Around the County . . .


Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway around Anderson County:

Building and Codes
· PERMITS SUBMITTED: 28 New Single-Family Dwellings; 6 New Duplex Buildings; 4 Addition/Renovation; 2 Swimming Pools; 1 Replacement; 9 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 7 Demolition; 27 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 9 Residential Solar Panel; 11 Commercial Including: Norfolk Place Apartment Building A, Electrolux Shell, Hwy 187 South Storage Building Q, McDonald’s in Williamston Remodel, Resort Spa Home Décor Up-Fit, Christ the Redeemer Church, Woodson Square Re-Roof, Electrical Upgrade for Hall’s Workshop, Sign for Defender Services Inc., Sign for Cubesmart Self Storage, Electrical for the Pelzer Heritage Commission – Flag Pole; 29 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
· DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Anderson-Oconee Behavioral Health Remodel located off McGee Rd, Center Point Unit A8 Up-Fit located off McNeely Rd, Heritage Place Townhomes in Pendleton, KUBU 12,000 sf Addition located off Harris Bridge Rd, Ortec Phase 1 addition off of Westinghouse Blvd, Resort Spa Home Décor Electrical Up-Grade, Rooftop Solar for Stem Center located in Pendleton, Superior Hydra Electrical Up-Grade, Trinity Springs Steeple located off E River St
· December Stats:
· New Single-Family & Multi-Family Dwelling permits up 31% Compared to December 2016 (35 to 46)
· Revenue Up 117% Compared to December 2016 ($72,718.00 to $157,832.90)
· Total 599 permits/transactions – Down 37% Compared to December 2016 (918): 146 Building, 185 Electrical, 79 Plumbing, 81 HVAC, 61 Mobile Homes, 11 Demolition, 6 Moving, 30 Miscellaneous
· Yearly Stats (January – December):
· New Single-Family & Multi-Family Dwelling permits up 12% Compared to 2016 (736 to 827)
· Revenue Up 41% Compared to 2016 ($888,823.30 to $1,256,214.95)
· Total of 12,189 permits/transactions – Up 36% Compared to 2016 (8,959)
Development Standard
· Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting for District 5 and District 7 was cancelled on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 due to a lack of quorum present. Items for District 5 will be forwarded to the Board of Zoning Appeals for consideration at their regularly scheduled meeting on January 11, 2018 due to cancellation twice. District 7 will rescheduled for February 7th and February 8th, 2018 with the Citizens Advisory Committee.
· Planning Commission will hear a group industrial development project (public hearing) for Arthrex Manufacturing located on Highway 76 on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6:00PM
· Board of Zoning Appeals will hear seven (7) variances and one appeal request on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 5:15pm.
· Arthrex Industrial Facility
· TTI Innovative Center located on Ryobi Drive
· Electrolux Final Review located on Master’s Blvd., Anderson
· ABB Solar Project site located at 905 Highway 247, Belton.
· Piedmont Regional Solar Project site located at 340 Osteen Hill Road, Piedmont.
· of Anderson Pump station replacements
· New Anderson Office located on Nunnally Road
· Trinity Springs Church Addition
· <Norfolk Place Apartments located on Old Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson
· LaCannon Road Office Warehouse Expansion located in Piedmont
· TTI Innovative Center located on Ryobi Drive
· E & I Industrial Facility located on Supreme Drive off of Highway I-85
· Smith Mill Road Townhomes
· Sullivan Hills
· Wild Meadows Cash Bond Secured for completion of remaining infrastructure.
· Sandy Springs Mini Storage located in Pendleton
· Staff met with Electrolux Representatives on site to review landscaping/buffer plans substitutions
· December Stats:
· Land Use Permits, 100
· Septic Tank Permits, 40
· Individual Summary Plats, 50
· Commercial Up-fits, 5


· Subdivisions, 4
· Home Based Business, 3
· Solar Projects, 5
· Yearly Statistics:
o Land Use Permits: 1,362
o Septic Tank Permits: 553
o Individual Summary Plats: 483
o Commercial Up-Fits: 53
o Subdivisions: 31
Roads & Bridges
· Vegetation Crews continued to remove hazardous trees throughout the County.
 Grading Crews finished Lollis Road and Country Lakes Road culverts; mobilized to Green Pond Landing for shoulder widening.
 Pipe Crews installed driveway pipes and prepped for asphalt aprons in various locations.
· Asphalt Crews finished Elgin Drive Project and worked on repairing pothole requests.
· Sign Crews performed routine maintenance on signs; closed Brock Road in Belton for
railroad crossing repair.
· On-call 12-26-17 crew had after-hours call-outs for dead deer, stop sign, and closed Murphy Road for Fire Department: 4 men for 26 man-hours.
· Received new applications for ABB Baldor Belton Solar and JDC-2 New Office.
· Received resubmittals for TTI Innovation Center, E&I Engineering 2017 Expansion, and Lakeside RV.
· Reviews were conducted for E&I Engineering 2017 Expansion, TTI Innovation Center, and Shackleburg Farms Subdivision.
· Received major modification for Upstate Industrial- Opperman Warehouse, Lots 15 & 16.
· Approvals issued and pre-cons held for Dollar Tree Piedmont, Smith Mill Townhomes, and TTI Innovation Center.
· December Stats:
· New Applications: 3
· Resubmittals: 7
· Reviews: 9
· Pre-cons/Approvals: 2
· Terminations: 1
· Inspections: 52 sediment/erosion control,  0 post-construction, 26 county facility & 2 industrial stormwater
Solid Waste
· Anderson County Convenience Centers handled over 37,000 vehicles through the sites from Dec. 26, 2017 through Jan. 2, 2018. Solid Waste, Roads and Bridges and Waste Connections did an excellent job of keeping up with our busiest time of year.
· The Starr Landfill Class II was inspected by DHEC on December 18, 2017. This was a routine inspection with all criteria meeting or exceeding expectations.
· Negotiating with Anderson Regional Landfill on a new contract to handle Anderson County’s MSW needs.
· Extreme cold temperatures have kept staff busy with water pipe and hydraulic repairs at the Craytonville, Friendship, and Carswell Convenience Centers.
· Adopt-A-Spot groups to help clean up the littered roads and areas in our county. We have 65 active Adopt-A-Spot groups.
· Wastewater
· The pump station crew pulled pump # 2 at Clemson Research and sent to repair shop to replace bearings.
· Mowed sewer lines in the Powdersville community.
· We had 2 after hour calls at Liberty Hwy pump station, for pump failure totaling 4 hours overtime.
· Did You Know?  that Anderson County owns 185 miles of Gravity Sewer lines, 70 miles of Force Main and 53 Pump Stations

Animal Shelter
· We were able to save 93 % of the animals in our care this week.
· INTAKES:  67 (15 owner surrender, 0 return adoptions, 29 from animal control, 23 strays and 0 transferred in from other agencies).
· OUTCOMES:  52  animals adopted, 1 died, 4 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 0 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 22 were returned to their owners and 9 were sent to rescue
· Clinic performed 40 spay/neuter surgeries.
· There are currently 180 large dogs, 16 small dogs, 14 puppies, 29 cats and 13 kittens in the facility.
· Out of the 181 animals available for adoption 124 (68.5%) are currently altered.
· There are 9 dogs being held for court.
· PAWS received $1,575 in cash donations
· December Stats:
· We were able to save 91% of the animals in our care for the month of December.
· INTAKES:  398 (113 owner surrender, 4 return adoptions, 172 from animal control, 107 strays and 2 transferred in from other agencies).
· OUTCOMES:  238  animals adopted, 9 died, 25 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 9 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 73 were returned to their owners and 84 were sent to rescue
· Clinic performed 332 spay/neuter surgeries.
· PAWS received $8,674.90 in cash donations.
· Yearly Stats:
· PAWS was able to save 93% of the animals in our care for 2017.
· We took in 5,638 animals.
· INTAKES:  5,638 (1164 owner surrender,119 return adoptions,  2,856 from animal control, 1,401 strays and 98 transferred in from other agencies).
· OUTCOMES:  2,895 animals adopted, 123 died, 409 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 120 animals were euthanized at their owner’s request, 910 were returned to their owners and 1,150 were sent to rescue.
· The clinic performed 4,037 spay/neuter surgeries
· PAWS received $40,227.87 in cash donations.
· PAWS would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support this past year.  Thank you to County Council for making Anderson County a better place for the animals.  It took hard work from our employees and an outpouring of support from the residents of Anderson County to make PAWS a success.  We look forward to even better things in 2018.