Around the County . . .


Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects:
Building and Codes
· Congratulations to John Vos for passing the Commercial Building Inspector Exam and David Hendrix for passing the Commercial Plumbing Inspector Exam this month. They are both working towards acquiring their General Combination Inspector Registration with the State which includes Commercial Inspections
· Plan Review Staff Meetings: 1) Met with Architect to discuss future plans to be submitted for a Change of Occupancy to an Existing Building. The Building will be divided up into Fire Areas as allowed by Code, therefore a sprinkler system would not be required.
· Met with Development Standards to review plans submitted for a PD (Planned Development) Subdivision. Plans were approved as submitted for permitting
· PERMITS SUBMITTED: 9 Single-Family Dwellings; 13 Addition/Renovation; 8 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 6 Swimming Pool; 4 Demolition; 2 Replacement; 19 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 7 Residential Solar; 6 Commercial Including: Power Cabinet For Charter, Big Lots Interior Up-Fit, Electrical Upgrade for S&K Interstate Properties, Electrical Service for Gate, Beltline Storage Fire Alarm, Electrical for Construction Trailer for TTI; 16 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
· DRAWINGS SUBMITTED:  Beltline Storage Fire Alarm, Shell Building for Little Caesars Pizza in Williamston and various resubmittals
· April Stats:
§ New Single-Family & Multi-Family Dwelling permits up 46% Compared to April 2017 (57 to 83)
§ Revenue up 18% Compared to April 2017 ($100,609.60 to $118,933.60)
§ Total of 990 permits/transactions – No relative Change Compared to April 2017 (991): 252 Building, 310 Electrical, 139 Plumbing, 141 HVAC, 106 Mobile Homes, 6 Demolition, 12 Moving, 24 Miscellaneous
Development Standards
· Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Thursday May 17, 2018 at 5:15pm to hear four (4) variances.
· Townville Elementary School Expansion
· Pendleton High School Expansion
· Verizon Wireless Expansion located at 516 Antreville Highway, Iva.
· Twin Oaks Lavender Farm located at 4638 Midway Road, Williamston.
· Camp Bow Wow Powdersville located at 110 Cooper Lane, Easley.
· Carolina Seams Baseball Indoor Training Facility located at 121 Extended Lane, Anderson.
· Sunbelt Rentals
· ARL Hauling Company Access
· Carriage Hill
· Deer Path
· Pheasant Ridge
· Ionosphere Tours-Noise issue located on Shore Drive, Townville.
· Harper Street-Illegal business/garage Williamston
· Private air plane strip located in Piedmont.
· 223 Clardy Road-encroachment of building over the property line
· April Stats:
§ Land Use Permits, 176
§ Septic Tank Permits, 63
§ Individual Summary Plats, 44
§ Subdivisions, 6
§ Commercial Up-fits, 11
§ Home Based Business, 4
Fleet Services
· 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.
· Did you know? The arrow next to the fuel gauge tells you which side your gas tank is on.
Roads & Bridges
· Bridge Crews excavated dirt at Green Pond and returned to Ballard Road Bridge to backfill at the recently installed guardrail.
· Grading Crews installed cross-line and ditched on Pinecrest Road, repaired cross-line on Halter Road, ditched on Cathey Road, and prepared driveway for Airshow Gate 10.
· Asphalt Crews completed driveway apron and pothole requests, and assisted on Belton Street with valley gutters.
· Ditching and Pipe Crews completed driveways and ditching requests in Townville, completed the Belton Street Project with the asphalt crew, and are currently working at the Airport.
· Vegetation Crews continued trimming trees and mowing right-of-way throughout County and assisted Ditching crew on Belton Street.
· Sign Shop crews completed requests for sign maintenance, performed routine maintenance, and worked on signs for upcoming Air Show.
· 6 Vacancies: (1) Engineering Tech, (2) Laborers, (1) Truck Driver – pending, (1) Bridge Tech – pending, (1) Equipment Operator – pending.
· On-call crews received 1 after-hours call-out for a total of 7.5 man-hours: 1 tree on the road.
· April Stats:
§ Work requests: 390 new, 423 closed, 501 open.
§ On-call: 12 after-hours call-outs for a total of 104 man-hours.
§ Encroachment permits: 25/$4,159.15 (211/$27,413.80).
· Received a report from DHEC for an inspection of Broadway Lake Dam that was conducted last December. The dam received a “Fair” rating. The major finding was a seep on the downstream side of the dam. As a result, DHEC is requiring an engineer’s assessment and a Permit Application for any necessary repairs. Other maintenance items were also identified.
· New application for Piedmont Business Park Buildings #1-4.
· Resubmittal for Upstate Industrial Parking Expansion.
· Major modifications for Ravenhills Subdivision and Arthrex.
· Pre-cons held and approvals issued for Thrasher Family Farm, McDonald’s, and Shackleburg Subdivision.
· Staff met on-site with representatives of Woodland Hills Subdivision to assist with the planning of the site’s final stabilization efforts.
· A staff member is attending DHEC’s Certified Stormwater Plan Reviewer course.
· Did you know?  Runoff sources can be characterized two ways; a point source is identifiable, such as a pipe, drain or ditch outlet, and a nonpoint source is diffuse runoff from a broad geographical area.
§ construction, 1 county facility & 0 industrial stormwater
Solid Waste
· Met with DHEC and US Tire Recycling to discuss cleanup and funding for the cleanup of the VIVA Recycling property on Abbeville Highway.
· Environmental Enforcement took 18 cases to court in April 2018. Two Failure to Comply found guilty, 4 Unlawful Dumping found guilty, 8 Uncovered Loads with 7 found guilty and 1 requested a jury trial, 2 littering found guilty, 1 no South Carolina Driver’s License found guilty and 1 DUS was dismissed due to proper documentation being provided at court.
· Completed recycling presentation at Midway Elementary for 100 students and 10 teachers to celebrate Earth Day at their school.
· Participated in the Bosch Earth Day Celebration. We had a booth for 1500 employees to educate on recycling in Anderson County and litter prevention.
· Participated in the Iva Spring Express Festival and educated residents on recycling and litter prevention in Anderson County.
· Attended the Adopt-a-Highway Annual Meeting and Luncheon at Stone River in Columbia. Palmetto High School AFJROTC was recognized and presented with an AAH award.
· We have 2 inmates for the convenience centers and 0 for the MRF this week due to a shortage of inmates on work detail at the Detention Center.
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· Environmental Enforcement April Stats:  194 Calls, 67 Warnings, 3 Assisting Another Agency, 27  Clean-Up Orders, 2Clean-Up Order Citations, 3 Unlawful Dumping, 1 Litter Citations, 9 Uncovered Load Citations, and 0 State Citations. Total Fines requested $6,050.00.
· Did You Know? Increasing the amount that we recycle is one of the best ways to control our finite natural resources.
· Completed all certification renewal forms for LLR Environmental Certifications and Voluntary Certifications. Ready for submittal.
· Met with Industry to discuss sewer billing questions and made recommendations on how to lower sewer bill.
· Town of Iva sewer usage balance is $721,675
· Blasting on the Phase 2 section of the Five Mile line is almost completed. Contractors plan to start installing new sewer line next week.
· Met with REWA regarding hydrogen sulfide gases in pump station discharge manholes that are received at REWA treatment facilities. Also looked at sewer line conditions in regard to inflow and infiltration (I&I) that may reach their treatment facilities.
· April Stats:
§ Permits – 23
§ Sludge Hauled – 25.78 ton
§ 811– 407
§ Inspections – 30
§ Row cut – 16,500 feet