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Anderson County Public Works reported the following projects underway around Anderson County:
Building and Codes
       Permits Submitted: 36 Single-Family Dwellings; 8 Addition/Renovation; 8 Detached Garage/Accessory Building; 1 Pool Permit; 4 Demolition; 14 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 3 Residential Solar; 3 Commercial Including: Norfolk Apartment Building H, Verizon Tower @ Brookstone Meadows, Electrical for Portman Marina; 11 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
       Drawings submitted: Eagle Storage 1,500 sf Building located off New Hope Rd, Monument Sign for Fischer Properties LLC, Electrical for Portman Marina and various re-submittals
March Stats:
o   New Single-Family & Multi-Family Dwelling permits down 45% Compared to March 2018 (116 to 64)
o   Revenue down 30% Compared to March 2018 ($104,266.20 to $73,413.70)
o   Total of 862 permits/transactions – Down 23% Compared to March 2018 (1,124): 237 Building, 228 Electrical, 126 Plumbing, 129 HVAC, 84 Mobile Homes, 11 Demolition, 18 Moving, 29 Miscellaneous
Development Standards
Site Plan Review:
o   Six & Twenty WWTP Floodplain Development Permit
o   Wren Middle School-Wren School Road, Piedmont
o   Palmetto Middle School
o   Trilogy Automotive US Highway 29N
o   RT Automotive located on Cromer Road, Anderson
o   Commercial Retail located at 10205 Anderson Road Piedmont
o   Affordable Homes Piedmont
Land Use Permits Approved:
o   AT&T Expansion located on Boggs Road
o   Commercial Retail located at 3628B Highway 81N
Grading Permits Approved:
o   Palmetto Boat Showroom Expansion located at Country Manor Road, Piedmont.
       Subdivisions:
o   Wrenwood Crossings, Arborwoods, Parkview Glenn, Greenpond Phase II
       Compliance Issues:
o   illegal signage picked up Highway 24, 29N, and 153, & Highway 8
o   Illegal sign (permit required) Sayre Street, Anderson.
       March Stats:
o   Land Use Permits, 135
o   Septic Tanks Permits, 42
o   Individual Summary Plats, 47
o   Commercial Up-fits, 10
o   Bufferyards, 5
o   Home Based Business, 3
o   Compliances issues, 8
Fleet Services
Opened 200 work orders for the week
Closed 161 work orders for the week
Fuel Prices: Unleaded: $2.07, Diesel $2.24
Diesel Mechanic open position
       Weekly Availability:   95.57 %
       To see a listing of vehicles and equipment being sold visit the Anderson County Website at www.andersoncountysc.org  click ‘Online Auction’ to view inventory and register.
       Did you know?  Traffic lights were used before the advent of the motorcar.
       March Stats:
o   Unleaded     46,757  gallons     $90,019
o   Diesel          10,285 gallons        $24,544
  Totals                       $114,563
o   Opened work orders – 568
o   Closed work orders – 532
o   Monthly Availability:   95.10 %
Roads & Bridges
o   On call crew received 1 call out; clean roadway where someone dumped dirt. Total of 14 hours.
Sign Crew
o   11 open request, completed 20 request. Installed message boards and made specialty signs for the Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament at Green Pond Landing.
o   Did striping on Scotts Bridge Rd. where median was taken out.
o   Restriped Green Pond Landing for fishing tournament.
Bridge Crew
o   Continued work on Shiloh Church Road Project; set the bridge deck.
Asphalt Crew
o    Repaired 35 potholes (request [100%] and proactive), 33 driveway aprons.
o   Investigated 20 new Request
Grading Crew and Ditching Crew
o   Completed a General Site Grading project at Dolly Cooper Park.  Assisted Parks and Recreation Department for the Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament.
Vegetation Crew
o   April 1st starts mowing season.
o   16 tree request received, completed 25 tree task.
o   Mowing operation; section: 1 round 1
o   Mowing operation; section: 2 round 1
o   Mowing operation; section: 3 round 1
o   Mowing operation; section: 4 round 1
o   Mowing operation; section: 5 round 1: Half way completed, results of new procedure.
o   Mowing operation; section: 6 round 1
o   Mowing operation; section: 7 round 1
Engineering Crew

Animal Shelter
       PAWS was able to save 94% of the animals in our care this week.
       Intakes: 89 (17 owner surrenders, 1 return adoption, 43 from Animal Control, 18 strays and 10 transfer)
       Outcomes:  37 animals adopted, 1 died,  4 were euthanized for aggression or medical emergencies, 5 owner requested euthanasia, 9 returned to their owners, 25 transferred out to rescue groups
       Clinic performed 102 spay/neuter surgeries
       5 dogs were treated for heartworms
       Currently 121 large dogs, 6 small dogs, 28 puppies, 30 cats and 3 kittens being held in the facility.
       There are 103 animals available for adoption, 95 are spayed/neutered; 92%
       14 animals are being held for court
       PAWS received $775.00 in monetary donations.
March Stats:
o   PAWS was able to save 92% of the animals in our care for the month of March.
o   Intakes: 352  (79 owner surrenders, 5 return adoptions, 184 from Animal Control, 57 strays and 27 transfer)
o   Outcomes:  205 animals adopted, 3 died,  24 were euthanized for aggression or medical emergencies, 13 owner requested euthanasia, 41 returned to their owners, 67 transferred out to rescue groups, 170 diversion program
o   Clinic performed 469 spay/neuter surgeries
o   15 dogs were treated for heartworms
o   PAWS received $2,427.46 in monetary donations.