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Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway:

Building and Codes
⦁ PERMITS SUBMITTED: 7 Single-Family Dwellings; 2 Addition/Renovation; 4 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 6 Swimming Pool; 2 Demolition; 18 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 6 Residential Solar; 6 Commercial Including: Kay Tech Addition, Electrical Meter Base Replacement for Good Hope Baptist Church, Electrical for Space B21 at Jockey Lot, HVAC Wall Unit for Charter, Sign for Holiday Inn Express, Electrical to Jockey Lot Booth 40; 17 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location
⦁ DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Coyote Coffee Up-Fit located off Hwy 153 in Powdersville, Sign for Domino’s Pizza of Hwy 76 and various resubmittals
Development Standards
⦁ SITE PLAN REVIEW:
⦁ Ortec Pendleton Final Review
⦁ Commercial Mini-Warehouse Project located at Highway 8 & E. Church Road.
⦁ Anderson Career Center Master Plan located at BHP.
⦁ Marshane Corporation Commercial Project located on Hayes Road.
⦁ Commercial building expansion located at Leader Drive.
⦁ Welpine Gravity Sewer Project Floodplain Development Permit.
⦁ E&I Engineering Expansion
⦁ Commercial Kayak Project located at Saddlers Creek, Anderson.
⦁ Saluda River Rally Signage for Upcoming Event
⦁ Verizon Wireless Tower located at Abercrombie Road, Honea Path.
⦁ SUBDIVISIONS:
⦁ Redevelopment of the Kowalski Property located at Crestview Road requires a rezoning.
⦁ Mobile Home Park located at Gordon Circle, Anderson.
⦁ Covered Bridge at Jones Creek.
⦁ Josie Creek Phase II
⦁ COMPLIANCE ISSUES:
⦁ Encroachment of a deck located at 219 Clardy Road, Pelzer
⦁ Existing junk yard fence located at 220 Smith Road
⦁ Illegal signage located at Highway 29& Old Williamston Road
⦁ Illegal signage located at SC Highway 81
Fleet Services
⦁ 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.
⦁ Vegetation Crew continued mowing right-of-way throughout the county and removing trees from roadways.
⦁ Grading Crews began bridge replacement to box culvert on Shiloh Church Road; worked on erosion area on Richey Road.
⦁ Ditching and Pipe Crews replaced driveway pipes and prepared for asphalt aprons, completed ditching requests, replaced driveway pipes, and ditched in Honea Path.
⦁ Asphalt Crews completed driveway aprons and pothole requests.
⦁ Sign Shop Crews attended MUTCD Basics Class, closed Shiloh Church Road for installation of box culvert, closed Dianna Street for cross-line repairs, and performed routine maintenance.
⦁ No work at Hopewell Road and no work performed by pavement marking contractor due to wet weather conditions.
⦁ 5 Vacancies: (1) Engineering Tech., (1) Laborer, (1) Equipment Operator, (1) Mower Operator, (1) Laborer – pending.
⦁ On-Call Crew received 21 after-hours call-outs for a total of 41 man-hours: trees and stop signs.
Stormwater
⦁ Rainfall from tropical storm Alberto over Memorial Day weekend impacted Broadway Lake levels. The spillway gates had to be adjusted multiple times. The lake level exceeded full pool for a short time on Saturday.
⦁ The DHEC General Permit that regulates the county stormwater program expires December 31st of this year. An application for renewal must be submitted to DHEC by June 30th. Over the next 2 to 3 weeks the applications for Anderson County and Belton will be created.
⦁ Received new applications for Family Dollar-Whitehall Road and Lakewood Lane and Ace Solar, LLC.
⦁ A 2nd cease and desist notice was issued to James Lake Subdivision for failure to install and properly maintain stormwater controls.
⦁ Reviews were conducted for Arthrex major modification and Wren Woods Subdivision.
⦁ Staff conducted a conference call with the design engineer for an expansion at Anderson Regional Landfill.
Solid Waste
⦁ Cleaned up 10 illegally dumped tires at the Woodside Mill on McDuffie St.
⦁ Staff is continuing to work and help assist a property owner that had over 1500 tires dumped on the property. The tires are being brought to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Belton to be shipped to Liberty Tire for recycling. DHEC is funding the recycling of the tires.
⦁ Assisting Parks and Recreation by cutting grass and delivering 95-gallon trash roll-carts at the Dolly Cooper Park for the Saluda River Rally.
⦁ Environmental Enforcement is working to have a property cleaned up on Wood Oak Dr.
⦁ Environmental Enforcement investigated a loss of load on Highway 252. The load has been cleaned up.
⦁ Keep Anderson County Beautiful had their monthly meeting and discussed GACC results and upcoming summer events that we will have a presence at.
⦁ Completed a recycling presentation for 55 Iva Elementary First Graders and 4 teachers.
⦁ Preparing Palmetto Pride/Keep South Carolina Beautiful Grant Report.
⦁ Environmental Enforcement educated residents on covering their loads at the King David and Whitefield Convenience Centers.
⦁ Repaired compactor at Parker Bowie Convenience Center.
⦁ 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.
⦁ Did You Know? The average person generates over 4 pounds of trash every day and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year.
Wastewater
⦁ SC Lab Certification requested that we use a slightly different method for our dissolved oxygen analyses.  We have made the changes to the process and updated daily record sheets to accommodate the changes. Personnel responsible for performing this analysis have been notified and instructed.
⦁ Completed the updated Industrial User Discharge Monitoring Report Form for one industry, to coincide with the newly issued Industrial User Permit.  This form will begin use for the second quarterly report due in July.
⦁ ROW crew cut the Dolly Cooper Complex in preparation for the Saluda River Rally.
⦁ Installed flow monitors at Gilmer pump station, due to long run times during heavy rain fall. Monitors will help us determine how much our flow increases during rain events and identify areas for possible repairs.
⦁ Attended pre-con meeting for the new Smith Mill Road condominiums. 6 man holes and 8 inch sewer lines will be installed and tied into the existing sewer on Smith Mill Road, construction should start next week.
⦁ We had 6 after hour calls for a total of 30 hours overtime: Blythwood, Hwy 24 & Starr, Power outage; Stonehaven & Gilmer Estates – High level.

ANIMAL SHELTER
⦁ We were able to save 96% of the animals in our care this week.
⦁ INTAKES:  134 (18 owner surrender, 2 return adoptions, 58 from animal control, 51 strays, 5 transferred in)
⦁ OUTCOMES: 40 animals adopted, 0 died, 5 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 4 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 36 were returned to their owners and 5 were sent to rescue.
⦁ Clinic performed 104 spay/neuter surgeries.
⦁ There are currently 151 large dogs, 10 small dogs, 19 puppies, 18 cats and 29 kittens in the facility.
⦁ There is one dog being held for court.
⦁ There are 132 animals available for adoption.   98 of those have already been altered (74.1%)
⦁ PAWS received $125.43 in cash donations $514.00 in donations for the Bow Wow Luau.