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Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway:

Building and Codes
1. PERMITS SUBMITTED: 11 Single-Family Dwellings; 6 Addition/Renovation; 9 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 10 Pool; 3 Demolition; 17 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 3 Residential Solar; 6 Commercial Including: Dollar Tree in Williamston, ROCO LLC Building, 3 Electrical Permits for Dudley RV Park, Electrical Service for Garrison Farm;20 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
2. DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Electrical Plans for Caribbean Storage Building I, Electrolux Up-Fit, Sign for Holiday Inn Express, Electrical Upgrade for Tri County Rental and various resubmittals
Development Standards
1. Meetings Held:
2. Citizens Advisory Committee for District 7 met on Wednesday April 4, 2018 and approved a Special Exception Application for Lavender Farm located on Midway Road. There were 7 property owners in attendance that spoke and 2 were in opposition.
3. Board of Zoning Appeals met on Thursday April 12, 2018 and approved 7 variances, 1 special exception.
4. SITE PLAN REVIEW:
5. Opperman Webbing Upstate Commercial Office Park 12,300 square feet located at 1380 Shiloh Community Road, Piedmont.
6. The Standard Cremation & Funeral Center located at the Intersection of SC Highway 28 & Commerce Blvd. Anderson
7. Power Trac 9 Addition located at 2700 Highway 29 S, Anderson
8. Green’s Automotive located at 414 Master’s Drive, Anderson.
9. First Choice Reality located at 2515 SC Highway 86, Piedmont
10. Verizon Wireless Addition located at 360 Freeman Road, Liberty
11. Verizon Wireless Addition located at 2003 River Road, Piedmont
12. LAND USE PERMITS APPROVED:
13. Q-Trip Convenience Store located at Highway 86 Piedmont
14. Powdersville Middle School Roe Road Connection Project
15. GRADING PERMITS:
16. Powdersville Middle School Roe Road Connection Project
17. COMPLIANCE ISSUES:
18. 2615 Anderson Highway-Airstrip
19. Violation of HOA Covenants Sedgewood Subdivision
20. Illegal signage located at Amity Road, Old Williamston Road, McAlister Road & Breazeale Road
Roads & Bridges
1. Grading Crews worked on Poore Drive and Viola Way for gravel maintenance, culvert repairs on Zula Circle and Thompson Road; also built catch basin on Cherokee Road.
2. Vegetation Crews worked on routine mowing and tree trimming.
3. Asphalt Crews installed driveway aprons and patched potholes around the County.
4. Bridge Crews completed installation of bridge on Ballard Road.
5. Sign Crews completed work on gate signs at the Airport and worked on routine signs throughout Anderson County.
6. Pipe and Ditching Crews placed (2) 36″ pipes at Airport, installed (2) driveways for the Town of Williamston, replaced driveway pipes, and opened ditches around the County.
7. Completed first subdivision plan review for Barrington Creek.
8. Inspected contractors’ work on ACTC contract and Hopewell Road Relocation Project.
9. 6 Vacancies: (1) Engineering Tech, (1) Laborer, (1) Truck Driver, (1) Bridge Tech, (2) Equipment Operators – pending.
10. On-call crews received 1 after-hours call-out for a total of 8 man-hours: 1 tree down.
Stormwater
1. Lifted the cease and desist notices for James Lake Subdivision after corrections were made and the land disturbance at Michelin Blvd near Masters Blvd after certifying the activity as agriculture.
2. Received resubmittals for McDonald’s and Carriage Hill.
3. Approval issued and pre-con held for QuikTrip #1117.
4. Reviews were conducted for Barrington Creek (1st), Spinx Car Wash (3rd), and W.S. Lee Coal Combustion Residuals Management Prog. Major Modification (1st).
5. Staff attended the APWA Upstate-SC Branch directors meeting in Greenville.
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 resident to participate in the event.
2. Shred Day on May 5th at the Balloon Launch Field at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center from 10am until 1pm.
3. Repaired a cylinder on a compactor at the Agnew Convenience Center, fixed a hydraulic leak on compactor at King David and repaired the roll up door at White Street.
4. Staff attended the 2018 Zero Tolerance for Litter Campaign in Columbia.  Anderson County Environmental Enforcement received a Zero Tolerance Achievement Award for their outstanding work during the 2017 Zero Tolerance Campaign.
5. Staff met with other county departments about supplying 95 gallon roll carts for the Bassmaster High School Tournament happening at Green Pond on April 14th.
6. Staff did 3 recycling presentations at Palmetto High School to 90 students and 1 teacher on Thursday.
7. We have 2 inmates for the convenience centers and 1 for the MRF this week due to a shortage of inmates on work detail at the Detention Center.
8. Did You Know? A glass container can go from a recycling bin to a store shelf in as few as 30 days.
Wastewater
1. DHEC performed a Laboratory inspection at 6&20 WWTP for recertification.  The inspector informed our operator that the 6&20 Laboratory is in compliance, and made him aware of any updates to regulations.
2. We received written notification from SCDHEC that the update to the Industrial Pretreatment Program has been approved.  The final approval has been pending public notice and any comments to be considered.  This approval allows us to move forward with re-issuing the industrial user permits to our permitted industries.  This also serves as final approval to the Sewer Ordinance updates, including the new Fats, Oil and Grease Section.  Upon approval by County Council, this allows us to move forward with implementing our Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) Program.  The FOG Program will be beneficial in reducing the amount of grease in our collection system resulting in fewer blockages and sanitary sewer overflows.
3. Met with SCDOT on Halter Dr. in Powdersville to discuss storm water pipe repair. The existing storm water discharge has washed out around the main gravity sewer line exposing the sewer pipe. A new section of storm water pipe will be added to the existing pipe to allow the storm water to discharge past the sewer line. Stone and soil will be used to backfill and cover both lines. Anderson County Roads and Bridges and Anderson County Wastewater will be working together on this project.
4. The pump station crew pulled both pumps at North Bound Rest Area and The Lakes due to trash in the pump.
5. The pump station crew replaced the check valve and plug valve on the force main pipe work at Clemson Research.
6. There were no after-hours calls this week.

Animal Shelter
1. We were able to save 93% of the animals in our care this week.
2. INTAKES:  81 (8 owner surrender, 1 return adoption, 54 from animal control, 11 strays, 7 transferred in)
3. OUTCOMES: 28 animals adopted, 2 died, 4 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 2 animals was owner requested euthanasia, 23 were returned to their owners and 8 were sent to rescue.
4. Clinic performed 83 spay/neuter surgeries.
5. There are currently 170 large dogs, 7 small dogs, 18 puppies, 20 cats and 7 kittens in the facility.
6. Out of the 139 animals available for adoption 121 (87 %) are currently altered.
7. There are 2 dogs being held for court.
8. PAWS received $429.00 in cash donations.