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Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway:
Building and Codes

* Applicable staff met with Developer for preliminary review of future development off of Hwy 153. Actual use to be determined at a later date.
* Met with Development Standards to review plans submitted for review for a PD (Planned Development) subdivision. Plans were approved as submitted and permits to be issued accordingly
* PERMITS SUBMITTED: 18 Single-Family Dwellings; 3 Addition/Renovation; 4 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 3 Pool; 4 Demolition; 84 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 10 Residential Solar; 11 Commercial Including: Heritage Trace Building J Fire Rebuild, Bottom’s Up Tavern Porch Addition, 100 Amp Electrical Service for Bolding LLC, Heat Pump Replacement for Fafard Inc, Electrical to Existing Building to be converted to a Thrift Store, Sign for Mountain Springs Baptist Church, 6 Ton Heat Pump Replacement, Re-Roof of Restroom Building, Re-Roof of Classroom Building, Re-Roof of Pump Testing Building, Re-Roof of Picnic Shed; 19 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
* DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Camp Bow Wow Interior Renovation located off Cooper Ln in Easley, Center Point Up-Fit Unit A8 located of McNeely Rd in Piedmont and various resubmittals
* March Stats:

o New Single-Family & Multi-Family Dwelling permits up 49% Compared to March 2017 (78 to 116)

o Revenue down 9% Compared to March 2017 ($114,185.70 to $104,266.20)

o Total of 1124 permits/transactions – Down 14% Compared to March 2017 (1,314): 263 Building, 385 Electrical, 171 Plumbing, 167 HVAC, 89 Mobile Homes, 14 Demolition, 10 Moving, 25 Miscellaneous
Development Standards

* Met with The Durburn Group from Charlotte, NC and other county staff to review a new commercial project located on Whitehall Road, Anderson.
* Met with developer on a proposed preliminary project located in Powdersville.
* SITE PLAN REVIEW:

o Campbell Commercial Building located at Intersection of SC Hwy 24 & Commerce Blvd., Anderson

o Smith Mill Farms Townhomes located on Smith Mill Road.

o 1st Choice Auto Group Commercial Car Lot located at 2515 SC Highway 86, Piedmont.

o Floodplain Development Permit Application 100 Fox Creek Road, Anderson.

o Race Way Gasoline line replacement located on Clemson Blvd.

* LAND USE PERMITS APPROVED:

o Arthrex Manufacturing located on Highway 76, Pendleton.

o Q-Trip Convenience located on Highway 86, Piedmont.

o Hyundai of Anderson located on Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson.

o Southern Manor Wedding located on Highway 247, Belton.

* SUBDIVISONS:

o Sullivan Hills

o Magnolias Farms

o Barrington Creek

o Woodard Farms

* COMPLIANCE ISSUES:

o Illegal signs Highway 153 and Highway 29

o Wicker Lane Commercial Lawn Business

o 3904 Hopewell Road-Mulch/Chipping Business

o Highway 8 Corner Commercial Site

o 104 Tinsley Drive-Beekeeper complaint

* BUFFERYARD INSPECTIONS:

o Highway 81 Storage(Preliminary Inspection)

* March Stats:

o Land Use Permits Issued, 173

o Septic Tank Permit, 71

o Individual Plats, 39

o Home Based Business, 4

o Commercial Up-fits

* Did you know? Did you know that it is illegal to place temporary signs within the road right of way and without the proper permits

 

Roads & Bridges

* 5 Vacancies: (1) Engineering Tech, (1) Laborer, (1) Truck Driver (2) Equipment Operators – pending.
* Grading Crews demolished a County owned building on North Manning. The building was in danger of falling. Crews graded the site so Building and Grounds will be able to mow the lot. Crews also worked on the intersection of Hobson Road and the East West Connector.
* Vegetation Crews worked on Old Mill Road, airport properties, and other areas of the County with routine mowing and tree trimming.
* Asphalt Crews installed driveway aprons around the County.
* Bridge Crews completed the structure for the new Bridge on Ballard Rd. and are working on the approaches currently.
* Sign Crews began working on gate signs at the Airport and the Townville Convenience Center.
* Pipe and Ditching Crews replaced curbs at the Old Court House and added curb cuts at the Airport in preparation for the Airshow. Crews also replaced driveway pipes and opened ditches around the County.
* On Call: 1 tree down – 3 people – 2 hours each
* March Stats:

o Work requests: 454 new, 400 closed, and 505 open.

o On-Call: 7 after-hours call-outs for a total of 32 man-hours.

o Encroachment permits: 15/$31.

o Subdivision Plan Reviews: 5 preliminary plat reviews, 3 new subdivisions, 0 resubmittals, 1 review, and 0 approvals.
Safety

* One near miss reported.
* Five Safety meetings: Topics-Cause and Effects of Slips, Trips , and Falls, Safety Updates, Workers Compensation Claims, Tort/Property Claims
* Coordinating Pre-Trip/Tie Down class April 18th, MUTCD Training Class May 30th, and Ariel Boom Lift Class May 2nd
* Spear head implementing a Safety Program for Habitat for Humanity Anderson location

Stormwater

* Issued 5 cease and desist notices to sites conducting land disturbing activity without a permit:

o Michelin Blvd near Masters Blvd

o Hammond Circle at Broadway Lake

o Pearman Dairy Road near Standridge Road

o Pearman Dairy Road across from Duke Energy and Carpenter’s Church

o Carolina Auto Auction at I-85 and Welcome Road

* Issued a cease and desist to Highway 81 Storage Buildings due to a lack of maintenance of stormwater controls and inadequate stabilization. Those items were corrected later in the week and the notice was lifted.
* Issued a second cease and desist to Pearman Terminal for land disturbing activity outside of their approved limits, lack of stormwater control maintenance, and the absence of required documentation.
* Manager participated in 2proposed development meetings with other involved departments and the sites’ representatives.
* Reviews were conducted for McDonald’s (2nd) and Heritage Pediatrics (1st).
* Received major modification for Innovation Center.
* Approved permit termination for Michelin US-2 Trailer Storage.
* Did you know? Dams classified as Significant or High Hazard by SCDHEC must have an Emergency Action Plan in case of a problem or failure. The Stormwater Department and Anderson County Emergency Management are updating the plan now.
* March Stats:

o New Applications: 5

o Resubmittals: 8

o Reviews: 10

Solid Waste

* 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 continuing to invite all Adopt-a-Sport Groups, Adopt-a-Highway Groups, churches, volunteers, and residents that would like to participate.
* ZERO TOLERANCE for LITTER is in effect for the month of April 2018 for the state of South Carolina. There will be a strong push to catch individuals littering by law enforcement with stiff fines.
* 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.
* Environmental Enforcement assisted a local business on Highway 29 South and Pearman Dairy Rd. by helping to pick up litter in the area behind the store due to residents in the area littering. Four bags of litter were picked up.
* Environmental Enforcement took 7 cases to court in May 2018. Four Failure to Comply found guilty, 1 Unlawful Dumping asked for Public Defender and 2 DUS in which one asked for continuance for next month and 1 asked for Public Defender.
* Environmental Enforcement educated residents at the Whitefield Convenience Center on covering their loads.
* Cleaned up 65 tires on W.T. Wyatt road.
* Replaced compactor cylinder at the King David Convenience Center.
* 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.
* March Stats:

o 560.89 Recyclable tons, 24.88 E-Waste tons, 71.6 Tire tonnages and 1279 Gallons Waste Oil.

o Anderson Regional Landfill: 4985.99 tons of municipal Solid Waste at a cost of $147,186.42.

o Hauling contractor hauled 508 containers from Convenience Centers at a cost of $60,960.00.

* Starr Landfill Tonnages:

o Construction & Demolition (1,528.22 C&D) tons {13,721.51 YTD tons}.

o Land Clearing Debris (1,030.33 LCD) tons {11,639.19 YTD tons}.

o 25,360.70 Total Tons for the Year

* Environmental Enforcement March Stats: 186 Calls, 17 Warnings, 2 Assisting Another Agency, 36 Clean-Up Orders, 3 Clean-Up Order Citations, 2 Unlawful Dumping, 1 Litter Citations, 1 Uncovered Load Citations, and 2 State Citations. Total Fines requested $5,907.50.
* Did You Know? Over 28,000,000,000 glass jars and bottles wind up in landfill annually. This piles up equivalently to the size of the Empire State Building every 1.5 weeks.

Wastewater

* Town of Iva’s running balance is $711,117.76.
* Drafting an agreement with Easley Combined Utilities for Wastewater Collections to be provided by Anderson County in areas that they are currently providing Wastewater Treatment in Anderson County.
* Met with Starr/Iva and Homeland Park Water Districts to discuss providing wastewater services to an Industry in their area.
* Met with Anderson County Roads and Bridges on Halter drive in Powdersville to discuss the repair of a storm drain that is washing out around a main sewer line.
* Completed writing six standard operating procedures (SOPs) for duties in the Pretreatment Program.
* Completed updating and compiling Exhibits needed for the re-accreditation wastewater sections.
* No after hour calls.
* March Stats:

o Capacity – $55,000

o Permits – 36

o SC 811 Tickets – 478

o Sludge Hauled – 13.85 tons

o Inspections – 8

o ROW Cut – 5,700 feet