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Anderson County Public Works reported the following projects underway:

Building and Codes
       Permits submitted: 14 Single-Family Dwellings; 2 Addition/Renovation; 11 Detached Garage/Accessory Building; 1 Pool; 3 Demolition; 1 Replacement; 18 for Electrical and HVAC Upgrades; 6 Commercial Including: America’s Home Place Remodel, Rochester Building Remodel, Kapri LLC Store Frontage Remodel, AT&T Electrical Upgrade, Hood Installation for Egg’s Up Grill, Electrical to Storage Building – Safe Harbor; 21 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
       Drawings submitted: Generator for Anderson County Special Needs, Anderson County Welcome Sign, Electrical for AT&T, Bottoms Up Tavern Enclosure Addition and Various Re-Submittals
Development Standards
Site Plan Review:
o   Residence Inn Hotel Expansion located on Interstate Blvd. Anderson.
o   Hammond Water District-Dixon Road
o   SMF Expansion located at 131 Harvester Court, Anderson.
o   Proposed Dentist Office located on Highway 8, Pelzer.
o   Banks Machine Worx located at 110 Chippewa Lane, Williamston.
o   Bluegrass Supply Chain (Revised) Old Denver Road.
o   Verizon Wireless (Revision) 1136 Brown Road, Anderson.
o   Rita’s Gift Shop located at 10205 Anderson Road.
o   Bottoms Up Tavern expansion located at 5915 Highway 76, Pendleton.
o   Starr Spooktacular Haunted Trail Hayride located at 301 Stevenson Road, Starr, SC
o   Floodplain Development Permit for Avendell Subdivision
o   Floodplain Development Permit for residential property located on Mountain Creek Church Road.
Land Use Permits Approved:
o   BP Filing Station & Convenience Store new canopy and gasoline pumps located on Highway 153.
o   Leonardi Bracken commercial office located on Highway 153.
o   Sullivan’s Hill, a PD (Planned Development) Lot #80
o   Barrington Creek, Yorkshire, Avendell
Bufferyard inspections:
o   Vantage Powdersville Apartments –Powdersville
o   Heritage Pediatrics-Wren School Road
Fleet Services
Closed 140 work orders.
Fuel Prices: Unleaded: $1.99↑, Diesel $2.25
Diesel Mechanic position open
Fleet Manager and the Fleet Services Customer Service Representative attended the RTA Conference last week
Received a new Explorer for Sheriff’s Office
Received a new Skid Steer for Roads and Bridges
       Weekly Availability:   94.56 %
       To see a listing of vehicles and equipment being sold visit the Anderson County Website at  click ‘Online Auction’ to view inventory and register.
Roads & Bridges
On call crew received 0 call outs.
One employee attended a re-certification class for welding at Tri-Co Tech.
Sign Crew:
On call crew received 0 call outs.
One employee attended a re-certification class for welding at Tri-Co Tech.
Sign Crew:
o   31 open request, completed 15 request, completed 16 task from Engineering Dept.
o   Temporary road closure on Scotts Bride Rd.
o   Multiple signs (Name, RR, Dead End) made for the Town of Williamston.
Bridge Crew:
o   Placed Rip/Rap on shoreline and repaired curbing at Greenpond Landing.
o   Concrete repair work at Courthouse.
Asphalt Crew:
o   Repaired 28 potholes (request [100%] and proactive), driveway aprons.
o   Grading Crew and Ditching Crew
o   Grading crew re-graveled Day Rd, and assisted ditching crew with installing drive way pipes, combined total of 15 driveways.
Vegetation Crew:
o   April 1st starts mowing season.
o   9 tree request received, completed 13 tree task.
o   Booming operation; sections 3 and 4, completed.
o   Booming operation; section 5, complete by 3/29/19.
o   Booming operation; section 2, 2/3 completed.
o   Booming operation; section 1, a little over ¾ completed (complete by 4/1/19).
o   Booming operation; section 6, ½ completed.
o   Booming operation; section 7, ¾ completed (complete by 4/1/19).
Engineering Crew:
o   Completed pavement evaluations for 14 pavement segments.
o   Request from SCDOT for bridge and spillway information at Broadway Lake to use for hydraulic modeling for the replacement of an upstream bridge on US 76.
o   Right of way research on county roads.
o   Completed 10 County Rd. issues request, completed 11 Encroachment Inspections (4 final inspections). 4 Plan Approval for Encroachment Permits.  Completed 25 paving estimates. 10 task completed, 1 Traffic Study, 9 Subdivision Inspections.
o   Received 2 Right of Way inquiry, processed new roads accepted into county system (Hunt Meadow Phase 1), 3 Encroachment Permits, Worked on 6 R/O/W acquisitions (11 in negotiations, 8 awaiting closing, 3 on hold).
o   1 private road issue wanting to know if county would accept Doe Run P-17-27, a gravel road into the system. Caller not interested in the Special Tax District process.
o   Removal of Pat Clinkscales Road C-18-82A from county system. SCDOT has determined the road is in their state maintenance system as S-4-952.
o   Placement of 2016-2018 accidents data in GIS (approx. 15,766 accidents).
o   Reviewed preliminary plat for Arbor Wood Subdivision and Chimney Hill.
o   Reviewed encroachment permit for Patina Storage on Powers Blvd.
o   Completed 2nd subdivision plan review for Yorkshire Farms.
Solid Waste
       The Great Anderson County Cleanup will be on April 13, 2019. The Kickoff for the event will be on April 8, 2019 at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center at 6:00pm.
       Postcards for the Great Anderson County Cleanup are being distributed at convenience centers and upcoming events.
       Staff attended the Confined Space workshop on March 15
       35 recycling bins were delivered to Hunt Meadows Elementary for classroom recycling.
       Staff attended the Carolina Recycling Association Annual Conference and Trade Show this week. Subjects covered were household hazardous waste, recycling contamination, convenience center expansion and C&D management
       Staff picked up 5 illegally dumped tires on George Bryant Rd. The tires were taken to the MRF to be recycled.
       Steps at the Slabtown Convenience Center building were repaired.
       Staff continues to work to recruit Adopt-A-Spot groups to help clean up the littered roads and areas in our county. We have 75 active Adopt-A-Spot groups.
       Did You Know? The SCDOT picked up 941 bags of litter on state roads on March 14, 2019. The litter weighed 14,050 lbs.
       Council members are invited to attend a Stormwater Lunch & Learn specifically created for elected officials in Anderson and Pickens Counties. Current stormwater issues will be discussed along with a presentation on the SC State Water Plan. Tuesday, April 2nd, 11:30 am at Southern Wesleyan University Dining Commons. Please RSVP at Friday, March 22nd.
       Broadway Lake has returned to full pool since closing the spillway gates March 8th after the winter draw-down.
       Cease and desist notices were issued to Pennington Farms and Spinx Store #135.
       Ingles #73 – Powdersville and Upstate Industrial Parking Expansions’ permits were terminated.
       Notice to Comply lifted for Barrington Creek Subdivision.
       Reviews were conducted for Residence Inn by Marriott (3rd) and Hwy 29 Lots (4th).
       Major modification approved for Little River RV Resort.
Animal Shelter
       PAWS was able to save 89% of the animals in our care this week.
       Intakes:  72 ( 9 owner surrenders, 0 return adoptions, 38 from Animal Control, 13 strays and 12 transfer)
       Outcomes:  25 animals adopted, 0 died,  1 was euthanized for aggression, 2 medical emergencies, 2 rabies holds that were aggressive, 3 for failure to thrive , 4 owner requested euthanasia, 13 returned to their owners, 10 transferred out to rescue groups
       Clinic performed 194 spay/neuter surgeries
       3 dogs were treated for heartworms
       Currently 118 large dogs, 6 small dogs, 28 puppies, 34 cats and 2 kittens being held in the facility.
       There are 99 animals available for adoption, 94 are spayed/neutered; 95%
       14 animals are being held for court
       PAWS received $326.67 in monetary donations.
       Clemson Kennel Club generously donated $1000.00 worth of dog food, toys, collars and other supplies.
       Brande Kupfer was awarded a scholarship to enroll in The University of the Pacific online shelter management certificate program.
       Dr. Sanders, Brande Kupfer and Randi Leigh Ashley attended Management and Leadership Skills Training in Greenville.  The class was put on by National Seminars Training.