Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway:
Building and Codes
1. Plan Review Staff Meetings:
1. 1) Met with Arthrex representatives to discuss plan review comments. General code issues were discussed in regards to their new facility.
2. 2) Met with owner and engineer to discuss options for different uses in an existing building. Prior occupancy classification was an F-1 Factory Industrial (Combustible Products). Possible new occupancy would be metal fabrication shop F-2 Factory Industrial (Non-Combustible). Drawings to be submitted at a later date.
3. Met with Building Inspectors to go over process of using Cartegraph One on their cell phones. We are beginning to use this app for tracking of compliance issues (Tall Grass, other Misc. Violations)
2. We want to welcome Alan Tafta, new Building Inspector, to our team. Alan has been working in the construction industry and already possess a Residential Building Inspector Certification through the International Codes Council.
3. 6 New Single-Family Dwellings
4. 3 Addition/Renovation Permits
5. 10 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings
6. 2 Pool Permits
7. 4 Demolition Permits
8. 9 Permits issued for Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 1 Residential Solar
9. 6 Commercial Permits Including: Wedgewood Pump Station, Civic Center Pump Station, Electrical for RTU Unit, Grace United Methodist Foundation Repair, Stem Center Rooftop Solar, Green Pond Landing Tower Foundation
10. 21 Mobile Home permits including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
11. Drawings submitted for: Arthrex Central Services Building located off Hwy 76, Dollar Tree Remodel in Williamston, Green Pond Landing Communications Tower, Opperman Webbing new Building located in Piedmont, Town Creek Apartments Storage Building, TTI
1. UPCOMING MEETINGS:
1. Planning Commission will meet on March 13, 2018 at 6:00pm to hear four(4)subdivisions at their March 13, 2018 Meeting;
1. Townhomes at Kingsridge 50 townhomes are proposed located on Three Bridges Road
2. Kingslake Subdivision 99 lots are proposed located on Sitton Hill Road
3. Kingsridge Subdivision 170 lots are proposed located on Sitton Hill Road.
4. Cheshire Subdivision, 54 lots are proposed on Sitton Hill Road & Three Bridges Road
2. Citizens Advisory Committee for District 4 will meet on March 7, 2018 at 6:30pm to hear a Special Exception Application to allow for owner/occupy residence while conducting arborist business located at Evergreen Road, Anderson.
3. Land Use Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on March 8, 2018 to hear seven variances and 1 special exception at 5:15pm.
1. All seven requests are to allow for substitution of single wide mobile homes for double wide mobile home/site built
2. 1 sign variance request for Ingles Highway 81 Piedmont
2. SITE PLAN REVIEW:
1. Arthrex Manufacturing Campus Sandy Springs, Pendleton.
2. Quik Trip located on Highway 86, Piedmont.
3. Dollar Tree Williamston (Final Review)
4. McDonald’s Pearman Dairy Road and Whitehall Road, Anderson.
5. Pennington Farms, a (PD) Planned Development Lot #3, 10
6. Sullivan’s Hills, a (PD) Planned Development, Lot #31, 70
3. LAND USE PERMITS APPROVED:
1. Verizon Wireless Tower located at Blue Ridge Avenue, Belton.
2. Dudley RV Park (Phase II) for nine (9) RV sites located on Shores Drive on Lake Hartwell
3. Martin & Martin Auctioneers Firearms located at 1611 Auction Drive, Pelzer
4. COMPLIANCE ISSUES:
1. 39 Illegal signs picked up on Highway 153 & 10 illegal signs picked up on the East West Connector
2. 137 Harper Street- Zack’s garage.
Roads & Bridges
1. Bridge Crew is working on Ballard Road Bridge Replacement Project and repairing light post bases on East-West Parkway.
2. Grading Crew replaced culverts and performed routine maintenance on County-owned gravel roads.
3. Asphalt Crews completed pothole repair requests and performed shoulder work on Cox Road.
4. Ditching and Pipe Crews completed drainage project for the Detention Center and re-established ditches along County Roads.
5. Vegetation Crews completed a tree project and started assisting Parks Department with tree and debris removal from Green Pond Landing.
6. Approved subdivision plans for Hunters Crossing.
7. Preconstruction meeting held for Hopewell Church Road Relocation.
8. 6 Vacancies: (3) Equipment Operators, (1) Equipment Operator pending, (1) Engineering Tech. (1) Laborer.
9. On-call crews did not receive any after-hours call-outs.
1. Major modifications received for Arthrex and First Quality.
2. Pre-con held and approval issued for Arthrex Manufacturing Campus.
3. A new submission was received for an expansion at Stanco in the Alliance Industrial park.
4. Staff participated in a conference call with Duke Energy and SCDHEC to discuss future phases of the coal-ash basins’ removal.
1. Litter Clean Up day on March 3, 2018 around the Greenpond area. We will be teaming up with Discover Anderson and Palmetto Boat Center with volunteers to pick up roads coming into the Greenpond Boat Landing.
2. Met with the Cheddar Community at the Cheddar Fire Department to discuss road conditions, Anderson Regional Landfill and fuel tanker trucks not using certain roads in the area.
3. Repaired the conveyor line at the MRF due to a roller breaking.
4. Delivered litter cleanup supplies to Crescent High School for them to clean around their school grounds and the surrounding roadway.
5. We have 2 inmates for the convenience centers and 3 forthe MRF this week due to a shortage of inmates on work detail at the Detention Center.
6. Did You Know? Palmetto Pride Education programs reached over 71,677 students and 296 elementary, middle & high schools.
1. ROW crew inspected the sewer line on Dixon Road and on Whitehall Road for a future DOT Project. The manholes on this section of line are showing signs of corrosion due to hydrogen sulfide build up.
2. Began wastewater infrastructure inspection in Hunters Glen Subdivision. Inspection will include smoke testing, cleaning lines, and camera inspection work.
3. Attended a pre-construction meeting at Raven Hills Subdivision in Powdersville. An 8 inch gravity sewer line will tie into Anderson County Wastewater’s existing sewer line in the Ravenwood Subdivision.
4. There were no after-hour calls this week.
5. Did you know? Anderson County’s 6&20 WWTP was the first WWTP in South Carolina to use ultraviolet lights for disinfection of the final effluent. SCDHEC sets E-Coli limits that have to be met by Anderson County Wastewater in order to protect aquatic life in the receiving stream. Ultraviolet lights are safer to operate and easier to maintain than chlorine disinfection.
1. We were able to save 95% of the animals in our care this week.
2. INTAKES: 119 (15 owner surrender, 2 return adoptions, 84 from animal control, 17 strays,1 transfer)
3. OUTCOMES: 43 animals adopted, 1 died, 3 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 2 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 20 were returned to their owners and 29 were sent to rescue.
4. Clinic performed 76 spay/neuter surgeries.
5. There are currently 187 large dogs, 18 small dogs, 19 puppies, 34 cats and 18 kittens in the facility.
6. Out of the 174 animals available for adoption 134 (77%) are currently altered.
7. Thank you to Building and Grounds for having the shelter floors cleaned. They look great!
8. There are 9 dogs being held for court.
9. PAWS received $299.25 in cash donations.