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Anderson County Public Works reported the following projects underway:

Building and Codes
PERMITS SUBMITTED: 14 New Single-Family Dwelling and 5 Addition-Renovation; 6 Detached Garage/Accessory Building; 2 Demolition; 2 Swimming Pools; 73 for Electrical and HVAC Upgrades; 3 Solar Panel Installation; 10 Commercial; including: 8 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Various resubmittals
May Stats:
New Single-Family & Multi-Family Dwelling permits up 53% Compared to May 2016 (66 to 101)
Revenue Up 43% Compared to May 2016 ($71,578.60 to $102,601.20)
Total of 1127 permits/transactions – Up 61% Compared to May 2016 (698): 216 Building, 492 Electrical, 136 Plumbing, 146 HVAC, 92 Mobile Homes, 9 Demolition, 0 Moving, 36 Miscellaneous
Development Standards
MEETINGS HELD:
Land Use Board of Zoning Appeals met on Thursday June 8, 2017 to hear 2 Special Exceptions and 3 variances. The Board voted to table the Special Exception Request for the proposed Host Home pending additional information located at 2933 Concord Road, Anderson.
Special Exception was approved for Cromer Foods Expansion located on Harris Bridge Road.
Variances were approved for mobile homes replacements for Gray Drive, Vickery Drive, and Samuel Camp Road, Anderson.
SITE PLAN REVIEW:
ReWa WWTP Final Submission and Redesign
New 185’ Verizon Tower located at Hidden Treasure
Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
GRADING PERMITS APPROVED:
Anderson Apartments
ReWa WWTP located on the Saluda River
SUBDIVISIONS:
Yorkshire Farms located on Circle Road, 99 lots
Rogers Road Subdivision
Oaks at Shiloh Creek
Bronson Ridge Commercial Development (Bond Renewal) located on Highway 81N
May Stats:
Land Use Permits, 174
Septic Tank Permits, 54
Individual Summary Plats, 54
Subdivisions, 6

Commercial Up-fits, 4
Home Based Business, 3
Fleet Services
Have 6 vacancies: (2) Mechanic in our Light Duty shop and (3) Diesel Mechanic in our Medium/Heavy Duty shop and (1) Customer Service Specialist. Due to the reintegration with the Sheriff Office we are in process to hire for (2) Service Techs
To see a listing of vehicles and equipment being sold visit the Anderson County Website at www.andersoncountysc.org  You can then click ‘Online Auction’ to view inventory and register.
May Stats:
328 work orders closed totaling $65,126.61
Total online auctions sales to date $399,118.82
Stormwater
Conducted fifth review of Roger’s Knoll Subdivision and third review of Anderson Apartments.
Approved major modification for Sanders Hwy 76 Mine Site Reclamation.
A cease and desist notice was issued to Hwy 178 Dollar General for failure to install stormwater controls and not following the approved sequence of construction.
Staff conducted the annual employee stormwater training for several departments. Training sessions will continue through the end of the month.
Staff attended the second quarter meeting of the SC Association of Stormwater Managers. SCDHEC presented on compliance and enforcement practices related to construction sites and municipal stormwater programs.
May Stats:
New Applications: 1
Resubmittals: 10
Reviews: 6
Pre-cons/Approvals: 2
Terminations: 2
Major Modifications: 0
Inspections: 63 sediment/erosion control, 25 post-construction, 0 county facility & 0 industrial stormwater
Solid Waste
Have part time position open (MEO II) and 1 full time position open (Truck Driver Operator).
Staff attended a Post-Closure Permit meeting with DHEC on June 7, 2017. A letter will be sent out in the next few weeks to post-closure permittees with a date of a revised post-closure plan for the Starr and Pendleton Landfills. All landfills will be required to submit a revised post-closure plan with a cost estimate of closing these landfills by December 17, 2017. Upon approval of the cost estimate, we will be required to submit a financial assurance mechanism within 60 days. DHEC will then prepare and issue a revised post-closure permit.
Environmental Enforcement picked up 140 illegal signs on Highway 153 this week.
Staff delivered cleanup supplies to Belton Elementary for their YES Course students to collect litter on the roads surrounding their school.
Staff met with the Private Household Garbage Haulers on June 8, 2017 at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center. Staff spoke on covering and securing loads, littering, using authorized roads, commercial businesses, out of county trash and other matters. We meet with the private haulers each year. If they do not follow the guidelines, they will lose their Anderson County Solid Waste Permit.
Staff attended the Anderson County and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Nuisance Wildlife Seminar.
Wastewater
The Town of Iva’s current past due is $620,456.55
Received notice from SCDHEC that the Dental Regulation has been put on hold with no time frame. We should proceed with Sewer Use Ordinance Update without this regulation.
Last calendar week (May 28 – June 3) received 107 locate tickets from SC811, of these, 4 were emergency locates.
ROW crew began inspecting sewer lines in the Gilmer Estates Subdivision. We are looking for areas taking on storm water. The last heavy rain we had caused higher than normal flows at our pump station.
We assisted the Stormwater Dept. in trying to determine where the floor drains inside two of the hangers at the airport were discharging.
The ROW crew cut through Old Williamston Rd. on the Beaver Dam Line. We also installed a 24 inch cross pipe on the 3 Mile line off Hwy 24.
Animal Shelter
One part time Animal Caretaker positions open and a part time maintenance position open.
Took in 117 animals (13 owner surrender, 2 return adoptions, 73 from animal control and 29 strays)
Adopted out 43 animals, 4 died from parvo while being treated, 7 were euthanized (3 owner requested), 15 were returned to their owners and 34 were sent to rescue.
The clinic did 82 spay/neuter surgeries.
Dr. Sanders along with Anderson County Animal Control attended training sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States.  The training included dog fighting, cock fighting and how to prosecute animal cruelty.
PAWS received $300.29 in cash donations and approximately $250 worth of dog food, toys and treats.
We were able to save 93% of the animals in our care this week .
May Stats:
Took in 469 animals (43 owner surrender, 13 returned adoptions, 300 from animal control, 113 strays).
139 animals were adopted, 12 died, 37 were euthanized (9 owner requested), 63 were returned to their owner, 123 were sent to rescue.
The clinic did 233 spay/neuter surgeries.
For the month of May we were able to save 92% of the animals in our care!  (While holding over 55 animals for court cases).