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Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway around Anderson County this past week:
Building and Codes
· PERMITS SUBMITTED: 7 New Single-Family Dwelling; 1 Addition/Renovation; 1 Replacement; 5 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 2 Demolition; 6 electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 1 Residential Solar Panel; 6 Commercial Including: Deesha Enterprises HVAC Change-Out, New Kitchen Hood Installation at Kolache Up-Fit, Electrical for PC Young Mens Christian Association, First Quality Fire Protection, Ingles Gas Express #73 and Ingles Store #73 Adjacent Shops; 14 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
· DRAWINGS SUBMITTED:  Up-Fit to Dollar Tree in Piedmont, New Townhomes located off Madison Ln. in Pendleton, Michelin Sandy Springs Cafeteria Remodel and Various resubmittals
Development Standard
· SITE PLAN REVIEW:
o Duke Energy W S Lee Steam Floodplain Development Permit FEMA
o Three and Twenty Store located at 3 and 20 Road
o Opperman Warehouse 120,000 square foot building located on Shiloh Church Road, Piedmont
o Dudley RV Park Phase II located on Seminole Point Road on Lake Hartwell.
o US 76 Sanders RV Storage Sandy Springs
o White Solar located on Highway 86 Piedmont.
· GRADING PERMITS APPROVED:
o Opperman Warehouse 120,000 square foot building located on Shiloh Church Road, Piedmont
o Vantage Apartments located on Hood Road Powdersville.
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· ROADS AND BRIDGES
· Vegetation Crews are trimming, mowing, and removing hazardous trees throughout the county.
· Pipe Crews performed ditching on Elgin Road and installed and repaired culvert pipes.
· Asphalt Crews repaired potholes and repaired/installed driveway aprons.
· Sign Crews assisted with traffic control and closure of Powel Road for pipe crew. Also performed special project of signs for Lights of Hope.
· Bridge Crews built rebar cages for Ballard Road and received new lights for East-West Parkway.
· Grading Crews are finishing grading on Lollis Road and are preparing for installation of culvert on County Lakes Road.
· On-call crew received 3 after-hours call-outs for a total of 13 man-hours: 2 stop signs, 1 dead animal.
Stormwater
· Received resubmittals for Innovation Center and J & L Woodard Family Farms.
· Staff met with the owner of Sandy Farms Farm to discuss the site’s compliance problems and possible solutions to avoid further enforcement measures.
· Staff met with an Electrolux representative to discuss an upcoming major modification application.
· Approved the permit termination of W.S. Lee PNG Parcel Clearing.
· A previously issued cease and desist notice for land disturbing activity without a permit on Huntington Road was lifted.
· Staff attended the SC Association of Stormwater Managers meeting in Columbia.
· Did you know? The Adopt-A-Stream program conducts volunteer water quality monitoring at 6 locations in Anderson County. Four locations on Cox Creek and two on Big Generostee Creek are sampled for things like pH, dissolved oxygen and bacteria.
Solid Waste
· S.C. Supreme Court Justice Donald Beatty announced that judges would not be allowed to issue Bench Warrants when the defendant fails to appear in court for a misdemeanor. Law Enforcement Officials and residents are very concerned on how to handle court cases when the defendant does not show up for court. They will be sent a letter that they missed a court date, but the question is what happens when they do not show up for the second date?
· Environmental Enforcement assisted Development Standards on Airline Road with Land Use Permit issue and open storage. Cleanup Order issued.
· Environmental Enforcement educated residents at the Whitefield and White Street Convenience Centers on covering their loads.
· Providing roll-carts and picking up litter around Greenpond this week for the Palmetto Boat Center High School Fishing Tournament.
· The new Townville Convenience Center was permitted for a wastewater system and well. Wet weather is causing some delays on construction.
· Adopted Big Genestee stream, near the old animal shelter and added a second stream at Five Mile Creek. Both streams were tested for bacteria and chemical pollution. This is a monthly requirement and the numbers are entered into the Adopt-a-Stream database.
· The Anti-Litter Art is due November 21st. The art will then be judged by staff and volunteers to determine the 13 winners to be displayed in the calendar this year.
· Spoke to Oconee County about our “One Bag at a Time” initiative. They are interested in doing a similar initiative with Keep Oconee Beautiful and wanted advice and information on starting it. We collected right at 500 bags of litter during the month of October for “One Bag at a Time.”
· Volunteers, Detention Center Litter crew and staff have picked up 3,459 bags of litter and 228 tires from July 1, 2017 through October 31, 2017.
· 2 inmates for the convenience centers and 1 for the MRF this week due to a shortage of inmates on work detail at the Detention Center.
· Did You Know? Reaching recycling levels of 75% in the United States would generate a net of 1,500,000 million new jobs nationally.
Wastewater
· Our pretreatment coordinator attended the State Pretreatment Consortium Meeting in Columbia SC.
· Contractors performed a directional bore and pulled approximately 500 feet of 10 inch HDPE pipe around the bridge that is scheduled to be replaced on Shiloh Road in Piedmont. The existing force main had to be moved to accommodate the new bridge.
· Anderson County Wastewater held a mandatory pre-bid meeting at the Anderson County Courthouse for the Phase II Five Mile sewer line replacement. Sealed bids for project are due by 11:00am on December 1st.
· Assisted Roads and Bridges with by-pass pumping for road repairs in Powdersville.
· There was 1 after hour call due to a stopped up sewer main in Long Meadow Subdivision, for a total of 4.5 hours overtime.
· Did you know? You can speed up the sewer permit process by calling 260-4023 and providing the TMS# and address before coming in.
ANIMAL SHELTER
· Were able to save 92% of the animals in our care this week.
· INTAKES:  98 (6 owner surrender, 2 return adoptions, 76 from animal control, 12 strays and 2 transferred in from other agencies).
· OUTCOMES:   47 animals adopted, 6 died, 2 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 2 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 12 were returned to their owners and 38 were sent to rescue
· Clinic performed 64 spay/neuter surgeries.
· There are currently 174 large dogs, 16 small dogs, 37 puppies, 41 cats and 76 kittens in the facility.
· Out of those 338 animals 225 are currently available for adoption or rescue. 128 of those have already been altered.
· Dr. Sanders has been chosen as a member of the Laurens County Shelter Committee and is assisting them in implementing lifesaving programs that will allow them to reach NoKill as well.