Variety of projects underway in area


The various departments that make up the Anderson County Public Works division address a variety of issues and perform a variety of duties. Perhaps the most dramatic event occurred when the meter base for the power coming into the Anderson Regional MRF blew out.

The MRF is the Municipal Recycling Facility at Anderson Regional Landfill. Solid waste coming into the landfill from the County’s various municipalities is sorted and recyclable materials are separated.

The panel caught fire and the staff was evacuated from the building. We appreciate the Cheddar Fire Department for responding so quickly. Laurens Electric and C&W Electrical are working to fix the problems. The MRF will not have power for 2 or 3 days.


This week’s weekly bulletin gives evidence of that. The items listed are those related to the Journal’s coverage area, and by no means encompass all that the public works division does. This update was for the week ending August 31.

Buildings and Codes: Drawing Submitted – McDonalds Remodel off Hwy 153 in Powdersville, Pickens Railway – New 16,000 sf Building off Martin Rd., Shell Station Remodel off Hwy 76 in Pendleton, various re-submittals.

· Plan Review Staff met with a Contractor on a new 6,400 sf addition that is going to be submitted on Sekido Technology located off Hampton Rd. in Williamston.

Development Standards: Land Use Permits – Piedmont Wesleyan Family Life Center, located at 506 Anderson Road, Piedmont

Working with Home Owners Association (HOA) and bank representative in Rivendell Subdivision regarding the completion of Phase III infrastructure requirements.

· Working with property owner to relocate their commercial automotive repair shop out of a residential area in Williamston. The current business was in violation of the Zoning Ordinance and the owner has agreed to cease operations from the residential district and locate to an un-zoned commercial area on Highway 29 & Highway 8.

Planning and Community Development

Preparing Staff reports and packets for the Zoning Advisory Group, District One, set to meet Wednesday, September 5th to hear rezoning request on Crestview Road with Planning Commission Public Hearing to follow on September 11, 2012

The first South Carolina “Safe Routes to School” project ribbon cutting was held Wednesday for the Wren Schools project. Councilman Waters served as the master of ceremonies and cut the red ribbon with the help of several 9th Grade Academy students. Wren High School’s Band Ensemble accompanied the program and several SCDOT and School District One officials attended the celebration.

Piedmont sewer project contractor began placing asphalt patches over pavement cuts on several of the mill village county roads.