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Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway:
Building and Codes
1. 42 Single-Family Dwellings
2. 12 Townhomes
3. 11 Addition/Renovation Permits
4. 11 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings
5. 3 Pool Permits
6. 4 Demolition Permits
7. 47 Permits issued for Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 13 Residential Solar
8. 14 Commercial Permits Including:
1. Anderson Vegetable Stand, Superior Engineering Building, Standpipe Family Restaurant Up-Fit, AG Pro Addition, Anderson-Oconee Behavioral Remodel, Electrical Upgrade to C & F Mechanical, Electrical Upgrade to CJS Machining, Re-Roof of First Baptist Church of Iva, Ingles #73 Store Sign, Ingles #73 Gas Express Sign, Kitchen Hood Replacement for Existing Restaurant, Smith Mill Road Townhomes/Segmented Wall, Electrical for Power Restoration, Electrical for Job Site Trailer for TTI Innovation Building.
9. 14 Mobile Home permits including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
10. Drawings submitted for: Bottoms Up Tavern Porch Addition located off Hwy 76, Captain Dave’s Boat World Sign, Ingles #73 Store Sign, Ingles # 73 Gas Express Sign and various resubmittals

Development Standards
1. SITE PLAN REVIEW:
1. Smith Mill Road Townhomes located on George Smith Road.
2. Power Trac 9 Addition located at 2700 Highway 29S, Anderson.
3. Lakeside RV Park.
4. Sanders Storage located on Highway 8.
2. GRADING PERMITS:
1. Lakeside RV Park
3. SUBDIVISIONS:
1. Kingslake, Cheshire, Kingsridge, and Townhomes at Kingsridge Subdivision located on Sitton Hill Road, Easley-
4. Applications have been withdrawn at the request of the developer.
1. Chimney Hills
2. Woodland Hills
3. Creek Bed Heights
4. Barrington Creek
5. Mayfield Woods
5. COMPLIANCE ISSUES:
1. Illegal large sign located at Stonehaven Subdivision. Sign will be removed Friday 3/30/2018.
2. Illegal AIR BNB building will be converted back to a pool house located on Old Cuffy Creek Lane.

Fleet Services
1. 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
·         Bridge Crew completed concrete pours on Ballard Road Bridge Project; removed forms and are prepping for asphalt.
·         Ditching and Pipe Crews assisted asphalt crews with driveway aprons; completed ditching and driveway access requests.
·         Vegetation Crews started mobilizing tractors for the beginning of mowing; completed tree removal requests; cleared debris on Carling Drive property lines.
·            Asphalt Crews completed driveway aprons and pothole requests.
·            Sign Crews performed routine maintenance; airport gate signs project.
·            5 Vacancies: (1) Equipment Operator, (1) Engineering Tech, (1) Laborer, (2) Truck Drivers

Stormwater
1. A cease and desist notice was issued to a land disturbance without a permit on Paradise Vista Drive in Williamston.
2. An application for NPDES permit coverage was made to SCDHEC for Lakeside RV.
3. Reviews were conducted for Lakeside RV (3rd) and Stanco Expansion (1st).
4. Received resubmittals for McDonald’s, JDC-2, and Smith Mill Road Townhomes major modification.
5. The cease and desist notice issued to Vantage at Powdersville Apartments was lifted after all the deficiencies were corrected.

Solid Waste
1. 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 residents to participate in the event.
2. 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.
3. Environmental Enforcement is writing cleanup orders in the area of Ballentine St. and Williamston St. in Anderson. The Detention Center picked up the litter on Balletine St. on 3/28/18.
4. Staff picked up 32 illegal signs on Highway 28 and Dobbins Bridge Rd. this past week.
5. Staff cleaned up 32 illegally dumped tires out of a creek gulley on Stringer Rd. Tires were taken to the Anderson Regional MRF to be recycled.
6. Staff met with local businesses and residents in the Belton Cheddar Community to discuss truck routes in the area.
7. DHEC inspected the Starr C&D Class Two Landfill on 3/26/18. One area on the East Slope need more covering due to the large amount of rain we have been incurring recently. Everything else was found to be satisfactory.

Wastewater
?         Performed vacuum testing on the new manholes for phase 2 sewer in Pheasants Ridge subdivision. All testing passed and grout work was inspected.
?         Held Preconstruction meeting with TTI contractor to discuss connecting their service line to our trunk lines.
?         Construction meeting was held with contractor and engineer to discuss start dates and completion of first Phase for Betsey Tucker Project. Construction will start April 9th on lines B & C
?         Transferred daily flow to aeration #1 at 6&20 WWTP to perform preventive maintenance on Aeration #2. The solids in aeration #2 will be drained to drying beds and disposed of when dry. Seeded sludge from a neighboring treatment plant was pumped and hauled to 6&20 WWTP with the Vac-On pumper truck and added to Aeration #1 to ensure healthy microorganism growth.
·         We installed the bypass pump at Hwy. 86 # 3 to prepare for the repair of pipe work inside of the wet well.

Did you know, 6&20 WWTP has two 250,000 gallon aeration basins and is capable of treating 500,000 gallons of wastewater per day? The aeration basins introduce dissolved oxygen to the microorganisms for healthy biological treatment. These biological organisms feed on bacteria in the wastewater and remove nutrients before the clarification process.

Animal Shelter
1. We were able to save 89% of the animals in our care this week.
2. INTAKES:  73 (8 owner surrender, 0 return adoptions, 30 from animal control, 22 strays, 13 transferred in)
3. OUTCOMES: 52 animals adopted, 0 died, 8 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 1 animal was owner requested euthanasia, 21 were returned to their owners and 25 were sent to rescue.
4. Clinic performed 83 spay/neuter surgeries.
5. There are currently 170 large dogs, 11 small dogs, 21 puppies, 25 cats and 6 kittens in the facility.
6. Out of the 147 animals available for adoption 132 (90.5%) are currently altered.
7. There are 9 dogs being held for court.
8. PAWS received $111.05 in cash donations.
9. Thank you to Roads and Bridges for redoing our gravel employee parking area.  It was expanded and there is no more mud.  It looks great!
10. PAWS started an advertising campaign with HOT 98.1.  Listen for our commercials and special events.