Around the County . . .


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

Building and Codes
1. PERMITS SUBMITTED: 16 New Single-Family Dwellings; 3 Addition/Renovation; 1 Replacement; 9 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 2 Demolition; 22 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 3 Residential Solar Panel; 8 Commercial Including: Chuck’s Auto Repair, Waffle House located off Clemson Blvd, Sanders Storage Building #1, Sanders Storage Building #2, Love’s Travel Stops Addition, Superior Engineering Electrical 3-Phase Service, HVAC Change-out for Family Dollar, Agent Owned Realty Office Re-Roof; 19 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
2. DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Ag Pro Addition located off Hwy 29 N, Heritage Trace Building J Fire Re-Build, N Main Street Belton Roof Replacement/Shell and various resubmittals
3. Did You Know? The SC Building Codes Council is currently in the process of adopting the 2018 International Codes including the 2017 National Electrical Code. Comments and/or changes are currently being accepted through their office until June 1 2018. Enforcement of these codes will probably take place July 1, 2019. You can click on the following link for additional information.
Development Standard
1. Planning Commission approved Arthrex Industrial Development located on Highway 76 Sandy Springs at their meeting held on Tuesday January 9, 2018 by a unanimous vote. There was no opposition to the request.
2. Conference call with SCDMV Representative on new registration requirements for used automobile car lots for license that expire or have lapsed.
Arthrex Industrial Project located on Highway 76 Sandy Springs-Review of outdoor lighting plan for proposed facility and parking lot.
Pilot Travel Stop Addition located at 110 Frontage Road, Piedmont.
Electrolux Expansion located on Master’s Blvd.
Q-Trip Convenience Store located in Piedmont (Final Review from SCDOT)
Raceway Expansion located on Clemson Blvd. Anderson
New Hope Baptist Church Expansion.
Floodplain Development Permit for property located at Billy Gambrell Road.
Floodplain Development Permit for 165 Mt. Lake Drive, Piedmont.
Final Permit Duke Energy WS Lee Steam
Magnolias Farms
Hunt Meadows Phase II
Family Dollar Highway 29 landscaping required to be replanted due weather.
Roads & Bridges
1. 5 Vacancies: (2) Equipment Operators, (1) Truck Driver, (2) Engineering Techs.
2. Vegetation Crews continued to remove hazardous trees throughout County.
3. Bridge Crew placed signs at Old Courthouse and continued on Ballard Road Bridge.
4. Grading Crews continued road improvement at Green Pond Landing.
5. Pipe Crews installed driveway pipes and prepped for asphalt aprons in various locations.
6. Asphalt Crews worked on repairing pothole requests and was able to get asphalt for aprons.
7. Sign Crews performed routine maintenance on signs; opened Brock Road in Belton which was closed for railroad crossing repair.
8. Received Stormwater Permit for Hopewell Road Relocation Project.
9. Reviewed plans for Shackleburg Farms Subdivision.
1. Received resubmittal for J & L Woodard Family Farms and Site Improvements for Electrolux Anderson major modification.
2. Received new application for Carriage Hill, a subdivision located on Colonel Johnson Road in Easley.
3. Met with the engineers for the Arthrex project to discuss the phasing and design of the stormwater system.
Solid Waste
1. Negotiating with Anderson Regional Landfill on a new contract to handle Anderson County’s MSW needs.
2. Delayed opening some of our convenience centers by 1 hour on January 9, 2018 due to icy conditions inside the sites.
3. Extreme cold temperatures are keeping staff busy with water pipe and hydraulic repairs at Convenience Centers and MRF.
4. Environmental Enforcement stopped an individual this week on Shockley Ferry Rd. for littering. He had 2 warrants of which one was for armed robbery. He was taken to the Anderson County Detention Center.
5. Environmental Enforcement continues to work with DHEC on an illegal tires dumping off of Middleton Rd. that may involve a tire business in our area.
6. Environmental Enforcement picked up 3 illegal signs at the corner of Amity Rd. and Highway 29 North.
7. We have 3 inmates for the convenience centers and 0 for the MRF this week due to a shortage of inmates on work detail at the Detention Center. There continues to be a shortage due to Bench Warrants not being issued due to a ruling by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
8. Did You Know? If each American were to recycle 1/10th of their newspapers each year, we could save around 25 million trees.
1. Two Right of Ways Tech and one Pump Station Tech positions are currently vacant.
2. Reviewed plans for proposed pump station and force main routes to decommission 6&20 Plant. Projected for bids to go out in August 2018.
3. Met with County Staff and design team with project Atlas to discuss wastewater utility
4. Contractors are blasting for a retention pond next to the Rock Tenn pump station on Oak Road in Piedmont. Anderson County Wastewater is monitoring the job closely to ensure that the pump station is not damaged during this process.
5. The pump station crew installed a repaired pump at Riverstone pump station.
Animal Shelter
1. We were able to save 93 % of the animals in our care this week.
2. INTAKES:  91 (16 owner surrender, 0 return adoptions, 48 from animal control, 27 strays and 0 transferred in from other agencies).
3. OUTCOMES:  53  animals adopted, 1 died, 5 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 3 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 13 were returned to their owners and 21 were sent to rescue
4. Clinic performed 75 spay/neuter surgeries.
5. There are currently 185 large dogs, 16 small dogs, 22 puppies, 29 cats and 9 kittens in the facility.
6. Out of the 165 animals available for adoption 135 (81.8%) are currently altered.
7. There are 9 dogs being held for court.
8. Dr. Sanders attended the NoKillSC quarterly meeting where shelter directors in SC are collaborating on how to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs in the state by the end of 2018.
9. PAWS received $1,898.95 in cash donations.