Around the County . . .


Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway:
Building and Codes
1. PERMITS SUBMITTED: 23 Single-Family Dwellings; 6 Addition/Renovation; 2 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 17 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 8 Residential Solar;
2. 6 Commercial Including: Opperman Webbing Manufacturing, Steel Horse Development Shell Building, Roof Repair/Replacement of existing commercial building, Electrical Reconnect for existing retail space, Arthrex Central Services Building, Arthrex Manufacturing Building; 14 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
3. DRAWINGS SUBITTED: Webster Personal Steel Storage Building located off Lakewood Ln and various resubmittals
Development Standards
2. Combustion Turbine Plant-Lee Steam Duke Energy-located on Lee Steam Plant Road
3. Tri-County Technical College Industrial Training Center located at Intersection of Chapman Road/Ashland Chemical, Pendleton.
4. Highway 153 BP Station Powdersville
5. The Standard Cremation & Funeral Center located at Highway 28, Anderson
6. Midway Road Lavender Farm
7. Powdersville Motor Company located on Anderson Road.
8. LaCannon Road @ I-85 Commercial Warehouse
9. Letter of Map Amendment-FEMA for commercial building located at 1103 Trammel Road, Anderson
11. Thrasher Farm Expansion, 81,000 square feet located at 420 Fairplay Road, Townville
12. New Closet Pro Retail 15,000 square feet located on Webb Road, Williamston
13. Steel Horse Commercial Development located on Liberty Highway, Liberty.
15. Shackleburg Farms
16. Sullivan Hills Phase II
17. Barrington Creek
18. Pheasant Ridge
19. Caledonia Phase III
20. River Reserve Phase IV.
22. Bufferyard violation/fence falling down-convenience store located on Old Williamston Road.
Fleet Services
1. To see a listing of vehicles and equipment being sold visit the Anderson County Website at  You can then click ‘Online Auction’ to view inventory and register.
Roads & Bridges
1. Bridge Crews completed two guardrail repair requests, mobilized equipment, and installed silt fence at Green Pond Landing for construction of bathroom wall.
2. Grading Crews completed request to remove structure at Powdersville Library, removed and replaced several drainage cross-lines.
3. Asphalt Crews completed driveway apron and pothole requests, performed radius improvements on Varennes Church Road, and put a layer of asphalt binder on Ballard Road Bridge Project.
4. Ditching and Pipe Crews completed driveway and ditching requests.
5. Sign Shop crews completed requests for sign maintenance, performed routine maintenance, and produced signs for other County Departments.
6. Reviewed preliminary plat for Yorkshire Farms and Deerpath Subdivisions.
7. Approved plans for Shackleburg Farms Subdivision.
8. Contractor did not perform any work on Hopewell Road due to the wet weather.
1. One Vehicle Accident Reported
2. Finalizing detail for the  Aerial Boom Lift Certification Class for Wednesday May 2, 2018
3. Coordinated with Jon Batson for Stormwater Training in June 2018
4. Three Work Zone Audit
5. Safety site visit for Townsville Convenience Center
1. The installation of the continuous water quality monitoring station on Big Generostee Creek was completed and is collecting data.
2. The cease and desist notice issued for the disturbance of lots on Hammond Circle has been lifted after it was established that it’s covered by an SCDHEC permit.
3. Reviews were conducted for Upstate Industrial Parking Lot Expansion (1st), Attenborough Townhomes (1st), and Innovation Center Major Modification (1st).
4. Received the first submittals for The Standard Cremation and Funeral Center off of Pearman Dairy Rd and Commerce Blvd and TCTC Foundation off of Hwy 76. Received the 2nd submission for Stanco Expansion.
5. Approved the termination of Piedmont Coca Cola Trailer Parking’s permit.
6. Manager attended annual OSHA chemical spill response training.
Solid Waste
1. The Great Anderson County Cleanup was held on April 21st from 8am until noon. Adopt-a-Spot Groups, Adopt-a-Highway Groups, churches, volunteers, residents, Detention Center and Anderson County staff participated in picking up 1425 bags of litter and 75 used tires.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. The new Townville Convenience Center opened on April 25, 2018. There was a ribbon cutting ceremony with Councilman Tom Allen and staff cutting the ribbon. Residents were complementing the new site as they used it for the first time this week.
5. Staff met with DHEC this week to talk about the abandoned VIVA Recycling site in Homeland Park. We are working to find ways to have the property cleaned up of used and shredded tires.
6. Anderson County is still in negotiations with the Anderson Regional Landfill on disposal of our MSW and C&D needs if needed.
7. The Starr Landfill Class I and II were inspected by DHEC on April 19, 2018. Everything was satisfactory on the Class I. There was a little exposed waste on the east slope of the Class II due to rain. It was corrected. There was an inspection of the Post Closure Landfill at Starr. Everything was satisfactory.
8. Completed recycling presentation at Palmetto High School for 75 students.
9. Provided the Anderson County Museum with promotional items for the kids attending their Earth Day event.
10. Provided cleanup supplies and participated in the Kid Venture Cleanup.
11. Provided cleanup supplies to the Town of Williamston for their HOWDY Cleanup.
12. Staff attended Chemical Response Training this week with Sigma Consulting. Staff was trained to handle small spills and to report them properly to EPA and DHEC.
13. Environmental Enforcement attended Emergency Vehicle Operations training with the Sheriff’s Department. The training was a night time exercise.
14. Environmental Enforcement educated residents at the Manse Jolly, Townville and Friendship convenience Center on covering their loads.
15. 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.
16. Did You Know? One hundred million homes could be heated for 10 years with the amount of wood and paper that is thrown out annually in the United States.
1. Town of Iva’s running balance is $723,847.61.
2. Performed vacuum testing on the new manholes for phase 2 sewer in Pheasants Ridge subdivision. All testing passed and grout work was inspected.
3. Transferred solids to aeration #1 at 6&20 WWTP to perform preventive maintenance on Aeration #2. The aeration basins introduce dissolved oxygen to the micro-organisms and break down the wastewater to remove ammonia nitrogen before the clarification process.
4. ROW crew unstopped a 6 inch sewer line on Sussex Way. The blockage was due to roots entering through the service line at the manhole.
5. Cleaned the sewer lines in Oaks @ Shiloh. Residents were concerned about sewer flies, hopefully by cleaning any buildup that may have been in the lines will take care of the problem.
6. The pump station crew assisted an outside contractor with lowering an Air Release Valve for Wren High School. The ARV was within 3 feet of the road and had to be lowered 14 inches.
7. The pump station crew pulled pump # 1 at Hwy. 86 #3 because of long run times. The pump had a piece of concrete stuck in the volute; we cleaned it out and put it back into service.
8. The pump station crew started greasing pumps and turning valves at the lift stations, this is scheduled maintenance performed every 6 months.
9. There was no after hour calls for lift stations this week.
10. Did you know? Anderson County Waste Water is a Delegated Review Program for sewer construction permits.  This means that Anderson County staff performs all reviews for DHEC construction permits. Normally DHEC staff, in Columbia, would perform these reviews.  This process has a quicker turn around for permit approvals and gives the County more control over sewer projects.

Animal Shelter
1. We were able to save 86% of the animals in our care this week.
2. INTAKES:  80 (21 owner surrender, 0 return adoptions, 49 from animal control, 6 strays, 4 transferred in)
3. OUTCOMES: 52 animals adopted, 0 died, 11 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 5 animals was owner requested euthanasia, 9 were returned to their owners and 35 were sent to rescue.
4. Clinic performed 91 spay/neuter surgeries.
5. There are currently 142 large dogs, 7 small dogs, 11 puppies, 6 cats and 6 kittens in the facility.
6. Out of the 121 animals available for adoption 108 (89 %) are currently altered.
7. There are 2 dogs being held for court.
8. Painting with the Stars was held at Uncorked Artist.  Volunteers and staff painted our Silver Star dogs.  These are dogs that have been at the shelter for over 60 days.  When these dogs are adopted the new owner is given their painting.
9. PAWS rescue coordinator, Randi Leigh Ashley, attended the Maddie’s Fund Foster Program hosted by Charleston Animal Society.  She was awarded a grant that covered the training that will help PAWS find more foster homes.
10. PAWS received $406.41 in cash donations.