Posted on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 9:59 pm. Posted to Government.
The Chapin Town Council Tuesday gave first reading to establish surcharge rates for acceptance of high strength waste discharges and sewer charges for septage delivered to the wastewater treatment plant.
Chapin does not currently have any customers who produce wastes that would require pre-treatment, but until recently one industry that would have produced high strength wastes was considering a location in the Chapin Technology Park at Brighton. Town Council is moving to establish surcharges for such wastes should they be needed in the future.
Town Engineer Dan Lambert explained, “The utilities department is currently working on looking at the town’s sewer use ordinance and also our development regulations. The sewer use ordinance was established in 1997 and last updated in 2006. The development regulations were last updated in 2011. Technology changes pretty rapidly as we are all aware, and we want to make sure that we stay abreast of what we need to stay abreast of and the town is protected in those avenues.”
Posted on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 8:54 pm. Posted to Government.
The Chapin Town Council Tuesday appointed Lisa Lee Smith of the Chapin law firm Smith & Sullivan, LLC, as Chapin’s Town Attorney. Chapin did not have a town attorney under the previous administration.
Lisa Lee Smith is the founding senior partner of Smith & Sullivan, LLC. She is a real estate, probate/planning and civil litigation attorney with vast experience representing diverse clients (individuals, couples, families, fiduciaries, small & large businesses, governmental entities, and insurance companies) in the private practice of law since graduating from law school in 1995.
Her practice includes all areas of Real Estate Law – including contract negotiations, real property counsel & litigation, residential transactions, commercial transactions & title insurance. She serves as a mediator, arbitrator and special referee for cases and matters that would otherwise be decided in the State Civil Courts or Probate Courts. She represents clients dealing with the probate administration process and in preparation of their own wills and other estate planning documents.
Posted on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 5:45 am. Posted to Government.
CHAPIN TOWN COUNCIL ACTION, FEB. 6, 2018
The Chapin Town Council Tuesday voted to purchase a police vehicle and lights, putting to use most of a $50,000 donation to the Chapin Police Department by Bob Brandi, former owner of The Pitt Stop convenience stores.
The quote for a 2017 Ford Explorer is $27,933. An additional $8,330.65 will be spent on new lights for the vehicle, plus removal and installation of existing equipment from an older vehicle, including the radio system, antenna, in-car camera system, radar, rifle rack and flashlight.
In other business, Council approved a technical assistance agreement between the Town and Central Midlands Council of Governments to provide planning services through June 30 for $2,500. The Town’s Planning Director Chris Clawson resigned in January to accept employment in Winnsboro. Central Midlands will perform those duties while Council considers hiring an employee to take over those responsibilities.
Central Midlands (CMCOG), which performed similar duties for the town prior to the creation of the Director of Planning Position by the previous town administration, will provide zoning permit compliance reviews, and development plan and plat reviews for the Town Planning Commission. A CMCOG representative will attend Planning Commission and Architectural Review Board meetings as needed and will advise town council and staff, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals.
Council split on a 3-2 vote, approving an updated $22.6 million long-range capital improvement plan through fiscal year 2025 as recommended by Utilities Director Andy Metts, and as outlined during a Council work session in January. Voting in opposition were council members Preston Baines and Kay Hollis.
Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at 9:20 pm. Posted to Community, Government.
After hearing opposition from residents and small business owners who said they would be negatively impacted, the Chapin Town Council Tuesday turned down a 2-cent tax on prepared food and drinks proposed by Mayor Skip Wilson. The vote was 4 to 1 against, with Mayor Wilson casting the only yes vote.
If it had passed, the tax would have increased the sales tax on prepared foods and drinks sold within the town limits from 7 cents to 9 cents.
Mayor Wilson had maintained that tourists coming into the town would shoulder a large part of the additional tax burden, and that they would bring additional business into the town. Jerry Caldwell, owner of The Coffee Shelf said that 85 to 90 percent of his business is derived from people living within the 29036 zipcode. “I am not seeing the tourists who will support this tax. My customers will bear the burden.”
Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2016 at 2:06 pm. Posted to Government.
CHAPIN TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
CHAPIN TOWN HALL
157 NW COLUMBIA AVENUE
NOVEMBER 15, 2016 6:00 PM
- CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINE QUORUM, PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
- STATEMENT OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT COMPLIANCE
- REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES
- October 18, 2016 Utility Budget Amendment & Update to Article 7 Public Hearings
- October 18, 2016 Council Meeting Minutes
- PUBLIC COMMENTS RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS*
- MAYOR’S COMMENTS
- RECOGNITIONS – Will Register and Citizens Academy
- PRESENTATION – Eat Smart Move More SC – Hannah Jones Walters, Mph, Project Manager, Let’s Go! SC
- Financial Report
- Police Report
- Zoning Report
- OLD BUSINESS
- Hospitality Tax Ordinance – 2nd Reading
- NEW BUSINESS
- Proposed 2017 Municipal Budget Ordinance – 1st Reading
- Municipal Election Date Change Ordinance – 1st Reading
- Stormwater Management Ordinance – 1st Reading
*Citizens may sign up to speak about issues related to the Agenda for two minutes at the beginning of the Council meeting.
Executive Session: S.C. Code Ann. § 30-4-70 Certain Town-related matters may need to be discussed confidentially as a matter of law (contractual arrangements, acquisition of real property, personnel matters, attorney-client communications) subject to applicable legal requirements, the Council may enter executive session by a majority vote to discuss such matters.
Council may take action on matters discussed in Executive Session.
Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the above noticed meeting should contact Town Hall the day before the meeting at 803-345-2444 ext. 224.