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Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway:
Building and Codes
· Demolition is now complete on the five Structures that were contracted by 4 Seasons Demolition Inc. This included: 109 Fisherman Club Rd, 111 Christopher Drive, 290 Strickland Ave, 1628 Nardin Ave and 1901 Old Williamston Rd. Thanks to County Council we continue to make progress on cleaning up these Dilapidated Buildings through our Substandard Housing Program.
· The Department Manager and Chief of Inspectors attended the Building Officials Association of SC Annual Educational Conference. This gives us an opportunity to earn the required continuing educational credits to use towards renewing our State Certifications as well as networking with other departments throughout the State regarding the Building Code and other similar issues.
· Permits submitted: 27 Single-Family Dwellings; 5 Addition/Renovation; 1 Retaining Wall; 11 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 5 Demolition; 4 Pool; 7 Replacement; 28 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades; 19 Commercial Including: Taylor Woodyard Office, Taylor Woodyard Shop, SMF Expansion, Tropical Smoothie Café Up-Fit, Polymed Renovations, Starbucks Up-Fit Hwy 153, Electrical for Charter, Burger King in Belton, 6 Electrical Permits for Pipeline Rectifier’s, Ingles Electrical Repair, LifeSpring Church Sign, Pylon Sign for Starbucks, HVAC Unit Replacement for Texas Roadhouse, Homeland Park Volunteer Fire Department; 20 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
· Drawings submitted: Fire Alarm System for Anderson County Airport Terminal, Burger King Hwy 24, Caribbean Storage IV, Carolina Seams Baseball LLC Up-Fit, Front Porch Fixins Addition, Residence Inn off Interstate Boulevard, The Woodshop of Anderson, Verizon Briar Patch Telecommunications Tower and various re-submittals

Development Standards
· Site Plan Review:
o TTI Compliance Test Center
o Barn at Sitton Hill (Approved by Planning Commission)
o TTI Factory Outlet
o Proposed Dollar General Retail Store-Landscaping Plan located at the corner of Greenville Highway and Mountain View.
o West Anderson Water District Pump station Dixon Road.
o Home based business located at 218A Willingham Road, Belton.
o Sullivan Hill (PD) Planned Development lot #77
· Land Use Permits Approved:
o Final approval granted-Sullivans Hill (PD) Planned Development lot 84 & 87
· Grading Permits:
o TTI Compliance Test Center
o TTI Factory Outlet
o Marriott Hotel-Clemson Blvd.
· Subdivisions:
o Caledonia Phase VI
o Shackleburg Phase I
· Bufferyard:
o Commercial Convenience store located at Hopewell Road and Highway 81North
· Compliance Issues:
o Storage building in R-20 Zoning District -205 Taylor Court, Williamston
Fleet Services
Opened 192 work orders
Closed 148 work orders
Fuel Prices: Unleaded: $2.03↓, Diesel $2.33
Diesel Mechanic position open
Received (12) new Chargers for the Sheriff’s Office
Received (2) new Impala for the Sheriff’s Office Administration
Received (2) new Equinox SUV for the Building and Codes Dept.
Received (1) new Truck for Parks and Recreation Dept.
· Weekly Availability: 95.89 %
· 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.
Roads & Bridges
o On Call crew received 6 call outs, 5 downed trees, 1 replace manhole lid. 6 crew members, Total of 54 hours.
· Sign Crew:
o 10 open request, completed 15 request. Completed 30 sign task for Engineering Dept.
o Bridge Crew
o Completed block wall at Starr Complex, continuing work at Crossing (Golf Cart, Brookstone Meadows) on Scotts Bridge Rd.
· Asphalt Crew:
o Repaired 27 potholes (request [100%]), 13 driveway aprons, Full depth patch on Shiloh Rd., Resurfacing 140 square feet on Brackenberry Road
· Ditching/Driveway Crew:
o 10 driveways, 800 feet ditching.
· Grading/Culvert Crew:
o Rebuilding road bed on Shiloh Church Rd. Project, (approach on both sides of new bridge)
· Vegetation Crew:
o Mowing season started April 1st.
o 23 tree request received, completed 19 tree task, 14 Herbicide Task completed.
o Mowing operation; section: 1 round 1
o Mowing operation; section: 2 round 2
o Mowing operation; section: 3 round 1
o Mowing operation; section: 4 round 1
o Mowing operation; section: 5 round 2
o Mowing operation; section: 6 round 1
o Mowing operation; section: 7 round 2
o 3 Herbicide task completed
· Engineering Crew:
o Completed pavement evaluations for 8 pavement segments.
o 1 plan approval for Encroachment Permit.
o 7 County road issues completed,
o Had Anderson Oconee Mental Health Building parking lot paved.
o 8 Subdivision Inspections completed. (including 3 final inspections)
o 2 Locates completed for contractor
Safety
· No Accidents Reported
· One safety meeting: Topics-Toro Zero Turn Mower Operator Safety Training, Weed Eater Safety, Accident Reporting, Workers Compensation Claims, Tort/Property Claims, and Use of County Property
· Four Work Zone Audits
Solid Waste
· There will be a Shred Day on June 22, 2019 at the Balloon Launch Field at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center from 10:00am until 1:00pm.
· The Great Anderson County Cleanup runs from March 2019 through the end of May 2019 in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup. The total count on litter bags picked up at this time by volunteers and Detention Center Litter Crew is 6350 and 563 illegally dumped waste tires. We appreciate everyone continuing to volunteer their time in picking up litter in Anderson County.
· Staff continues to work with LaBella Engineering and DHEC on a cleanup plan for the VIVA Recycling of the Upstate. LaBella should have their report back to us within the next 4 weeks.
· Solid Waste Director met with the Anderson Regional Landfill discuss operations at the landfill and “NO PARKING” signs on Landfill Road.
· Assisted with hauling 40 yard containers of MSW from the Anderson County Fair to the Anderson Regional Landfill. Staff helped to clean up litter from the event.
· Picked up 21 illegal signs off of Big Creek Road, Youth Center Road and Highway 20 this week due to no permits and in the right of way.
· Checked in with Wren Elementary and Palmetto High School for their school recycling programs. For SCDHEC Green Steps Schools, these two were nominated for the Startup Recycling Program (Palmetto High School) and Outstanding Recycling Program (Wren Elementary).
· Working with Turner Graphics in Spartanburg to recreate the “Light Up a Litterbug” campaign specifically for Anderson County. We are in the process of quoting signs for our convenience centers and t-shirts.
· Repainted directional pavement markers at the Agnew Road Convenience Center.
· Repaired hydraulic valve on compactor at the Slabtown Convenience Center.
· 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.
· We have 2 inmates for the convenience centers and 2 for the MRF this week due to a shortage of inmates on work detail at the Detention Center.
· Did You Know? The South Carolina Legislature proclaimed May as Adopt-A-Highway Month and honored the 21,005 volunteers and group winners with a concurrent resolution on May 7, 2019.
Stormwater
· Received Electrolux major modification and Patina Storage resubmittal.
· Received new application for River Road Storage.
· ABB/Baldor Solar permit was terminated.
· Review was conducted for Breckenridge Subdivision (1st).
· Patina Storage review was conducted and application was made to SCDHEC for the NPDES permit.
· Manager met with staff from The City of Anderson and Anderson Regional Joint Water Authority to discuss bacteria pollution in Hembree Creek and ways to reduce it.
· Cease and desist #3 issued to Cook Dental in Piedmont for failure to maintain stormwater controls, inadequate grassing, and failure to pay the compliance inspection fee.
· Cease and desist #6 issued to 10 Acres off of Hwy 187 for failure to properly install and maintain stormwater controls and inadequate grassing.
Wastewater
· Town of Iva:
o Balance $797,708.94.
· Pretreatment:
o Prepared a new Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Manual to include forms, reports, area I.D. numbers, regulations and department SSO procedures.
o Updated Sewer Overflow Response Plan (SORP) to reflect changes in reporting procedures as requested by SCDHEC.
o Prepared preliminary list of Food Service Establishments (FSEs) in Anderson County. This list will consistently change with closings and new openings; therefore it will be an ongoing project. This is the list that we will follow to get the Fats, Oil and Grease Program started. We are confident that the implementation of this program will be of great value in decreasing the number of sanitary sewer overflows by reducing the amounts of oil and grease in the collection system.
· ROW:
o Two crews are cutting ROWs this week in the Piedmont and HWY 81 North areas. Crew number one is in Piedmont within the HWY 29 north and HWY 86 basin, while crew number two is on the Beaver Dam line along HWY 81 North.
o The manhole on Shiloh Rd. where the new bridge is being built had to be raised another 5”-6” to meet grade.
o One hundred and fifty foot of barbed wire fence and post were installed on property off Old Portman Rd. this week. The fencing was taken down by contractors who did the Five Mile sewer line upgrade. The two original gates were reinstalled also as the property owners had requested.
· Engineering:
o Received permit to construct for Roger’s Knoll Phase 2 from SCDHEC.
o Answered sewer capacity questions for potential commercial development in Powdersville.
o Provided map of sewer infrastructure for potential economic development project.
o Met with engineers about Stonehaven I&I project.
· 6&20 WWTP:
o Replaced all 20 ultraviolet bulbs and quartz sleeves in the disinfection system. E Coli count has been higher than normal this month. The new bulbs and sleeves should correct this problem.
o Cleaned one drying bed and filled with wasted sludge from digester.
· Pump Station:
o Tested backflow preventers on the water service lines for Powdersville Water Department.
o 4 employees attended training on pump stations and treatment plant operations. Six hours training per year is needed to maintain a Wastewater Treatment/Collection Licenses.
o Pumped out wet well at Hwy. 86 #2 because of trash in the wet well, the trash in the wet well can affect the operation of the pump station.
· Locating/Inspections:
o Staff from Armorock came in this week from Texas to perform warranty rehab work on some of the manholes lids recently installed on Phase 2 of 5 Mile. They also inspected manholes within both phases of 5 Mile and rehabbed any problems within the structures.
· Did You Know? SCDHEC changed the fecal coliform test to the E Coli test on the discharge permit. E Coli is only associated with warm blooded organisms and is a more relative disinfection test for treatment plants than the fecal coliform test. Six and Twenty WWTP uses ultraviolet lights for disinfection and performs two E Coli tests per month as required by SCDHEC.
· After Hour Calls:
o Received 4 after hour calls this week for a total of 8 hours overtime: High level alarm at Steel Creek and Hembree Creek – 4 hours.
o A/C power failure and A/C power restore at Clemson Research – 4 hours.
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May 22 at 8:10 AM

 

Animal Shelter
We were able to save 93% of the animals in our care this week.
Intakes: 71 (16 owner surrender, 0 return adoptions, 36 from animal control, 7 strays and 12 transferred in).
Outcomes: 32 animals adopted, 2 died, 3 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 3 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 8 were returned to their owners and 20 were sent to rescue.
Clinic performed 83 spay/neuter surgeries.
Currently 132 large dogs, 13 small dogs, 26 puppies, 27 cats and 15 kittens in the facility.
There are 7 animals being held for court.
PAWS received $681.35 cash donations and $559.60 donations towards the dog park.
Building and Codes
· Demolition is now complete on the five Structures that were contracted by 4 Seasons Demolition Inc. This included: 109 Fisherman Club Rd, 111 Christopher Drive, 290 Strickland Ave, 1628 Nardin Ave and 1901 Old Williamston Rd. Thanks to County Council we continue to make progress on cleaning up these Dilapidated Buildings through our Substandard Housing Program.
· The Department Manager and Chief of Inspectors attended the Building Officials Association of SC Annual Educational Conference. This gives us an opportunity to earn the required continuing educational credits to use towards renewing our State Certifications as well as networking with other departments throughout the State regarding the Building Code and other similar issues.
· Permits submitted: 27 Single-Family Dwellings; 5 Addition/Renovation; 1 Retaining Wall; 11 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 5 Demolition; 4 Pool; 7 Replacement; 28 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades; 19 Commercial Including: Taylor Woodyard Office, Taylor Woodyard Shop, SMF Expansion, Tropical Smoothie Café Up-Fit, Polymed Renovations, Starbucks Up-Fit Hwy 153, Electrical for Charter, Burger King in Belton, 6 Electrical Permits for Pipeline Rectifier’s, Ingles Electrical Repair, LifeSpring Church Sign, Pylon Sign for Starbucks, HVAC Unit Replacement for Texas Roadhouse, Homeland Park Volunteer Fire Department; 20 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
· Drawings submitted: Fire Alarm System for Anderson County Airport Terminal, Burger King Hwy 24, Caribbean Storage IV, Carolina Seams Baseball LLC Up-Fit, Front Porch Fixins Addition, Residence Inn off Interstate Boulevard, The Woodshop of Anderson, Verizon Briar Patch Telecommunications Tower and various re-submittals

Development Standards
· Site Plan Review:
o TTI Compliance Test Center
o Barn at Sitton Hill (Approved by Planning Commission)
o TTI Factory Outlet
o Proposed Dollar General Retail Store-Landscaping Plan located at the corner of Greenville Highway and Mountain View.
o West Anderson Water District Pump station Dixon Road.
o Home based business located at 218A Willingham Road, Belton.
o Sullivan Hill (PD) Planned Development lot #77
· Land Use Permits Approved:
o Final approval granted-Sullivans Hill (PD) Planned Development lot 84 & 87
· Grading Permits:
o TTI Compliance Test Center
o TTI Factory Outlet
o Marriott Hotel-Clemson Blvd.
· Subdivisions:
o Caledonia Phase VI
o Shackleburg Phase I
· Bufferyard:
o Commercial Convenience store located at Hopewell Road and Highway 81North
· Compliance Issues:
o Storage building in R-20 Zoning District -205 Taylor Court, Williamston
Fleet Services
Opened 192 work orders
Closed 148 work orders
Fuel Prices: Unleaded: $2.03↓, Diesel $2.33
Diesel Mechanic position open
Received (12) new Chargers for the Sheriff’s Office
Received (2) new Impala for the Sheriff’s Office Administration
Received (2) new Equinox SUV for the Building and Codes Dept.
Received (1) new Truck for Parks and Recreation Dept.
· Weekly Availability: 95.89 %
· 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.
Roads & Bridges
o On Call crew received 6 call outs, 5 downed trees, 1 replace manhole lid. 6 crew members, Total of 54 hours.
· Sign Crew:
o 10 open request, completed 15 request. Completed 30 sign task for Engineering Dept.
o Bridge Crew
o Completed block wall at Starr Complex, continuing work at Crossing (Golf Cart, Brookstone Meadows) on Scotts Bridge Rd.
· Asphalt Crew:
o Repaired 27 potholes (request [100%]), 13 driveway aprons, Full depth patch on Shiloh Rd., Resurfacing 140 square feet on Brackenberry Road
· Ditching/Driveway Crew:
o 10 driveways, 800 feet ditching.
· Grading/Culvert Crew:
o Rebuilding road bed on Shiloh Church Rd. Project, (approach on both sides of new bridge)
· Vegetation Crew:
o Mowing season started April 1st.
o 23 tree request received, completed 19 tree task, 14 Herbicide Task completed.
o Mowing operation; section: 1 round 1
o Mowing operation; section: 2 round 2
o Mowing operation; section: 3 round 1
o Mowing operation; section: 4 round 1
o Mowing operation; section: 5 round 2
o Mowing operation; section: 6 round 1
o Mowing operation; section: 7 round 2
o 3 Herbicide task completed
· Engineering Crew:
o Completed pavement evaluations for 8 pavement segments.
o 1 plan approval for Encroachment Permit.
o 7 County road issues completed,
o Had Anderson Oconee Mental Health Building parking lot paved.
o 8 Subdivision Inspections completed. (including 3 final inspections)
o 2 Locates completed for contractor
Safety
· No Accidents Reported
· One safety meeting: Topics-Toro Zero Turn Mower Operator Safety Training, Weed Eater Safety, Accident Reporting, Workers Compensation Claims, Tort/Property Claims, and Use of County Property
· Four Work Zone Audits
Solid Waste
· There will be a Shred Day on June 22, 2019 at the Balloon Launch Field at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center from 10:00am until 1:00pm.
· The Great Anderson County Cleanup runs from March 2019 through the end of May 2019 in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup. The total count on litter bags picked up at this time by volunteers and Detention Center Litter Crew is 6350 and 563 illegally dumped waste tires. We appreciate everyone continuing to volunteer their time in picking up litter in Anderson County.
· Staff continues to work with LaBella Engineering and DHEC on a cleanup plan for the VIVA Recycling of the Upstate. LaBella should have their report back to us within the next 4 weeks.
· Solid Waste Director met with the Anderson Regional Landfill discuss operations at the landfill and “NO PARKING” signs on Landfill Road.
· Assisted with hauling 40 yard containers of MSW from the Anderson County Fair to the Anderson Regional Landfill. Staff helped to clean up litter from the event.
· Picked up 21 illegal signs off of Big Creek Road, Youth Center Road and Highway 20 this week due to no permits and in the right of way.
· Checked in with Wren Elementary and Palmetto High School for their school recycling programs. For SCDHEC Green Steps Schools, these two were nominated for the Startup Recycling Program (Palmetto High School) and Outstanding Recycling Program (Wren Elementary).
· Working with Turner Graphics in Spartanburg to recreate the “Light Up a Litterbug” campaign specifically for Anderson County. We are in the process of quoting signs for our convenience centers and t-shirts.
· Repainted directional pavement markers at the Agnew Road Convenience Center.
· Repaired hydraulic valve on compactor at the Slabtown Convenience Center.
· 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.
· We have 2 inmates for the convenience centers and 2 for the MRF this week due to a shortage of inmates on work detail at the Detention Center.
· Did You Know? The South Carolina Legislature proclaimed May as Adopt-A-Highway Month and honored the 21,005 volunteers and group winners with a concurrent resolution on May 7, 2019.
Stormwater
· Received Electrolux major modification and Patina Storage resubmittal.
· Received new application for River Road Storage.
· ABB/Baldor Solar permit was terminated.
· Review was conducted for Breckenridge Subdivision (1st).
· Patina Storage review was conducted and application was made to SCDHEC for the NPDES permit.
· Manager met with staff from The City of Anderson and Anderson Regional Joint Water Authority to discuss bacteria pollution in Hembree Creek and ways to reduce it.
· Cease and desist #3 issued to Cook Dental in Piedmont for failure to maintain stormwater controls, inadequate grassing, and failure to pay the compliance inspection fee.
· Cease and desist #6 issued to 10 Acres off of Hwy 187 for failure to properly install and maintain stormwater controls and inadequate grassing.
Wastewater
· Town of Iva:
o Balance $797,708.94.
· Pretreatment:
o Prepared a new Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Manual to include forms, reports, area I.D. numbers, regulations and department SSO procedures.
o Updated Sewer Overflow Response Plan (SORP) to reflect changes in reporting procedures as requested by SCDHEC.
o Prepared preliminary list of Food Service Establishments (FSEs) in Anderson County. This list will consistently change with closings and new openings; therefore it will be an ongoing project. This is the list that we will follow to get the Fats, Oil and Grease Program started. We are confident that the implementation of this program will be of great value in decreasing the number of sanitary sewer overflows by reducing the amounts of oil and grease in the collection system.
· ROW:
o Two crews are cutting ROWs this week in the Piedmont and HWY 81 North areas. Crew number one is in Piedmont within the HWY 29 north and HWY 86 basin, while crew number two is on the Beaver Dam line along HWY 81 North.
o The manhole on Shiloh Rd. where the new bridge is being built had to be raised another 5”-6” to meet grade.
o One hundred and fifty foot of barbed wire fence and post were installed on property off Old Portman Rd. this week. The fencing was taken down by contractors who did the Five Mile sewer line upgrade. The two original gates were reinstalled also as the property owners had requested.
· Engineering:
o Received permit to construct for Roger’s Knoll Phase 2 from SCDHEC.
o Answered sewer capacity questions for potential commercial development in Powdersville.
o Provided map of sewer infrastructure for potential economic development project.
o Met with engineers about Stonehaven I&I project.
· 6&20 WWTP:
o Replaced all 20 ultraviolet bulbs and quartz sleeves in the disinfection system. E Coli count has been higher than normal this month. The new bulbs and sleeves should correct this problem.
o Cleaned one drying bed and filled with wasted sludge from digester.
· Pump Station:
o Tested backflow preventers on the water service lines for Powdersville Water Department.
o 4 employees attended training on pump stations and treatment plant operations. Six hours training per year is needed to maintain a Wastewater Treatment/Collection Licenses.
o Pumped out wet well at Hwy. 86 #2 because of trash in the wet well, the trash in the wet well can affect the operation of the pump station.
· Locating/Inspections:
o Staff from Armorock came in this week from Texas to perform warranty rehab work on some of the manholes lids recently installed on Phase 2 of 5 Mile. They also inspected manholes within both phases of 5 Mile and rehabbed any problems within the structures.
· Did You Know? SCDHEC changed the fecal coliform test to the E Coli test on the discharge permit. E Coli is only associated with warm blooded organisms and is a more relative disinfection test for treatment plants than the fecal coliform test. Six and Twenty WWTP uses ultraviolet lights for disinfection and performs two E Coli tests per month as required by SCDHEC.
· After Hour Calls:
o Received 4 after hour calls this week for a total of 8 hours overtime: High level alarm at Steel Creek and Hembree Creek – 4 hours.
o A/C power failure and A/C power restore at Clemson Research – 4 hours.
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Animal Shelter
We were able to save 93% of the animals in our care this week.
Intakes: 71 (16 owner surrender, 0 return adoptions, 36 from animal control, 7 strays and 12 transferred in).
Outcomes: 32 animals adopted, 2 died, 3 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 3 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 8 were returned to their owners and 20 were sent to rescue.
Clinic performed 83 spay/neuter surgeries.
Currently 132 large dogs, 13 small dogs, 26 puppies, 27 cats and 15 kittens in the facility.
There are 7 animals being held for court.
PAWS received $681.35 cash donations and $559.60 donations towards the dog park.