Around the County

Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway around Anderson County:
Building and Codes
Congratulations to David Hendrix (Building Inspector) for passing the Commercial Building Inspector Exam. David continues to take the initiative of getting additional certifications to do Commercial Inspections.
Met with Owner/Builder to review the requirements necessary to build a Container Home. Because this falls outside the scope of the 2015 International Residential Code, drawings are required to be submitted and sealed by a licensed professional engineer for the structure and foundation.

Plan Review Staff Meetings: 1) Met with owners to discuss requirements to convert a single-family dwelling into an Assisted Living Business. Because they will have 5 or less persons receiving care, this will fall under the 2015 International Residential Code.
PERMITS SUBMITTED: 24 New Single-Family Dwelling; 4 Addition/Renovation; 6 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 1 Demolition; 2 Replacement; 2 Swimming Pools; 86 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 12 Solar Panel Installations; 6 Commercial Including: Accupad Addition, Plastic Omnium JIG Blasting Booth, Nagoya Hibachi Up-Fit, Auto Zone Sign, First Quality-Cannonball 4 Building Shell/Fire Barrier, First Quality-Cannonball 4 Structural Steel Vacuum Blower Building; 13 Mobile Home permits including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Auto Zone Sign, Pearman Terminal located off Pearman Dairy Rd., Cabana for River Mill Pool located in Piedmont, Vantage @ Powdersville Apts. located off Hood Rd. and Various resubmittals
Development Standards
Board of Zoning Appeals approved (10) variances, denied one (1), and approved two Special Exceptions at their meeting held on Thursday August 10, 2017 at 5:00PM.
Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a “Special Called Meeting” on Monday August 28, 2017 to hear emergency/hardship variances.
Wal-Mart Powdersville Rooftop PV Solar Structure located on Highway 153, Powdersville.
St. Andrews Multi-Family Development (77 units located on Old Williamston Road).
Vantage at Powdersville Large Scale Multi-Family Development located on Hood Rood, Powdersville.
Crescent High School Expansion.
Highway 29 Investments New Commercial Building located at 6633 Highway 29, Pelzer.
Zaxby’s (revisions) located on Clemson Blvd. Anderson.
Rivermill Subdivision Amenities new swimming pool and pool house.
Rivendell Subdivision Lot #75, Phase III Buckland, a PD (Planned Development)(Final Approval Granted).
TTI located on Ryobi Drive, Anderson.
Caledonia Subdivision(Infrastructure Completed)
Avendell, Phase IV
Chimney Hill located in Powdersville
Yorkshire Subdivision located in Powdersville
Pheasant Ridge Subdivision
Three (3) residential lots proposed for C & D Road
Tru-Flo (second inspection) located on Propes Drive off of McNeely Road
Southern Smoke, New Barbecue Restaurant located on Highway 8 Pelzer
Auto Zone located on Highway 153
ROW crew completed mowing in the Powdersville area and repaired the road at the Century Farm pump station due to erosion caused by construction work grading.
Performed 15 residential sewer tap inspections this week: 4 in Hawks Ridge, 2 in Sullivan Hills, 2 in Pheasants Ridge, 3 in Innisbrook, 1 in The Oaks @ Shiloh, 1 in Wild Hickory Circle and 2 in Three Bridges.
A construction meeting was held for the Betsy Tucker sewer project this week. The contractor has hit rock around manhole A-12 and blasting will have to be done in order to finish the 18 inch gravity sewer. Contractor has 38 days to complete project.
Performed deflection and air testing in The Oaks @ Shiloh subdivision last week. Testing will not be complete until vacuum testing is performed on manholes. This is the last section of 8 inch gravity sewer in phase 1. Phase 2 of this subdivision is still awaiting construction permits before sewer permits can be issued.
Animal Shelter
PAWS took in 173 animals this week (23 owner surrender, 4 return adoptions, 78 from animal control, 68 strays).
Had 78 animals get adopted, 49 were returned to their owner and 21 were sent to rescue groups. We had 3 animals die, 11 were euthanized due to illness or aggression and 5 animals were owner requested euthanasia.
Met with staff from Tri County Tech Veterinary Technician program to see how we can better work together to help the animals and students of Anderson County.  We look forward to saving even more lives together.
Sent kittens on a daytrip to NHC Healthcare.  The residents loved being able to spend time with the kittens. We hope to continue this on a regular basis and reach out to more facilities in the county.
The clinic performed 162 spay/neuter surgeries.
Started our Back to School Pawty. Dogs are $12 and cats are free August 7 -18th.
Clemson Kennel Club donated $500 worth of enrichment items and food for our dogs.
We were able to save 92% of the animals in our care this week.