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Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects going on in The Journal readership area:

Building and Codes

·         Plan Review Staff Meetings: 1) Preliminary Plan Review Meeting for a new 58,000sf Assisted Living Facility located in Powdersville. 2) Applicable staff met with other departments at the request of the Administrator regarding Project Machine. 3) Met with Architect on a proposed Restaurant. Location/Name not revealed at this time.

·         PERMITS SUBMITTED: 28 New Single-Family Dwelling Issued and 8 Addition-Renovation; 9 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 28 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades; 8 Swimming Pools; 1 Replacement; 8 Demolition;

§  7 Commercial Permits Including: St. Luke Family Life Center, New Office/Storage Building for Design Paths Landscaping, Vital Care Office Addition, Electrical Generator for CJ Machining, Electrical for Fireworks Stand, Up-Fit for Honea Path Police Department, HVAC Change-out for County Office Building

§  23 Mobile Home permits including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.

·         DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: New Building for Boneyard Cycles located off Pearman Dairy Rd., CJ Machine Inc. Generator Addition, Dr. Abraham Office Up-Fit off Hwy 81 North, E&I Engineering located off of Supreme Industrial Drive, Mattress Firm Up-Fit #2 located off of Clemson Blvd., Thomas Concrete Building Addition located off Piedmont Road,

Development Standards


§  Proposed motorcycle track located on Highway 29 and Rogers Road. The application and site plan was denied because the site did not meet the distance requirement of 1 mile of a residential use.

Rivendell/Buckland, a Planned Development for Lots 62, 63, 64 and 144.


§  Powdersville Middle School New Football Practice Field located on Hood Road.

§  Garvey Dentist Office located on Highway 81N Anderson.


§  Carolina Vapor located in shopping center at 3425 Highway 153

§  Restaurant located at 11064 Highway 81.


§  Powdersville Middle School New Football Practice Field located on Hood Road.

§  Garvey Dental Office located on Highway 81N Anderson.


§  Proposed Three & Twenty Residential Subdivision (9) lots located on Three & Twenty Road, Easley-Resubmittal to Roads & Bridges to correct road profile requirements.


§  Caledonia Subdivision Phase II located on Three Bridges Road- Flood Study and Plat Layout.

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§  Neighborhood Walmart located on Highway 81 & Reed Road (inspection on landscaping and development agreements.)


Roads & Bridges

·         Bridge crew set fence post on Long Road and transferred old fence boards to new fence post as a temporary fence until the bridge project is complete and a new fence can be erected on R/W line.

·         Grading crew completed Robinwood Lane 48″ RCP installation; waiting for asphalt surface before it can be opened.

·         Grading crew also staged for a house demo project on Walter Dr. (our administration deemed un-safe to public safety); crew will have it cleaned up late this week or early next week.

·         Ditching crew worked to reduce the current 81 orders they have in the system; they also returned to Columbia with our low boy trailer to pick up a vehicle and large generator for Public safety.

·         The Farms HOA has indicated support for establishing an STD; next staff will present formal petition for their funding commitment.

·         One of our engineering technicians attended an American Concrete Institute class to receive his Concrete Field Technician Certification.

·         Three staff members attended the NC/SC Utility Coordination Committee Conference in Greenville on Thursday, April 30th. The county and state UCCs support the 811 services, utility location reliability and safe digging practices.

·         Submitted stormwater permit application to SCDHEC for Firetower Road Bridge project.

·         Approved driveway permit for KIA sales expansion off of US 76 Clemson Boulevard on Ashland Chemical, Lot 7.


Solid Waste

·         The Whitefield Convenience Center was broken into on 4/29/15. Individuals were coming in after hours to steal metal and materials from the Haven of Rest building. They also take materials and leave them on the property adjacent to the site which is a litter issue that needed to be addressed. Environmental Enforcement and Solid Waste staff were waiting on them as they entered the site. The Sheriff’s Department was contacted & arrested the individuals.

Put up signs at the Carswell Convenience Center this week. The Belk Company continues to work to get the site asphalting but rain continues to stop the asphalting of the site. Recycled concrete has been put into place for the 40-yard container area. The Slabtown Convenience Center will be asphalted as soon as the Carswell site is completed.




·         Received a new stormwater permit application for Project Machine just north of I-85 near exit 27.



·         Met with REWA official to discuss our policies and procedures with permitting new sewer customers.

·         Received SCDHEC construction permit for a commercial development on Highway 81.

·         Assisting engineer with obtaining SCDHEC construction permit for a commercial business located in Powdersville.


·         ROW crew cut the sewer line on Long Road, Webb Road and also along the Highway 81 and Highway 85 area.


·         We included the new business on Highway 86 into our GIS. This addition will add 6 new manholes to our system.


·         We received Hwy 86 #3 pump back from shop, the motor was rebuilt due to band windings and the seal was replaced. The seal keeps water out of the electrical side of the motor.