Around the County . . .


Building and Codes
· PERMITS SUBMITTED: 8 Single-Family Dwellings; 4 Addition/Renovation; 5 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 4 Swimming Pool; 2 Demolition; 2 Replacement; 16 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 2 Residential Solar; 5 Commercial Including: Ortec Phase I Building, Up-Fit for Dollar Tree, Electrical Service Modification to Existing Business, Dollar Tree Sign, Domino’s Pizza Sign; 16 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
· DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Interior Up-Fit for Family Dollar Tree on Whitehall Road, Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Addition, Stanco Metal Addition and various resubmittals
· May Stats:
o New Single-Family & Multi-Family Dwelling permits down 22% Compared to May 2017 (101 to 79)
o Revenue down 12% Compared to May 2017 ($102,601.20 to $90,597.10)
o Total of 880 permits/transactions – Down 22% Compared to May 2017 (1,127): 213 Building, 270 Electrical, 116 Plumbing, 124 HVAC, 94 Mobile Homes, 10 Demolition, 15 Moving, 38 Miscellaneous
Development Standards
o Board of Zoning Appeals held a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday June 5, 2018 at 6:00PM and approved (9) variances.
o Tri- County Technical College Training Center Revision Phase I & Phase II
o Pendleton High School Classroom Renovation
o Pendleton Elementary School Classroom Renovation
o Commercial Mining Project located at Brown Road, Iva
o Family Dollar Retail Store (Revision)
o Anderson Restaurant located at Highway 28 & Lake Hartwell
o Proposed Townhome Development located at the corner of Salem Church Road & Hembree Road
o Power Trac Convenience store located at Highway 29 & Travis Road
o Bandit Pizza located at 4118 Clemson Blvd-Unit B
o Carport/Shed for an existing junk yard located at 206 Welcome Road
o Gunsmithing Business located on N. Major Road
o Commercial Wholesale Auto Sales Business located at 106 Lazy Willow Court
o Commercial Wholesale Auto Sales Business located at 1298 White Road, Piedmont
o Smith Mill Landing Townhome Development located off of George Smith Road
o Jimmy Davis New Office Complex located on Nunnally Road
o Floodplain Development Permit along Charles Creek for 5107 Sunset Drive
o Pennington-a PD (a Planned Development) Lots 10 & 22 granted final approval
o Proposed Manufactured Home Development located on Highway 29.
o Deer Path
o Barrington Creek
o Yorkshire
o Attenborough Townhomes
o Holiday Inn Express Highway 15
· May Stats:
o Land Use Permits, 150
o Septic Tank Permits,75
o Individual Plats, 48
o Subdivisions, 9
o Commercial Up-fits, 6
o Home Based Business, 5
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 average car has around 30,000 parts.
Roads & Bridges
· Bridge Crews poured concrete at Green Pond Landing Project.
· Vegetation Crews continued mowing right-of-way throughout the county and performed tree clean up from past 2 weeks of storms.
· Grading Crews continued work on bridge replacement to box culvert on Shiloh Church Road East; assisted vegetation crew with storm tree clean up throughout county.
· Ditching and Pipe Crews replaced driveway pipes, prepared for asphalt aprons, completed ditching requests, and helped with tree debris clean up.  They also assisted Town of Williamston with Shorebrook Subdivision in removing and repaving section of roadway.
· Asphalt Crews completed driveway aprons and pothole requests; also helped with tree debris clean up.
· Council approved the abandonment of end section of C-01-0047A, an unnamed road.
· Contractor completed paving at Hopewell Road Relocation Project. Project is nearing completion. Scheduled completion date is July 19, 2018.
· Pavement marking contractor completed approximately 85% of the contract.
· 5 Vacancies: (1) Engineering Tech., (1) Laborer, (1) Equipment Operator, (1) Mower Operator, (1) Supervisor
· On-Call Crew received 34 after-hours call-outs for a total of 165 man-hours: trees and one sink hole.
· May Stats:
o Subdivision Plan Reviews: 0 preliminary plat reviews, 0 new subdivisions, 1 resubmittal, 1 review, and 1 approval.
o Subdivision Inspections: 2 Clear and Grubb, 2 Subgrade, 4 Base, 2 Surface.
o SC 811 Tickets: 5.
o Work requests: 451 new, 451 closed, 468 open.
o On-call: 32 after-hours call-outs for a total of 120.5 man-hours.
o Encroachment permits: 7/$552.00 (218/$27,996.30).
· Staff attended a DHEC training session for upstate stormwater programs on a new electronic permitting system. The web-based system must be used by jurisdictions state-wide to apply/re-apply for the Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (SMS4) General Permit.
· Work on the biennial report to DHEC for the past 2 years of SMS4 permit activities continued.
· Reviews were conducted for Barrington Creek Subdivision (2nd), Heritage Pediatrics (2nd), and Attenborough Townhomes (2nd).
· Received new application for Richard Kay Superstore.
· Annual employee stormwater training for Solid Waste, Waste Water, Roads and Bridges, P.A.W.S., Fleet Maintenance, and the Airport were conducted.
· Staff attended the SC Association of Stormwater Managers quarterly meeting in Columbia, SC. Presentations on federal grants, construction stormwater permitting, and bacteria pollution reduction were given.
· May Stats:
o New Applications: 8
o Resubmittals: 11
o Reviews: 9
o Pre-cons/Approvals: 4
o Terminations: 0
o Major modifications approved: 2
o Inspections: 49 sediment/erosion control,  0 post-con

struction, 0 county facility & 0 industrial stormwater
Solid Waste
· Administrator and Solid Waste Director met with DHEC, Tire Manufacturers and County Governments for the Waste Tire Sustainability Coalition to discuss Sustainable Mobility for Waste Tires, Beneficial Uses, Innovative Technologies, Taxes/Fees/Incentives and Possible Improvements to the SC Program.
· Met with DHEC to discuss grant money for the cleanup of the VIVA Recycling property. Berkley County just received $2,500,000 to help with the VIVA Recycling cleanup in Moncks Corner.
· Staff met with the Pendleton Town Council and Mayor to discuss future upgrades of the Pendleton Recycling site and illegal dumping issues at the site. We will be replacing some of the fencing as well as some new signage and 8-yard containers.
· 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.
· May Stats:
o 589.12 Recyclable tons, 8.27 E-Waste tons, 21.29 Tire tonnages and 2422 Gallons Waste Oil.
o Anderson Regional Landfill: 5794.18 tons of municipal Solid Waste at a cost of $171,044.19.
o Hauling contractor hauled 644 containers from Convenience Centers at a cost of $75,348.00.
o Starr Landfill Tonnages:
o Construction & Demolition (1,709.39 C&D) tons {17,531.58 YTD tons}.
o Land Clearing Debris (1,276.42 LCD) tons {14,206.40 YTD tons}.
o 31,737.98 Total Tons for the Year
· Environmental Enforcement May Stats:  128 Calls, 12 Warnings, 2 Assisting Another Agency, 23 Clean-Up Orders, 0 Clean-Up Order Citations, 1 Unlawful Dumping, 4 Litter Citations, 1 Uncovered Load Citations, and 2 State Citations.

· Animal Shelter
· We were able to save 91% of the animals in our care this week.
· INTAKES:  127 (17 owner surrender, 2 return adoptions, 45 from animal control, 54 strays, 9 transferred in)
· OUTCOMES: 30 animals adopted, 1 died, 11 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 5 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 25 were returned to their owners and 5 were sent to rescue.
· Clinic performed 73 spay/neuter surgeries.
· There are currently 156 large dogs, 19 small dogs, 36 puppies, 31 cats and 56 kittens in the facility.
· There is one dog being held for court.
· There are 183 animals available for adoption.   92 of those have already been altered (50.2%)
· PAWS received $138.00 in cash donations $398.00 in donations for the Bow Wow Luau.
· May Stats:
o We were able to save 94% of the animals in our care this month.
o INTAKES:  426 (70 owner surrender, 6 return adoptions, 202 from animal control, 138 strays, 10 transferred in)
o OUTCOMES: 152 animals adopted, 4 died, 42 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 20 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 86 were returned to their owners and 50 were sent to rescue.
o Clinic performed 336 spay/neuter surgeries.
o PAWS received $1,205.32 in cash donations $10,663.00 in donations for the Bow Wow Luau.
o Fun fact:  About 25% of the animals that come into PAWS are purebred.