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Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway across the county:

Building and Codes

·         Beginning July 1, 2016, and as required by the SC Building Codes Council, Anderson County is enforcing the 2015 Edition of the International Codes. There is limited impact going from the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) to the 2015 Edition due to the efforts of the SC Home Builders Association including deleting the requirement for sprinkler systems to be installed in Single-Family Dwellings. Any handouts associated with the 2015 Edition of the codes that we have made available, including our Residential Inspection Checklist, have been updated accordingly.

·         PERMITS SUBMITTED: 21 New Single-Family Dwelling and 4 Addition-Renovation; 6 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 1 Pool; 4 Demolition; 1 Replacement; 26 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades; 13 Commercial Including: 3 Verizon Wireless Co-Locates, Southern Smoke Barbecue, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts Up-Fit, Hardee’s Remodel, TTI Research Area Repair, Bank of American ADA Renovation, PIPC Powdersville Alarm System, Electrical for Trash Compactor, Electrical Service for Existing Storage Building, HVAC Change-out for Pier One Imports, New Tankless Water Heater/Gas Line installation for private business; 25 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.

·         DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: New Burger King off Liberty Hwy, Caribbean Storage Warehouse Building located off Hwy 24, 3,090 sf building for the W.S. Lee Duke Energy Facility, Imperial Metrology Interior Renovation located off Hurricane Creek Rd, Powdersville Orthodontics located off Hood Rd, Powdersville Professional Park (5 Buildings) located off Hwy 153, Richey Place Shops located off 3 Bridges Road, Wexler IT Room/Fire Alarm  and Various resubmittals

·         June Stats:

o   Revenue down 34% Compared to June 2015 ($105,474.90 to $69,570.90)

o   New Single-Family & Multi-Family Dwelling permits Down 3% Compared to June 2015

(63 to 61)

o   Total of 669 permits/transactions – Down 1% Compared to June 2015 (677): 152 Building, 170 Electrical, 93 Plumbing, 109 HVAC, 91 Mobile Homes, 9 Demolition, 1 Moving, 44 Miscellaneous

Development Standards

·         UPCOMINIG MEETINGS LAND USE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS AND PLANNING COMMISSION:

§  Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 6:00PM to hear the following subdivisions;

§  Wren Haven Subdivision located on Roper Road, 36 residential lots are proposed.

§  Rogers Road Subdivision located on Rogers Road East of Highway 29; 99 residential lots are proposed.

§  Concord Trail Subdivision located on Concord Road towards Highway 81; 11 residential lots are proposed.

§  Hanna Crossing Commercial Subdivision located on Highway 81N (Revised for approval to Phase Project)

·         SITE PLAN REVIEW:

§  Wal-Mart Supercenter Highway 20, Williamston.

§  Richey Place Commercial Development (3) Shops located at 3609, 3611 & 3613 Highway 153

§  Holiday Inn Express Highway 153(reviewing access with SCDOT)

§  City of Anderson Pump Stations located at Fielding Drive, Anderson and Wedgewood Drive, Anderson (Final Review)

·         LAND USE PERMITS APPROVED:

§  Walker Road Bridge Replacement over Six & Twenty (Final Approval)

§  Blake Dairy Road West Bridge Replacement (Final As Built Approval)

§  Robert Bosch Gas Chemical Facility located on Highway 81N, Anderson.

§  Verizon Wireless Addition located at 1340 Pine Top Road, Belton.

§  Rivendell/Buckland, a Planned Development;151 Buckland (Revised Plan)

§  Arbors at Cobb’s Glenn, a Planned Development; 119 Golden Eagle Lane.

·         GRADING PERMITS:

§  Robert Bosch Gas Chemical Facility located on Highway 81N, Anderson.

·         SUBDIVISIONS:

§  Wren Haven Subdivision located on Roper Road.

§  Rogers Road Subdivison located on Rogers Road.

§  Concord Trail Subdivision located on Concord Road.

·         June Stats:

o   Land Use Permits, 119

o   Septic Tank Permits, 72

o   Individual Summary Plats, 54

o   Subdivisions, 10

o   Commercial Up-fits, 6

o   Home Based Business, 4

Roads & Bridges

·         Bridge Crew repaired guardrails on Long Road, Brown Road and Garrison Road: all three were hit by vehicles over the last month. The crew also made some repairs to the concrete decking while on site (side rails). Crew made concrete curb repairs on Fire Tower Road Bridge off SC 81 (not the same Firetower where we just finished the new bridge).

·         Sign Crew performed routine work.

·         Ditching crew worked to reduce resident-requested work requests most of the week. One day was spent stockpiling stone on the yard. Stone is stockpiled so trucks don’t have to wait at the rock quarry every morning. They can load up on the yard the evening before or the morning of a schedule project.

·         Vegetation crew continued to mow in all seven areas; trimmed roads that have been reported to our office.

·         Completed North Pointe Subdivision preliminary design review.

·         Have verbal commitments from the three (3) property owners to purchase right-of-way to realign the Hopewell Road curve.  We hope to get purchase agreements next week once plat is near completion.

Stormwater

·         Received resubmittal for Spinx- Store #135.

·         Review was conducted for Duke W.S. Lee Pipeline – Piedmont Natural Gas. Staff met with the design professional after returning comments on the application to clarify what information is needed.

·         Major Modification approved for Lee Steam Site Improvements Project.

·         The manager participated in the final construction inspection for the Project Machine Road project. The primary work remaining is stabilization of the shoulder areas and repairs to the stormwater ponds.

Solid Waste

·         Environmental Enforcement worked an illegal dumping Opt Road. The individual was charged with illegal dumping and arrested due to having a warrant in the Town of Williamston.

·         Individuals broke into the Whitefield and Carswell Convenience Centers over the weekend. These individuals are stealing metal, electronics and some materials from the C&D containers. The Sheriff’s Department was contacted.

·         Repaired 5 compactors this week at the King David, Carswell, Townville, Manse Jolly and White Street Convenience Centers. Staff had to put a new pump on the Carswell compactor. The others had issues with limit switches.

·         We have 4 inmates for the convenience centers and 4 for the MRF this week due to a shortage of inmates on work detail at the Detention Center. We appreciate the Detention Center’s efforts in providing us with the inmates.

Wastewater

·         Performed 4 residential and 2 commercial sewer tap inspections this week: 2 in the Mirabella subdivision, 1 in Tuscany subdivision, 1 in Benton Park and the 2 commercials were Dollar General and Stoney’s BB-Q off Hwy 81 North. Stoney’s BB-Q is pending until the proper manhole lids are added to their grease trap.

·         Obtained revised partial permit to operate for Oaks at Shiloh Creek subdivision.

·         Reviewed ReWa customer audit.

·         ROW crew cut from Hopewell Road to Old Williamston Road. Some of this line has not been cut in a while due to all the beaver activity.

·         Completed the smoke test from Three Bridges Road to River Road in the Powdersville area. We plan to continue smoke testing next Wednesday in Ravenswood and Raven Hills subdivision.

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Unstopped an 8 inch sewer line in Brookstone Meadows. The blockage was mostly gravel and debris from construction in the area.