Around the County . . .


Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway:
Building and Codes
· PERMITS SUBMITTED:  11 New Single-Family Dwelling; 3 Addition/Renovation; 2 Replacement; 1 Pool; 2 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 2 Demolition; 17 electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 5 Residential Solar Panel; 9 Commercial Including: Sign for Ridge Top Mulch, Verizon Power house Up-Fit, Holiday Inn Express Re-Roof, Brogan Apartment Buildings 101 – 115 Re-Roof, Brogan Apartment Buildings 133 – 147 Re-Roof, Cox Media Billboard Sign, Electrical for Covenant Baptist Church Sign, Gas piping for Heater Installation in Chicken Houses, HVAC Replacement for Post Office in Iva; 10 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
· DRAWINGS SUBMITTED:  Brickyard Auto in Pendleton, Hall Workshop, Michelin 76 Metal Canopy, Ridge Top Mulch Sign, Sanders Storage Buildings, McJunkin Building located off Lacannon Rd and Various resubmittals
· November Stats:
· New Single-Family & Multi-Family Dwelling permits down 38% Compared to November 2016 (50 to 31)
· Revenue Up 47% Compared to November 2016 ($67,496.70 to $99,471.80)
· Total of 724 permits/transactions – down 8% Compared to November 2016 (790): 139 Building, 275 Electrical, 95 Plumbing, 82 HVAC, 83 Mobile Homes, 14 Demolition, 0 Moving, 36 Miscellaneous
Development Standard
o Arthrex New Manufacturing Facility located on US Highway 76
o Michelin US Facility located in Sandy Springs
o TTI New Facility located at Innovation Center Anderson
o Vantage at Powdersville Multi-Family Apartments located on Hood Road-Powdersville
o Energy Project Hartwell and Aiken Site
o Duke Energy Lee Steam Outfall Project
o Green Pond Landing Project
o Danyel’s Turf new meal building for equipment and product services located on Liberty Highway
o Attenborough Townhomes (76 units) located on River Road-Plan will be required for second review with the Planning Commission at their December 2017 Meeting.
o Dairy Road Residential Project-Floodplain Development Permit.
o Vantage at Powdersville Multi-Family Apartments located on Hood Road
o Kingslake located on Sitton Hill Road near Three Bridges Road
o Ellison Plantation infrastructure is completed (Final Inspection Required)
o Bronson Ridge Final Checklist
o Wild Meadows Bond Renewal required
Roads & Bridges
· Asphalt Crews paved Country Lakes Road and Elrod Road; also repaired potholes, and repaired/installed driveway aprons.
· Sign Crew performed routine maintenance for road signs and completed signage at Green Pond Landing.
· Bridge Crew continued to work on Ballard Road Bridge. The existing culvert was removed due to structural failure.
· On-call crew received 0 after-hours call-outs.
· No Accidents Reported
· Five safety meetings: Topic-Holiday Safety: At The Top of Your List, Safety Update, Workers Compensation Claims, Tort/Property Claims
· One Fork Lift Certification Class
· Attended APWA Upstate Board Meeting
· Fleet and Stormwater staff mowed the detention pond at Stone Meadows Subdivision in Easley.
· Staff met with TTI representatives to work through outstanding issues with the plan review of the Innovation Center.
· Review was conducted for Dollar Tree Piedmont.
· New application was received for Shackleburg Farms Subdivision at the intersection of Smith Rd and Shackleburg Rd.
· Richey Place permit was terminated.
· Pre-con held and approval issued for Vantage @ Powdersville Apartments.
Animal Shelter
· We were able to save 93% of the animals in our care this week.
· INTAKES:  112 (34 owner surrender, 0 return adoptions, 55 from animal control, 22 strays and 1 transferred in from other agencies).
· OUTCOMES:   67 animals adopted, 6 died, 3 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 2 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 21 were returned to their owners and 21 were sent to rescue
· Clinic performed 103 spay/neuter surgeries.
· There are currently 182 large dogs, 29 small dogs, 23 puppies, 45 cats and 62 kittens in the facility.
· There are 12 dogs being held for court.
· Out of those 238 animals 59% are available for adoption and altered.
· PAWS received $1,641.00 in cash donations.
· November Stats:
o We were able to save 91% of the animals in our care for the month.
o INTAKES: 431 (92 owner surrender, 5 return adoptions, 239 from animal control, 92 strays and 3 transferred in from other agencies).
o OUTCOMES: 253 animals adopted, 17 died, 22 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 7 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 78 were returned to their owners and 101 were sent to rescue
o Clinic performed 335 spay/neuter surgeries.