Around the County . . .


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

Building and Codes
PERMITS SUBMITTED: 14 New Single-Family Dwelling and 7 Addition-Renovation; 9 Detached Garage/Accessory Building; 2 Poultry Houses; 2 Swimming Pools; 2 Replacement; 2 Demolition; 66 for Electrical and HVAC Upgrades; 9 Commercial Including: New Gas Heater for Existing Commercial Business, Heat Pump Change-out for Lakeside Shopping Center, O’Reilly Auto Parts Sign, Monument Sign for Real-Op, Replace 7 ½ ton Heat Pump for SC State Credit Union, 2 Electrical Permits for Lift Stations in the Town of West Pelzer, New Electrical Service for Existing Auto Shop, Garage for New Prospect Baptist Church; 13 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Arthur Davis Lift Station located in West Pelzer, AT&T Co-Location located off Hwy 24, Harris Hospital Renovation located off Hwy 252, Pickens County YMCA Pool Storage located off Hwy 81 North, Spring Street Lift Station located in West Pelzer and Various resubmittals
February Stats:
o   New Single-Family & Multi-Family Dwelling permits Up 16% Compared to February 2016 (74 to 86)
o   Revenue up 67% Compared to February 2016 ($63,521.60 to $105,910.90)
o   Total of 1,112 permits/transactions – Up 48% Compared to February 2016 (752): 209 Building, 501 Electrical, 119 Plumbing, 136 HVAC, 82 Mobile Homes, 16 Demolition, 0 Moving, 49 Miscellaneous
Development Standards
§  Ingles New Grocery Store, fueling station and retail stores located at 10903 Anderson Road, Piedmont.
§  New Apartment Complex Planned-Large Scale Project located on Robbins Drive, Piedmont. The application will require approval by Planning Commission.
§  Green Pond Retail Substation Upgrade located on Old Green Pond
§  Durham Road Pump station Upgrade located on Durham Road

§  New Prospect Baptist Church Addition
§  New Dollar General Retail Store located on Highway 178
§  Palmetto Equine Hospital Addition located at 451 Jenkins Circle, Anderson.
§  Sunshine Day Care located at 1944 Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson
§  AT&T located 7906 Highway 24, Anderson
§  Dollar General Retail Store located on Highway 178, Liberty
§  Covered Bridge at Jones Creek-a PD (Planned Development)
§  Pheasant Ridge Phase II
§  Airy Springs
§  Rivendell/Buckland
§  Illegal business located at 2105 Bellhaven Road, Belton.
February Stats:
o   Land Use Permits, 82
o   Septic Tank Permits, 51
o   Individual Plats, 52
o   Subdivisions, 5
o   Commercial Up-fits, 7
o   Bufferyard, 6
Fleet Services
To see a listing of vehicles and equipment being sold visit the Anderson County Website at  You can then click ‘Online Auction’ to view inventory and register.
February Stats:
o   262 work orders closed totaling $59,232.33
o   Total online auctions sales to date $248,379.24
Roads & Bridges
10 vacancies: Our Foreman position was filled with an “In-House” employee; our equipment operator who had given a two week notice left after one week.  (2)-Sr. Equipment operators, (4)-CDL truck drivers, (2)-Equipment operators, (1)-Crew Leader and (1)-Sr. Bridge Tech.
Grading Crew, assisted by sign crew, closed Mayfield School Road and began a 72″ pipe replacement project.
Bridge crew made repairs to a bridge on W.W. Burton Road and repaired wash-out area at Breazeale Road bridge.
Ditching crew assisted with closure of Carolina Avenue in Honea Path and ditched as requested by citizen work requests.
Mowing season starts April 3.
Sign crew worked on closures of Mayfield School Road for cross-line repair, indefinite closure of Honea Path Road and Carolina Avenue due to wash-out, and continued with daily work requests.
Asphalt crew strip patched at intersection of W.T. Wyatt Road and Ridge Road; also continued with daily apron and pothole requests.
2016-2017 Pavement Marking Contractor striped double-yellow centerlines and white edge lines on Boyd Street, Salem Church Road, Sargent Drive, Phillips Road, Park Street, Grove Road, Old Green Pond Road, McGee Road, Shackleburg Road, and Hammond School Road.
Completed 2nd review of Rogers Knoll Subdivision.

Broadway Dam: the rock-lined plunge pool has been installed, and the old headwall structure removed. The headwall was located at the end of the existing outlet pipe that runs through the dam. The helical piles will be installed next week. The piles are the foundations for the concrete pipe supports that will come next. 
The third Review of the Panel Truss project was completed. One item remains to be provided by the engineer before a permit can be issued.
NPDES permit applications were made on behalf of the Bronson Ridge subdivision and the Hwy 81 Storage Buildings projects to SCDHEC.
Received resubmittal for Panel Truss Townville and Easley Highway Dollar General.
Reviews were conducted for Dominion Senior Living and Panel Truss.
February Stats:
o   New Applications: 4
o   Resubmittals: 9
o   Reviews: 10
o   Pre-cons/ Approvals: 1
o   Terminations: 0
o   Inspections: 60 sediment/erosion control, 0 post-construction, 0 county facility & 0 industrial stormwater
Solid Waste
Have 2 part time positions open (MEO II and Convenience Center Ambassador) and 2 full time positions open (Truck Driver and Convenience Center Ambassador).
“The Great Anderson County Cleanup” will be held on March 25, 2017 from 8am until noon. Staff is contacting businesses, churches and volunteer groups by phone and email to help with the cleanup.
“The Great Anderson County Cleanup Kick-Off Party” was held on March 6, 2017 at the Anderson County Sports and Entertainment Center. We had 90 volunteers at the event. Anderson County Councilmen Tom Allen and Craig Wooten attended. Esther Wagner, Palmetto Pride, Burris Nelson, Economic Development, Chad McBride, Sheriff, Lt. David Baker, Sheriff’s Department and Solid Waste Director Greg Smith spoke at the event.
Met with Envision Williamston at the Williamston Town Hall on March 3rd to discuss their upcoming HOWDY Day on April 22nd. The members discussed the locations that needed litter cleanup and beautification projects.
Utilized DHEC Grant Funding to have 10 billboards throughout the county encouraging residents to recycle oil and waste tires.
Adopt-A-Spot groups to help clean up the littered roads and areas in our county. We currently have 59 active Adopt-A-Spot groups. We picked up 2 new groups this week.

·        ROW crew cleaned over 400 feet of sewer line at Frontage Road off of Hwy 81 during a training session on the Vac-truck.
·        Performed 7 residential sewer tap inspections this week: 1 in the Benton Park subdivision, 1 in Shiloh @ The Oaks subdivision, 2 in the Rivendell subdivision, 2 in the Innisbrook subdivision and 1 in the Drakesfield subdivision.
Animal Shelter
Have 3 full time Animal Caretaker positions open, 3 part time Animal Caretaker positions open and a part time Maintenance Tech position open. 
Started our St. Pet-ricks’s Day promotion. Our lucky dogs are $17 through March 18th and cats are free.
Took in 95 animals (25 owner turn in, 4 return adoptions, 10 strays and 56 from animal control).
Adopted out 56 animals, 1 died, 9 were euthanized (3 owner request due to illness) 14 were returned to their owner, 35 were sent to rescue.
This week we were able to close one entire large dog pod for the first time ever! (18 kennels) This makes less cleaning for our staff and allows more time to focus on quality care for our animals and cleaning the rest of the facility. (But remember that spring time is coming so we will be taking in more animals soon).
The clinic did 95 spay/neuter surgeries.
Able to save 94% of the animals in our care.
Solid Waste assisted us in cleaning out a hangar at the airport.  It was filled with various kennels and supplies.
Cross Country Home Services donated a truck load of food and supplies along with $2,000!  That brought our total donations for the week to $2,818.72 along with other various toys and supplies. 
February Stats:
o   Took in 326 animals (87 owner turn in, 11 returned adoptions, 24 strays and 204 from animal control).
o   Adopted 281 animals, 1 died, 30 were euthanized (8 owner requested due to illness), 49 were returned to their owner and 88 were sent to rescue. 
o   304 spay/neuter surgeries.
o   Saved 93% of the animals in our care.