Around the County . . .


Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway in the county:
Building and Codes
1. We would like to welcome John Thomas, who was hired to fill a vacant Building Inspector Position, to our team. John’s prior background was as a Fire and Building Codes Inspector.
2. Plan Review Staff Meetings: 1) Met with Owner to discuss plans to be submitted for a covered porch area onto an existing Bar/Club.
3. PERMITS SUBMITTED: 14 New Single-Family Dwelling and 4 Addition-Renovation; Laurel Street Village II Apartment Building 100 and Building 200; 2 Detached Garage/Accessory Building; 3 Swimming Pools; 2 Renewal; 11 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades; 7 Commercial Including: Laurel St. Village II Clubhouse, Storage Building for Freedom Fences, Center Point A6 Up-Fit, Laurel St. Village II Sign, Electrical Upgrade to KOA Campground, Electrical for Shaved Ice Stand, Tripp Modular Office; 20 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
4. DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Solar Panels for ALDI on Clemson Blvd, New Ingles Grocery Store in Piedmont, New Adjacent Shops to Ingles in Piedmont, McCullough Mini Warehouse off Hwy 81 South, Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Addition, April Stats:
New Single-Family & Multi-Family Dwelling permits down 26% Compared to April 2016 (77 to 57)
Revenue Up 36% Compared to April 2016 ($74,004.10 to $100,609.60)
Total of 991 permits/transactions – Up 21% Compared to April 2016 (819): 167 Building, 444 Electrical, 96 Plumbing, 117 HVAC, 75 Mobile Homes, 54 Demolition, 0 Moving, 38 Miscellaneous

Roads & Bridges
1. 10 vacancies: (1) Manager, (3) Truck Drivers, (3) Equipment Operators, (2) Mower Operators, (1) Laborer
2. Sign and Grading Crews moved concrete barriers to Ballard Road. The culvert is still dangerous, and the temporary barricades were moved regularly. To ensure the safety of road users, more permanent barricades were installed to prevent crossing the culvert.
3. Bridge Crew completed work on Bessie Road Bridge. Crews also attended a demonstration for equipment used to paint steel-truss bridges. Work will begin to clear debris and paint some of these bridges in the coming weeks.
4. Drainage Crew completed work requests for the Town of Williamston and completed a catch basin at the Fox Creek Subdivision. A new catch basin was also installed at Madison Court.
5. Vegetation Crew was able to finish cleanup from the recent storms with the assistance from other crews. They will continue mowing and trimming on county roads.
6. Grading Crew performed maintenance on gravel roads and assisted with tree cleanup.
7. Asphalt Crews completed driveway aprons and pot holes throughout the County. Tree roots were cut from under the asphalt on Singleton Road. The speed humps at the Civic Center will be installed after the Fair is complete.
8. Reviewed preliminary plat for Inlet Pointe Subdivision Phase 2.
9. On-call crew received 1 after-hours call-out for a total of 8 man-hours.
A request to schedule the final Broadway dam inspection has been sent to DHEC. No response has been received yet. The as-built survey has been completed and accepted by the engineer of record. The contractor needs to perform the final punch-list tasks prior to the DHEC inspection.
The manager was requested by The Town of Williamston to visit a distressed dam within the town limits during a DHEC site visit. DHEC plans to have the dam breached, but rainfall that is forecast prior to that are a concern.
Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church’s cease and desist was lifted after the required corrections were performed.
A cease and desist notice was issued for land disturbing activity without a permit in the Powdersville area. The site is off of Hwy 153 near the East-West Connector, and was brought to our attention through a public complaint.
Received third resubmittal for Hemlock Phase II.
Pre-con held and approval issued to Weems Cattle Creek Company Poultry House and Dominion Senior Living of Anderson, SC.
April Stats:
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<![if !supportLists]>o   <![endif]>Resubmittals: 4
<![if !supportLists]>o   <![endif]>Reviews: 7
<![if !supportLists]>o   <![endif]>Pre-cons/approvals: 2
<![if !supportLists]>o   <![endif]>Terminations: 2
<![if !supportLists]>o   <![endif]>Major Modifications Approved: 3
<![if !supportLists]>o   <![endif]>Inspections: 60 sediment/erosion control, 0 post-construction, 0 county facility & 0 industrial stormwater
1. The ROW crew cut the following areas this week:
Three Mile sewer line and Michelin Blvd.
Hwy 85 and Hwy 81 corridor.
1. We began smoke testing in the Town of Iva to locate areas that are allowing rain water to enter into the sewer system. Our three pump stations for the town are running a lot more than normal during rain events. Once the problem areas are found and repaired we should see a reduction in the flow when it rains.
2. The Town of Iva current past due is $628,436.
3. Performed 3 residential sewer tap inspections this week: 2 in the Hawks Ridge subdivision and 1 in the Oaks @ Shiloh subdivision.
4. t up was completed on 4/28/17.
5. Processed sewer flow request form for new AutoZone in Powdersville.
6. Reviewed as-built drawings for River Mill subdivision.
7. Reviewed design drawings for the Oaks at Shiloh Phase 2.
Animal Shelter
1. 1 Adoption Lead position open, 3 full time Animal Caretaker positions open, 5 part time Animal Caretaker positions open and a part time maintenance position open.
2. PAWS took in 142 animals.  53 were owner surrender, 5 returns, 70 from animal control, 12 strays and 2 transferred in from another agency.
3. Had 45 adoptions, 2 died, 8 euthanized for illness or aggression, 2 owner requested euthanasia, 12 returned to their owner and 48 sent to rescue.
4. The clinic did 76 spay/neuter surgeries this week.
5. Attended the Junior League’s Touch-A-Truck Event.  We had a great time seeing all the kids in our community and adopted out some cute puppies.
6. $949.55 in cash donations and approximately $130 in food. Peanut butter and toys donated.
7. We were able to save 93% of the animals in our care this week.
8. April Stats:
PAWS took in 411 animals.  100 were owner surrender, 26 returns, 193 from animal control, 90 strays, 2 transferred from another agency.
We adopted 175 animals, 7 died, 21 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 3 were owner requested euthanasia, 47 animals were returned to their owners, 92 were sent to rescue.
The clinic did 272 spay/neuter surgeries.
We were able to save 93% of the animals in our care for the entire month of April.