Around the County . . .


Anderson County Public Works Depratment announced the following projects underway around Anderson County:

Public Works Weekly

Building and Codes
1. Met with the Assistant State Fire Marshal and his staff, as well as the Anderson County Fire Marshal, at a Haunted House to review overall Fire and Building Code compliance. The State Fire Marshal’s Office, with the help of the local Fire and Building Code Departments, is making an effort to address code compliance issues with these types of structures, which are classified as “Special Amusement Buildings”. There are specific safety related issues that need to be in place and we are working with the owners to bring them into compliance.
2. Plan Review Meetings: 1) Met with the Architects regarding the new TTI Innovation Center. Preliminary plans were reviewed to confirm the overall building area and how it will be evaluated under the 2015 International Building Code. Plans to be submitted at a later date. 2) Met with Architect and Owner representatives with Ortec to review overall code compliance of a building they want to move into. The local Fire Marshal was also present to address any code related issues.
3. PERMITS SUBMITTED: 10 New Single-Family Dwelling; 4 Additions/Renovation; 3 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 2 Demolition; 3 Replacement; 83 for Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 12 Residential Solar Panel; 10 Commercial Including: Ingles #73 Renovations, Electrical Panel for the City of Belton, Exhaust Hood Installation at Flat Rock Barbecue, Bronson Ridge Entrance Sign, Hartwell Villas Deck Replacement, Gas Furnace Replacement for Providence Presbyterian Church, 2 Electrical for Charter Power Supply, New Roof Top Solar Panels for Industrial Maintenance & Services, Electrical for Charter Communication; 8 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
4. DRAWING PERMITS: Electrolux Addition, Roof Top Solar for Industrial Maintenance & Service in Belton,  Sign for Pennington Farms, ReWa Ravenwood Pump Station in Piedmont, Standpipe Family Restaurant in Belton and Various resubmittals.

Development Standards
Planning Commission will hear two new residential subdivisions at their November 14, 2017 meeting.
Hunter’s Crossings, 26 new residential lots located on Old Pendleton Road and Powdersville Road/Borders Pickens and Anderson
Shackleburg Farms, 113 new residential lots located on Shackleburg Road. (Second Review by Planning Commission)
McDonalds -Williamston
Crescent High School Expansion and Improvements.
Powdersville Middle School Expansion and Improvements located on Hood Road.(SCDOT)
Anderson County Welcome Sign located on i-85 at exit 40 (Final Review with SCDOT)
Dollar Tree, Piedmont
Verizon Wireless proposed 169’ Communications Tower located on Brown Road (application has been withdrawn for 60 days)
EstelleDrive Subdivision located on Estelle Drive off of Highway 29
Shackleburg Farms located on Shackleburg Road
Smith Mill Farms
Hunter Crossings located on Old Pendleton Road and Powdersville Road

Fleet Services
1. 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.

1. Man Hole Vacuum testing on the Betsy Tucker project has been completed and all Man Holes passed.  A request for partial permit to operate will be requested from DHEC.
2. Vacuum testing is required on all new Manholes installed per DHEC. Vacuum testing is a process of creating a negative pressure vacuum to validate the integrity of the man hole. This is a test to help insure that the Manhole will not allow infiltration.
3. Received plans for a new residential pump station in Powdersville. Reviews have been completed with minor changes requested.

Animal Shelter
1. Able to save 98% of the animals in our care this week.
2. INTAKES: 127 (22 owner surrender, 2 return adoptions, 51 from animal control, 50 strays, and 2 transferred in from other agencies).
3. OUTCOMES: 90 animals adopted, 0 died, 3 cats were euthanized for illness, 1 animal was owner requested euthanasia, 29 were returned to their owners and 33 were sent to rescue.
4. Clinic performed 134 spay/neuter surgeries.
5. Received $554.93 in cash donations and approximately $100 worth of food and supplies.
6. Michael Ray, a country musician, invited PAWS to his concert at Wendell’s Dippin’ Branch where a donation box was set up.  He asked his fans to bring donations of food/blankets for the shelter.