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Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway:
Development Standards
1. SITE PLAN REVIEW:
Arthrex Manufacturing located on Highway 76, Pendleton (Final Review)
Duke Energy WS Lee Steam Monitoring Wells Master Plan Project-Floodplain Development Permits
Smith Mill Road Townhomes
Heritage Pediatrics Expansion located on Wren School Road, Piedmont
Sanders Storage located at 4200 Highway 81 North, Anderson
Huitt Farms Event Venue Dobbins Bridge Road
Nomadilac Shave Ice Highway 153 Powdersville
Pennington Farms, a PD (Planned Development #23)
Gunsmithing Shop located at 430 Carole Ave. Anderson
1. Land Use Permits Issued:
1. SUBDIVISIONS:
River Reserve Phase IV
Pennington Farms
Caledonia Phase III Completion
Caledonia Subdivision Phase IV Bond $60,475
Thomas W. Smith, Jr. RV Park
1. BUFFERYARD INSPECTIONS:
Advanced Riggin- 3 & 20 Road, Easley
1. COMPLIANCE ISSUES:
Beekeeper Business located at 104 Tinsley Drive, Anderson
1. Did You Know? A home based business is required to obtain a Home Occupation Permit within uninicorporated, unzoned, and zoned areas of Anderson County.

Roads & Bridges
1. Bridge Crews continued to work on Ballard Road Bridge Project.
2. Grading Crews finished Lewis Road Culvert Replacement Project, assisted Building and Grounds to demolish old storage building at Mental Health office, installed gravel road at the airport for Airshow Parking.
3. Asphalt Crews filled potholes and installed driveway aprons.
4. Ditching Crews replaced driveway pipes and prepped for asphalt aprons; poured a concrete pad for airport staff.
5. Vegetation Crews removed hazardous trees and used boom mower to clean right-of-ways.
6. Sign Crews completed sign project on Ridge Road and performed routine maintenance.
7. Completed second review for Carriage Hill Subdivision plans.
8. Approved plans for Inlet Pointe summary plat.
9. 6 Vacancies: (1) Equipment Operator, (1) Equipment Operator – pending, (1) Engineering Tech, (1) Laborer, (1) Laborer – pending, (1) Truck Driver.
10. On-Call Crews received 3 after-hours call-outs for a total of 8 man-hours: 2 trees and one dead animal.
Stormwater
1. Reveiws were conducted for Shackleburg Farms (2nd), Carriage Hill Subdivision (2nd), and Smith Mill Road Townhomes major modification (1st).
2. Submitted comments to SCDHEC suggesting changes to the next NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit.
3. Cease and desist notices were issued to James Lake Subdivision due to sediment controls not installed resulting in off-site impacts, a landscaping business in Powdersville conducting land disturbing activity without a permit, and Vantage Apartments in Powderville for not installing and maintaining stormwater controls.
Solid Waste
1. There will be a Shred Day on May 5th at the Balloon Launch Field at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center from 10am until 1pm.
2. The Great Anderson County Cleanup is scheduled for April 21st from 8am until noon. The Kick-Off Party will be on April 16th at 6pm at the Civic Center of Anderson. Staff is in the process of inviting all Adopt-a-Spot Groups, volunteers, churches and resident to participate in the event.
3. Environmental Enforcement picked up 132 illegal signs on Highway 24 this past week.
4. Staff has been assisting with the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center by emptying trash cans around the site this week.
5. Placed an 8-yard container at Ace Hardware in Williamston for cardboard recycling.
6. Met with the employees at the Anderson DHEC office to revamp their recycling program.
7. Completed billboard contract and chose locations for the Great Anderson County Cleanup billboards to go up next week.
8. Staff participated in the Honea Path Middle School Career Day and spoke to 90 students.
9. Trimmed trees at the King David Convenience Center for safety purposes.
10. We have 2 inmates for the convenience centers and 3 for the MRF this week due to a shortage of inmates on work detail at the Detention Center.
11. Did You Know? The first annual Palmetto Pride Litter Trashes Everyone Children’s Book Contest in South Carolina was won by 11-year old Jayla Washington of Green Charter School of the Midlands. One book will be donated to each elementary school in South Carolina.
Wastewater
1. The Town of Iva’s current running balance is $724,117.76.
2. ReWa and Wastewater staff met to review GIS shapefiles of wastewater infrastructure in Northern Anderson County.
3. The ROW crew cleaned sewer mains at the following locations: Old Mill Rd., Coachman Dr., Oxmoor Dr., Centerville Rd. and Spencer Street, this will help control root growth and grease buildup in the sewer lines.

Animal Shelter
1. We were able to save 93% of the animals in our care this week.
2. INTAKES:  135 (18 owner surrender, 1 return adoptions, 52 from animal control, 17 strays, 47 transferred in)
3. OUTCOMES: 76 animals adopted, 0 died, 9 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 3 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 15 were returned to their owners and 5 were sent to rescue.
4. Clinic performed 84 spay/neuter surgeries.
5. Currently 174 large dogs, 8 small dogs, 10 puppies, 30 cats and 9 kittens in the facility.
6. Out of the 159 animals available for adoption 123 (77%) are currently altered.
7. There are 9 dogs being held for court.
8. PAWS received $572 in cash donations.
9. PAWS has started fundraising and planning for the 2018 Bow Wow Luau to be held at Greenpond Landing July 14th.