Around the County . . .


Anderson County Public Works reported the following projects underway around Anderson County for the week of Dec. 20:
Building and Codes
· PERMITS SUBMITTED: 9 New Single-Family Dwelling; 3 Addition/Renovation; 2 Replacement; 8 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 3 Demolition; 23 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 12 Residential Solar Panel; 4 Commercial Including: Three & Twenty Store Addition, Michelin US76 Canopy Addition, Electrical to re-set Meter for an Apartment, Re-Roof of West Anderson Church; 7 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
· DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Caribbean Storage 10,000 square feet Building located off Hwy 24, Defender Services Sign and Various resubmittals
Development Standard
o Anderson County Planning Commission met on Tuesday December 12, 2017 and approved the following preliminary development plans
o Attenborough Townhome Development located on River Road with no variances approved
o Smith Mill Road Townhome Development Revision located on George Smith Road approved
o Land Use Application for Southern Manors Wedding Venue located on Highway 247 was approved
o Subdivisions Denied by unanimous vote of 4 to 0
o Cheshire Subdivision (Denied)
o Kingslake Subdivisions (Denied)
o Anthrex Preliminary Plan located on Highway 76
o Floodplain Development Permit located at 121 Caledonia Drive, Easley
o Floodplain Development Permit located at 2415 Midway Road, Anderson.
Michelin US 2 Plant Expansion Sandy Springs
Anderson County Five Mile Sewer Phase II Project
3&20 Convenience Store located on Pelzer Highway Easley
o Dollar Tree Retail store located in Piedmont.
Roads & Bridges
· Vegetation Crews trimmed, mowed, and removed trees throughout the county.
· Pipe and Ditching Crews worked on routine ditching and driveway requests.
· Asphalt Crews completed paving Elgin Drive and worked routine potholes and driveway repairs.
· Sign Crew re-opened Lollis Road and performed routine maintenance for road signs.
· Bridge Crew drove sheet piles at Ballard Road Bridge.
· Grading Crews completed the Lollis Road Box Culvert Project and worked on routine work requests.
· Hopewell Road Relocation bid was awarded to the low bidder, Earth Materials, for the total bid amount of $292,002.00.
· 2017-2018 Pavement Marking Contract was awarded to Peek Pavement Markings for the total bid amount of $98,894.08.
· On-call crew received 1 after-hours call-out for a total of 2 man-hours: 1 stop sign.
· A consultant contracted by SCDHEC conducted an inspection of Broadway Dam. A report of their findings is not expected for one to two months.
· Staff met with a site representative at the Brookstone Meadows Clubhouse and Pool to evaluate the site’s progress towards compliance. Progress has continued; however, the cease and desist remains in place.
· Received resubmittals for Piedmont Coca-Cola Trailer Parking Expansion and TTI Innovation Center.
· Received major modification for Site Improvements for Electrolux – Anderson.
· Reviews were conducted for J & L Woodard Family Farms (2nd) and Krut LED (1st).
· The permit termination request for the Anderson Federal Credit Union at Hanna Crossing on Hwy 81 was approved.
Solid Waste
· Met with DHEC to discuss expansion of the Class I (Land Clearing Debris) Landfill. We have approximately 4 years left on the current LCD permit. If we are unable to expand on the current Class 1, then the LCD material will be placed in the permitted Construction Debris (Class II) area.
· Negotiating with Anderson Regional Landfill on a new contract to handle Anderson County’s MSW needs.
· Staff checked on both of the streams adopted by Keep Anderson County Beautiful. This task must be completed monthly to keep track of bacterial and chemical pollution levels in the streams.
· The Anti-Litter Art Calendar is in the process of being designed and proofed. This calendar will be completed and distributed to the winning students, teachers and schools at the beginning of January.
· Re-anchored compactor at Parker Bowie site. Replaced hydraulic filters on compactor at Whitefield site.
· We have 3 inmates for the convenience centers and 0 for the MRF this week due to a shortage of inmates on work detail at the Detention Center.
· Did You Know? For multiple materials, such as tin cans, recycling conserves up to 95% of the fresh water used in our mining and manufacturing processes.
· Town of Iva’s balance is $696,625.78
· Wastewater Manager attended a meeting with Easley Combined Utilities and ReWa to discuss providing wastewater infrastructure for the Northern portion of Anderson County. Due to increase in residential growth, pump stations, gravity lines and force main will need to be designed and installed to keep up with future projected growth.
Animal Shelter
· We were able to save 95% of the animals in our care this week.
· INTAKES:  126 (44 owner surrender, 4 return adoptions, 54 from animal control, 26 strays and 0 transferred in from other agencies).
· OUTCOMES:  60  animals adopted, 1 died, 5 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 2 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 13 were returned to their owners and 21 were sent to rescue
· Clinic performed 90 spay/neuter surgeries.
· There are currently 185 large dogs, 32 small dogs, 18 puppies, 50 cats and 46 kittens in the facility.
· There are 6 dogs being held for court.
· Out of the 234 animals available for adoption 65.8% are spayed/neutered.
· Thank you to Buildings and Grounds for having the shelter floors cleaned professionally.  They look great.
· PAWS received $2,338.95 in cash donations.