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Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway across Anderson County . . .
Building and Codes
· Plan Review Staff Meetings: 1) Met with Architect on the new TTI Business Campus to review plans submitted. Various issues were addressed including the fire separation walls as shown on plans. Additional information to be forthcoming to determine compliance with the Building Code. 2) Met with Contractor to discuss moving a printing business into an existing building. Various issues were discussed including if this qualified as a change of occupancy. Drawings to be submitted at a later date. 3) Met with the owner of Ricks Pizza in Pendleton who is thinking about doing a renovation to his existing restaurant. Code compliance issues were discussed to determine the level of renovation as required by the International Existing Building Code.
· PERMITS SUBMITTED: 11 New Single-Family Dwellings; 3 Addition/Renovation; 8 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 2 Swimming Pools; 5 Demolition; 1 Replacement; 14 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades; 2 Commercial Including: E&I Engineering Expansion, Trinity Springs COG Steeple; 7 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
· DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Love’s Travel Stop Electrical for Propane Station, New Electrical Service for Pro-Wash Upstate and various resubmittals
Development Standards
· UPCOMING MEETINGS:
· Anderson County Citizens Advisory Committee for District 5 and District 7 will meet on February 7, 2018 at 6:30PM to hear the following:
o A variance request to subdivide property off of Martin Road, Anderson.
o Special Exception request to allow for a communications tower located on Abercrombie Road, Honea Path
o Variance request to allow for the construction of a horse barn prior to the construction of a dwelling located on Breazele Road, Williamston
o Recommendations will be presented to the Land Use Board of Zoning Appeals at their February 8, 2018 Meeting.
· Manager and Subdivision Administrator attended one day training with SC Aeronautics Commission using software CLUE-Tool for developments in and around the Anderson County Airport.
· Staff completed 91 Letters of Map Changes for property owners approved by FEMA.
· New changes removed structures outside of 100 year floodplain/implemented from our new maps adopted in December 2017.
· SITE PLAN REVIEW:
o Ortec Industrial Manufacturing-Pendleton.
o Danyel’s Turf located at 7705 Liberty Highway, Anderson
Quik-Trip No1117 Highway 86 Piedmont.
o Expansion located on Clemson Blvd. Anderson.
o Proposed commercial truck storage located at 227 Youth Center Road Belton.
o Lanier Pruitt Drive, Floodplain Development Permit
· LAND USE PERMITS ISSUED:
o Vantage Apartment Complex located on Hood Road Powdersville.
o Cox Commercial Building located at 6619 Highway 29N, Anderson
· SUBDIVISIONS:
o Hunt Meadows Phase II (26 residential lots-applied for permits)
o Mobile Home Park located on Denise Road, Easley
· COMPLIANCE ISSUES:
o 300 Easley Highway-Owner operating a business without a land use permit.
Fleet Services
· 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.
Roads & Bridges
· Vegetation Crews continued removing hazardous trees and mowing throughout County.
· Bridge Crew continued working on Ballard Road Bridge Project.
· Grading Crews finished road improvements at Green Pond Landing; assisted Animal Shelter with moving storage containers.
· Pipe Crews installed driveway pipes and prepped for asphalt aprons in various locations.
· Asphalt Crews worked on strip patching, pothole, and driveway apron requests.
· Sign Crews performed routine maintenance on signs; performed two sign audits on both Hickory and Austin Roads.
· Reviewed plans for Carriage Hill Subdivision located off of Colonel Johnson and Old Mill Roads.
· Reviewed plans for Hunters Crossing Subdivision located off of Powdersville Road.
· Held pre-construction meeting for the 2017–2018 Pavement Marking Contract.
· The 1st submission for Phase 1 of the Arthrex Manufacturing Inc. Campus has been received.
· The 2nd major modification for Site Improvements for Electrolux Anderson was approved.
· A gate at Broadway Lake was opened to control the lake level after last weekend’s rain.
· Initial review was conducted for JDC-2 New Office.
Solid Waste
· Public Works Committee met to discuss execution of the Anderson Regional Landfill contract for Anderson County’s Solid Waste.
· Staff attended the Cheddar Community meeting held on Jan. 30, 2018. Topics of discussion were Kinder Morgan, Anderson Regional Landfill and the Lee Steam Plant. Residents are concerned about the condition of roads, litter in the area, speeding and other issues. Anderson County Public Works is working on the issues.
· Environmental Enforcement patrolled the area of Big Creek Road and Alliance Parkway this week.
· Environmental Enforcement took 12 cases to court this week. There were 4 Unlawful Dumping, 1 Uncovered Load, 4 Failure to Comply, 2 Littering and 1 Warrant for Unlawful Dumping. All were found guilty.
· Environmental Enforcement issued a warrant for a resident that was involved in an illegal dumping. The individual would not respond to the officer when contact was attempted. The individual was arrested and was found guilty for the incident.
· Staff assisted in installing a new phone line at the Friendship Convenience Center.
· We have 0 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.
· Did You Know? Recycling a 3-foot stack of newspapers can save one tree.
Wastewater
· Town of Iva made a payment of $ 2,911.84 leaving their running balance $ 704,855.71.
· County Staff met to discuss options on providing wastewater infrastructure to new developments in the Powdersville area.
· Did you know? industrial, commercial and residential sewer service connections to the Anderson County Wastewater main sewer lines are inspected by the Anderson County Wastewater department to ensure that the connection is installed properly to protect the customer and our infrastructure

Animal Shelter
· We were able to save 95 % of the animals in our care this week.
· INTAKES:  82 (14 owner surrender, 0 return adoptions, 50 from animal control, 18 strays and 0 transferred in from other agencies).
· OUTCOMES:  41  animals adopted, 1 died, 4 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 1 animal was an owner requested euthanasia, 14 were returned to their owners and 9 were sent to rescue
· Clinic performed 92 spay/neuter surgeries.
· There are currently 185 large dogs, 20 small dogs, 17 puppies, 16 cats and 3 kittens in the facility.
· Out of the 160 animals available for adoption 150 (93.7%) are currently altered.
· There are 11 dogs being held for court.
· PAWS received $1806 in cash donations
· Dr. Sanders and Anderson County Animal Control spent the weekend in McCormick at the Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue course.  The class teaches how to extract large animals from trailer accidents, barn fires and other situations (mud/wells/trenches).
· A special thank you to Roads and Bridges crew for moving our shipping container into location. We are thankful for the extra storage.