to the town. He also implemented several successful community events and was recognized by the area’s Chamber with the Stanley E. Shealy award for his service. Wilson was also presented with a gift of appreciation from the town by Mayor Pro-Tem Mike Clonts.

Councilmember Robbie Frick was also recognized for more than 16 years of service to the town. In the resolution to Frick that Huggins read, he said Frick had been a, “hardworking and dedicated public servant.” Frick not only served the town on Council, but he also served as an employee for the State of SC before leaving state government and then working in the Chapin area at the US Post Office until his retirement. Once again, Clonts also presented Frick with a token of appreciation from the town.

Greg White also retired Tuesday night after many years of service. Not only did White serve on the Chapin Town Council, in the past he had also served the Irmo community in the same capacity. In his presentation to White, Representative Huggins said, “White is a dedicated and civic minded public servant.” Huggins also expressed his appreciation to White’s wife for sharing her husband with the community all those years. After Clonts made his presentation, White said he planned to spend more time in the woods hunting, a favorite pastime of his he’s had to limit because of his responsibilities to the town.

The newly elected council and mayor will be sworn in at the first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

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