The referendum for voters to consider a change in the form of government in the town of Chapin will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, according to an announcement by Chapin Mayor Skip Wilson.
A petition drive launched by citizens opposed to Wilson’s governing style prompted the ballot proposal, which would change the government from a mayor-council form of government to a council form. If approved, the council would have more authority in the conduct of business than it does now.
Town officials were considering a Sept. 30 date for the question but Wilson said in the news release that the Nov. 4 election date would give voters more time to consider the their vote and provide a greater turnout than a special election.
The proposal will give voters an opportunity to decide if Wilson’s frequent standoff with three council members is appropriate. Council members Vivian “Bibi” Atkins, Kay Hollis and Robbie Frick have expressed concerns about Wilson’s control over the agenda of council meetings and taking actions without consulting the council. The infighting has been going on ever since Wilson took office in January.
Board Gives Superintendent Steve Hefner ‘Superior’ Rating
Lexington/Richland District 5 Superintendent Steve Hefner received a “superior” rating from the school board at the Aug. 11 meeting.
Before the review, Hefner reviewed a list of goals he set for the district a year ago and asserted that he had met them all.
He set a performance goal for the district to be among the top 10 percent of districts in Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) accountability system. Hefner said the district received an ESEA grade of “A” and was the second -highest performing district in the state. SAT scores and ACT scores exceeded the national average.
Hefner also reported meeting goals set for a five-year technology update and the implementation of new state standards. He said new facilities and renovation updates at the district’s high schools and plans for a new middle school were also achieved in keeping with his goals.
He received several compliments from board members for his leadership and the trust he has instilled in the District 5 community.
District officials said Hefner, who came to the district in 2011 after serving 16 years as superintendent of Richland District 2, will not receive a salary increase as part of the evaluation process because his contract does not require annual increases. Hefner’s salary was listed at $186,000 in reports released in 2012.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
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