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The Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway around Anderson County:

Building and Codes
The Department Manager and the Chief Inspector attended the Building Officials Association of SC Educational Conference. This gives us the opportunity to receive required continuing educational credits for our certification renewal with the State as well as networking with surrounding Counties and Municipalities. The main educational subjects were changes to the 2018 International Building and Residential Codes which should go into effect July 1st  2019
Plan Review Staff Meetings: 1) Met with BOSCH representatives to discuss plan submittal and permitting requirements for the renovation of their existing cafeteria. 2) Met with Owner and Architect to discuss code requirements for the relocation of their business into an existing building. Several code related issues were addressed including determining if it was a Change of Occupancy.
PERMITS SUBMITTED: 40 Single-Family Dwellings; 10 Addition/Renovation; 13 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 8 Swimming Pool; 3 Demolition; 2 Replacement; 50 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 17 Residential Solar; 10 Commercial Including: New McDonald’s off Pearman Dairy Rd, KRUT LED Warehouse, Quick Trip Store #1117, Canopy, World Finance Up-Fit, Hill Insurance Heat Pump Change-out, Electrical for ITU Absorbtech, Electrical for Food Trailer, Electrical for Sign, Vantage Powdersville Dog Wash; 20 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: BOSCH Cafeteria Renovation, BP Gas Station in Piedmont, Closet Pro 15,000 square feet new building located off Webb Road in Williamston, First Citizen’s Bank Interior Renovation located off Main Street in Williamston, Electrical for ITU Absorbtech, Up-Fit to Jones Variety Store in Williamston, World Finance at the Shoppes at Brookside located in Piedmont, MacMillan Solar Project located in Liberty, TTI Outdoor Products Battery Expansion, Twin Creeks Lavender Shop LLC located off Midway Rd in Williamston and various resubmittals
Development Standards
MEETINGS HELD:
Board of Zoning Appeals met on Thursday May 17, 2018 at 5:15pm and approved seven (7) variances. There were no opposition.
UPCOMING MEETING:
Special Called Meeting will be held on June 5, 2018 at 5:15pm to hear pending variance cases for permitting.
SITE  PLAN REVIEW:
Anderson County Gravity Sewer Line located at Welpine Road, Pendleton.
Duke Energy Monitoring Well Project-Saluda River.
E&I Engineering Expansion located at 400 Supreme Industrial Drive.
Galloway Redevelopment Project-Powdersville.
Pendleton High School Improvements.
Tri-County Technical College Career Center
Heatherstone Apartments Powdersville 144 unit apartment project moving forward.
Verizon Wireless new 185’ Communications Tower located at 1218 Abercrombie Road, Honea Path.
PJS Project #227 Commercial Storage Lot located on Cooper Lane, Easley.
J&L Woodard Family Farms
Tiger Liquor located at 7700 Highway 76, Pendleton,
Automobile car lot located at 4452 Highway 24, Anderson.
LAND USE PERMITS APPROVED:
Verizon Wireless New Communication tower located at 302 Highway 28 Bypass
Verizon Wireless New Communication tower located at 2516 W. Whitner Street, Anderson.
Camp Bow Wow, Powdersville.
Edgebrook, a (PD) Planned Development, lots 25, 32, & 33
SUBDIVISIONS:
Avendell (19) lots
Edgebrook
Pheasant Ridge
BUFFERYARD INSPECTIONS:
Chuck’s Auto located on Brushy Creek Road, Easley
COMPLIANCE ISSUES:
223 Clardy Road, Pelzer, building encroachment
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 Crews continued to work on Green Pond Landing bathroom project; crew tied rebar in preparation to pour footers.
Vegetation Crews continued mowing right-of-way throughout the county.
Grading Crews installed fencing for upcoming Airshow.
Ditching and Piping Crews completed requests for driveway pipes.
Asphalt Crews completed pothole requests.
Completed Carriage Hill Subdivision Plan Review #3.
Contractor worked for short period to install cross-line pipe at Hopewell Road Relocation Project.
5 Vacancies: (1) Engineering Tech., (1) Laborer, (1) Equipment Operator, (1) Equipment Operator – pending, (1) Laborer – pending.
On-Call Crew had a total of 3 after-hours call-outs for and used 2 men for 9.5 hours.
Safety
One lost Time Accident Reported; One Vehicle Accident Reported
One safety meeting: Topics-covered Grounds keeping Safety, Safety Update, Workers Compensation Claims, Tort/Property Claims, Stroke Awareness Month
Conduct one Work Zone Audit
Stormwater
Received resubmittals for Ortec Pendleton Phase I, Heritage Pediatrics, Attenborough Townhomes, Wren Woods Subdivsion, Tri County Technical College Foundation Industrial Training Center, Ravenhills Subdivision – Ph II major modification, and Innovation Center major modification.
Conducted 2nd review of Tri County Technical College Foundation Industrial Training Center and 1st review of 10 Acres off Hwy 187
Issued a civil penalty to Sandy Farms for failure to stabilize the site.
Received request to withdraw application for The Standard Cremation and Funeral Center project.
Submitted Ortec Pendleton Phase I to DHEC for NPDES coverage.
Major modifications approved for Innovation Center and Ravenhills Subdivision Ph II.
Solid Waste
The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, Anderson County Staff and Volunteers have picked up 15,002 bags of litter on our roads and Adopt-A-Spots from July 1, 2017 until May 17, 2018 with 2 more months to go in the year. We appreciate everyone working so hard to clean up.
Shred Day was held on May 5th at the Balloon Launch Field at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center from 10am until 1pm. Residents could bring up to 5 bags of mixed paper to be shredded and recycled. There were 119 residents that came to the event.
Staff met with DHEC and US Tire Recycling to discuss cleanup and funding for the cleanup of the VIVA Recycling property on Abbeville Highway.
Staff attended SWANA training for landfills to earn CEU’s required by DHEC regulations to run a landfill.
Spoke to York County about their disposal program for Household Hazardous Materials to plan for Anderson County event/program in the future.
Completed recycling presentation for Palmetto Elementary’s Green Team of 25 students and 3 teachers. They are revamping their recycling program and filming promotional videos for the school.
Delivered promotional items to Iva Elementary for their 5th Grade students who have had an A-B average for the school year.
Delivered litter grabber, safety gloves and safety vest to the City of Belton for a cleanup they will be having on May 19, 2018.
Building and Grounds helped with planting some trees at the new Townville Convenience Center.
Staff picked up 2 bags of litter on the Belton/Honea Path Highway and 4 bags from behind Zaxbys and Bojangles on 28 bypass.
Replaced a concrete pad at the Parker Bowie Convenience Center for one of the compactors and made a hydraulic repair to it.
Did You Know? In 2017; 21,905 Adopt-A-Highway volunteers removed 1,545,018 pound of trash from 4,659 miles of roadways.
Wastewater
Currently have one vacant position, Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager.
The Town of Iva’s running balance is $738,866.
ROW crew cut Old Pearman Dairy Rd. and the Beaver Dam line at Long Rd.
Collected 2nd monthly samples for parameter testing a 6&20 WWTP. The quarterly toxicity samples will be performed next week.
Aeration #2 at 6&20 WWTP is being drained for maintenance. All diffusers will be checked for proper operation before it will be put back into service.
Contractors continue to install new 30 inch gravity sewer pipe on the Five Mile phase 2 sewer project. The jack and bore under Old Portman road is to start this week if weather permits.
Updated lab forms used for recording analysis results and calibrations to meet the new requirements provided during the lab inspection of April 9, 2018.
Met with one industry regarding the proposed Industrial User Permit.  Made minor edits to process descriptions and answered questions regarding additional sampling requirements.  Concerns have been resolved and the finalized permits should be issued no later than next week.
Received the inspection report from EPA, regarding the pretreatment inspection that was done on August 29 and 30, 2016.  Items listed in the permit were as discussed at the time of the inspection and were addressed immediately following the inspection.   The response letter back to EPA will itemize corrective actions/explanations to items as listed in the report.
We currently have 6 subdivisions in permitting.  This represents 529 residences.  Most of the subdivisions in permitting are in Phase I of several.
Spoke with a developer about a potential 600+ home subdivision in the Hwy 86 area.
Hand delivered documents for Arthrex treatment letter to Town of Pendleton.
Raven Hills Phase II was tested and found problems with (2) manholes during testing procedures. Contractors are making the proper repairs and once finished we will retest the system.
Anderson County staff met with the Design Engineer for the Betsy Tucker Project to discuss some concerns found by the Anderson County Staff and hired Engineering Inspector. These concerns within the project have been brought to the contractor’s attention and are to be resolved within a timely manner. Once resolved the contractor will be able to proceed with remainder portion of the project. Also a timeline has been established for date of completion regarding remaining portion of project.
There were 3 after hour calls, totaling 10 hours overtime.
Hwy 86, low battery alarm – 2 hours
Hembree Creek, pump fault – 2 hours
Regatta, generator set up due to power outage – 6 hours

 

Animal Shelter
Please join PAWS on Sunday May 20th for Brax’s 4th annual Cars for a Cause fundraiser and car show.  It is at the Anderson Civic Center from 1 to 5 pm.
We were able to save 86% of the animals in our care this week.
INTAKES:  90 (16 owner surrender, 1 return adoption, 51 from animal control, 20 strays, 2 transferred in)
OUTCOMES: 33 animals adopted, 0 died, 13 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 3 animals was owner requested euthanasia, 16 were returned to their owners and 29 were sent to rescue.
Clinic performed 78 spay/neuter surgeries.
There are currently 133 large dogs, 10 small dogs, 6 puppies, 19 cats and (26 kittens in foster) in the facility.
There is one dog being held for court.
Dr. Sanders attended the HSUS Animal Care Expo in Kansas City.  This was an opportunity to network and learn more ways to save lives.
PAWS received $445.22 in cash donations $307 in donations for the Bow Wow Luau.

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