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

Building and Codes

·         Met on site with Church representative of Siloam Baptist Church in Powdersville to look at Building that was destroyed by fire. A licensed professional engineer has already reviewed the damage, and based on his recommendations, most of the structure will be a total lose. We discussed the minimum drawings required to be submitted as well as the building may be required to have a sprinkler system.

·         Plan Review Staff Meetings: 1) Met with Architect, Owner and Contractor to review plans to be submitted for Williamston Youth Academy. This consists of renovations to an existing building where the occupancy classification is changing. The existing building code will be used to address the new occupancy classification.

·         PERMITED SUBMITTED: 11 New Single-Family Dwelling Issued and 1 Addition-Renovation; 4 Detached Garage/Accessory Building; 12 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades; 4 Swimming Pools; 2 Demolition; 3 Commercial Including: Bearwood Plastic Surgery, Burdine Church Fire Repair, Electrical for Entrance Gate/Lights at Heatherstone Apartments; 9 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.

·         DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Bales Property LLC Metal Garage located off River Road in Piedmont, Barnwood Grill Restaurant located off Whitehall Road, First Quality-Cannonball 3 Electrical to Process Equipment, TNT Sports located off located off Yale Lane and various resubmittals

·         August Stats:

o   Revenue Up 0.3% from prior month ($87,048.8 to $87,324.80)

o   New Single-Family & Multi-Family Dwelling permits Down 46% from prior month (79 to 43)

o   Total of 599 permits/transactions (Down 27% from Prior Month): 157 Building, 155 Electrical, 89 Plumbing, 89 HVAC, 65 Mobile Homes, 9 Demolition, 35 Miscellaneous

Development Standards

·         Manager attended Meeting with FEMA Officials and SCDNR Officials at Pickens County regarding the Seneca Watershed. The meeting focus was to identify further detailed Base Flood Discharge Studies. Counties participated were Pickens, Oconee, Anderson and the City of Clemson.

·         Attended Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting for District 5 and 6 to presented staff reports on the following;

·         Application request to allow for a gun smith business within an existing workshop located on Sussex Way in Anderson. The Committee voted 3 to 0 to deny the request.

·         Application request to allow for a reduction of side and rear yard setbacks for two proposed metal buildings located on West Church Road in Easley. The Committee voted 5 to 0 to approve the request.

§  Both recommendations will be presented to the Land Use Board of Zoning Appeals at their September 10, 2015 Meeting.

·         UPCOMING PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

§  Prepared Consent Agenda Items for the following; -Three Bridges Subdivision located on Three Bridges Road and – Hunt Meadows Subdivision located on Hunt Road. Both subdivisions will be considered to allow for multiple phasing within their development at the Planning Commission Meeting on September 8, 2015 at 6:00PM.

·         SITE PLAN REIVEW:

§  Chambers New Grading Office located at 800 Highway 17, Piedmont.

§  Set Free Christian Fellowship Addition located on Highway 153 in Powdersville.

§  Midway Ridge (PD) Plan Review for the following lots; 6, and 9

§  Rivendell/Buckland (PD) Plan Review for the following lots; 22 and 23

§  Proposed Poultry Farm (92 acre parcel) located off Roy Star Road, South of

·         LAND USE PERMITS APPROVED:

§  Helping Hands of Clemson Children Foster Home located on Highway 88

·         GRADING PERMITS ISSUED:

§  Helping Hands of Clemson Children Foster Home located on Highway 88

·         SUBDIVISIONS:

§  Three Bridges Subdivision, received cash bond of $212,212 for Phase I & Phase II Development.

§  Caledonia Subdivision, received Letter of Credit Renewal for $140,000 for the next phase.

·         August Stats:

o   Land Use Permits, 131

o   Septic Tank Permits, 38

o   Individual Summary Plat Lots, 55

o   Commercial Up-fits, 8

o   Home Based Business, 3

Roads & Bridges

·         Vegetation crew improved the sight distance on Country Lane at the intersection of Sitton Hill Road, in the Powdersville area, and continued to retrieve storm debris left on the roadside. Mowing crew continued mowing in all seven sections. Five large tree removal projects were completed by the crew last weekend; small team of guys gave up their weekend to help get some projects caught up.

·         Blake Dairy Road West Bridge removal/new concrete box culvert project: grading crew returned this week to start building the foundation for the new box; goal is to set the box the week of September 14-18.

·         Asphalt crew finished the asphalt binder work on Long Road Bridge approach; continued to repair potholes throughout the county and install new asphalt aprons for new home sites.

·         Bridge crew finished 100% of the grouting needed on the new Long Road Bridge deck and poured the two back walls. The walls have to cure for 7 days before the area can be back-filled and compacted; once that’s completed, our guardrail contractor will erect the guardrails and our asphalt crew will finish the surface work needed to open the road. Scheduling the opening for October 5 if all goes well.

·         2014-2015 FDP/ST contractor used two crews this week; single-treated four roads in Districts 4&5, fog sealed six roads in Districts 2&3, and full-depth patched two roads in Districts 4&5.

·         Performed curbing and sidewalk repair inspection for Rose Hill Subdivision Ph. II.

·         Sent 2015-2016 Road improvement contract to Purchasing Department to advertise.

·         Sent 2015-2016 Building & Grounds paving contract to Purchasing Department to advertise.

·         Approved plans for the 3&20 Subdivision.

Solid Waste

·         Environmental Enforcement was called out to Belton Highway/Shirley Store Rd. for an open storage issue. A 30 day clean up order was issued. Property was to be cleaned up by August 9, 2015. The resident was found guilty in court for not obeying the Clean-Up order. The resident will receive another Clean-Up order if the property is not cleaned up.

·         Working to recruit Adopt-A-Spot groups to help clean up the littered roads and areas in our county. We currently have 27 active Adopt-A-Spot groups.

·         August Stats:

o   246.54 Recyclable tons, 17.76 E-Waste tons, 78.71 Tire tonnage and 1823 Gallons Waste Oil.

o   Anderson Regional Landfill: 5695.11 tons of municipal Solid Waste at a cost of $168,119.65.

o   Hauling contractor hauled 512 containers from Convenience Centers at a cost of $59,904.00.

·         August Stats:  170 Calls, 75 Warnings, 2 Assisting Another Agency, 24 Clean-Up Orders, 1 Clean-Up Order Citations, 2 Unlawful Dumping, 7 Litter Citations, 4 Uncovered Load and 3 State Citations. Total Fines requested $5,810.00.