Around the County . . .


The Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway across Anderson County:
Building and Codes
1. Applicable staff met with State Fires Marshal’s Office representatives, including the local Fire Authority, to discuss code compliance issues related to Haunted Houses. These type of structures/use are identified by the International Building Code (IBC) as Special Amusement Buildings and have specific life-safety related issues that have to be addressed. The intent of this meeting was to coordinate efforts between departments on any future/existing Haunted Houses.
2. Plan Review Meetings: 1) Met with Architect and Owner Representatives to discuss overall code compliance for the up-fit of an existing building to a Manufacturing Use including Office and Storage Space. There will also be some H occupancies. Plans to be submitted at a later date.

3. PERMITS SUBMITTED: 22 New Single-Family Dwelling; 7 Detached Garage/Accessory Building; 15 Demolition; 2 Swimming Pool; 71 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 2 Residential Solar Panel; 1 Commercial Including: Kirkland’s Up-Fit; 9 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
4. DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Ingles Gas Express #73 located off Anderson Rd. in Piedmont and Various resubmittals
5. August Stats:
New Single-Family & Multi-Family Dwelling permits up 17% Compared to August 2016 (71 to 83)
Revenue Up 30% Compared to August 2016 ($82,293 to $107,095.65)
Total of 1171 permits/transactions – Up 44% Compared to August 2016 (813): 199 Building, 540 Electrical, 125 Plumbing, 140 HVAC, 87 Mobile Homes, 20 Demolition, 1 Moving, 62 Miscellaneous
Development Standards
Planning Commission will meet on September 12, 2017 at 6:00PM to hear the following applications;
Land Use Permit Application for RV Recreational Campground located on White Pine Trail Road, 26 spaces are proposed
Residential Subdivision located off of Powdersville Main., 99 lots are proposed.
Residential Subdivision located on Lakeview Road, 4 lots are proposed.
Vantage Multi-Family Apartments located on Hood Road
Proposed Firearm and Firearm Related Products located at 125 Garden Park Drive, Anderson
Verizon Wireless new 185’ monopole tower with antennas and cabinet equipment located off of Blue Ridge Avenue.
Rivermill Subdivision Swimming Pool and Amenity Area
Ravenhill Subdivision
Shackleburg Farms, Shackleburg Road proposed 119 residential lots-Planning Commission will hear the application at their October 2017 Meeting
Fleet Services
2. To see a listing of vehicles and equipment being sold visit the Anderson County Website at  You can then click ‘Online Auction’ to view inventory and register.
Roads & Bridges
1. Bridge Crews performed preventative maintenance on bridges in the County system and assisted with tree and debris removal.
2. Grading Crews assisted the Wastewater Department with hauling and delivering dirt for contractors at the TTI site.
3. Asphalt and Drainage Crews installed pipes, filled potholes, and strip-patched.
4. Lollis Road will be closed beginning Monday, September 11 to replace a cross-line. The road should be reopened by November.
5. Approved construction plans for St. Andrews Apartments on Old Williamston Road.
6. Approved preliminary plat for Yorkshire Farms on Circle Road.
1. The Broadway Lake level may need to be lowered due to Hurricane Irma. Forecasts are being monitored closely. Residents have been advised to remove boats tied to docks in case the lake level fluctuates.
2. Received resubmittals for QuikTrip #1117 and Woodland Hills Subdivision.
3. Review was conducted for Upstate Industrial – Oppermann Warehouse, Lots 15 & 16 (2nd).
1. Town of Iva’s current balance is $670,097.66.
2. ReWa and Anderson County staff met to discuss future wastewater infrastructure in Powdersville area.
3. Held final construction meeting for TTI project, completion date is Sept. 19 for project. Approximately 350 feet of 18″ left to install.
4. ROW crew finished cutting the Beaver Dam Line. We also repaired 3 creek crossings on this ROW due to erosion.

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Animal Shelter
1. Took in 104 animals this week (14 owner surrender, 66 from animal control, 24 strays).
2. Started our Tailgate Pawty Adoption special ($12 dogs, free cats).  We had 51 adoptions, 3 animals died, 3 were euthanized due to illness or aggression, 1 owner requested euthanasia, 13 animals were returned to their owners and 17 were sent to rescue.
3. The clinic did 70 spay/neuter surgeries.
4. Received $396.95 in cash donations and approximately $100 worth of food, shampoo and other supplies.
5. We were able to save 94% of the animals in our care this week.
6. August Stats:
PAWS took in 509 animals (84 owner surrender, 5 return adoptions, 240 from animal control, 178 strays, 2 transferred in from other agencies).
264 adoptions, 15 died, 26 were euthanized due to illness or aggression, 11 owner requested euthanasia, 146 animals returned to their owners, 69 sent to rescues.
Were able to save 92% of the animals in our care for the month of August!
PAWS was able to send a team to Berkeley Animal Center in Monck’s Corner SC to assist in evacuating their shelter.  We were able to save 29 cats, 24 dogs and a rabbit!  Our Facebook plea for fosters has been overwhelming.  The community is coming out and showing their support of PAWS!