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Anderson County Planning and Development update for last week of December, 2014

Building and Codes

UPCOMING MEETINGS::

Received two applications for subdivisions, one residential consisting of eighteen (18) lots for twin homes located on Barr Circle near Hood Road and one commercial consisting of two (2) lots with a new cul-de-sac located on Highway 153 near I-85. Both applications will be heard by the Planning Commission at their January 13, 2015 Meeting.

SITE PLAN REVIEW:

Rowland Automotive, a new commercial building located on McGee Road, Anderson.

Proposed (un-named) new restaurant in Powdersville located near Corporate Drive and Highway 81.

Application is required due to updated map information and request for a line of credit.

SUBDIVISIONS:

Midway Final Subdivision- Staff is waiting on cashier’s check for $119,000 from the financial institution.

Avendell, Phase II.

COMPLIANCES ISSUES:

Development Standards Staff and Environmental Services Staff picked up 98 illegal signs on Saturday December 13, 2014 that were located within the right of way.

Highway 153 and Highway 8 near Pelzer, illegal signs have been removed.

BUFFERYARDS INSPECTED:

Q-Trip Convenience Store located on Highway 153, Powdersville.

Planning – Preliminary work on the Highway 81 overlay

Solid Waste – The Anderson County Solid Waste Department received and $8000 grant from Palmetto Pride this week. The grant money will be used for promotional advertising, Shred Days and cleanup supplies in the fight against litter in Anderson County.

Staff assisted Development Standards on 12/13/14 in removing illegal signs on Highway 81 north and the East/West Connecter. We removed 98 illegal signs.

Stormwater – 5 watersheds in Anderson County have been identified as having bacteria problems. As part of the county’s stormwater permit we must create monitoring plans for each watershed and submit to SCDHEC by December 31st. The plans have been completed and are in final review. Sampling must begin by July 1, 2015.

The follow-up inspection at Stanco in the Alliance Industrial Park found deficiencies that resulted in another cease and desist being issued. The problems were quickly addressed and the cease and desist was lifted the next day.

Staffs have been conducting industrial stormwater inspections at applicable county and City of Belton facilities.