Around the County . . .


Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway across the county:
Building and Codes
PERMITS SUBMITTED: 20 Single-Family Dwellings; 3 Addition/Renovation; 4 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 1 Swimming Pool; 1 Demolition; 47 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 10 Residential Solar; 7 Commercial Including: Heatherstone Apartments Building 6, Heatherstone Apartments Building 7, Heatherstone Apartments Building 8, Jones Variety Store, Replace  25 ton Gas Pack Unit, New Electrical Meter Base for Community Bible Church, Replacing Propane with Natural Gas for new appliances at a Dairy Farm; 20 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Heritage Pediatrics Addition off of Wren School Rd, New Family Dollar Store located off Whitehall Road and various resubmittals
Development Standards
Ortec Pendleton
Electrolux Industrial
E&I Engineering Expansion
Starbucks Powdersville
Tri-County Technical Industrial Training Center
Family Dollar Retail located at 2602 Whitehall Road, Anderson.
Anderson Storage-Converting Old Gold’s Gym, 1475 Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson.
Pendleton High School Expansion-Final Review
Ionosphere Motor coach/Maintenance Facility located on Shore Drive, Fairplay
Duke Energy WS Lee Steam Ash Plant Monitoring Wells
Family Dollar Commercial Up-fit located at 2606 Whitehall Road
Final Floodplain Development Permits for Lots 22-24 Covered Bridge at Jones Creek
Tiger Liquor Store located at 7700 Highway 76 Pendleton
Brakes for Less located on Clemson Blvd.
Quality Tires located on Clemson Blvd.
Highway 187 Project for Rich Bennett
Exit 4 Love’s Truck Stop
Creekwalk, 11 new residential home sites
Meadow Park
Covered Bridge at Jones Creek
Barrington Creek
Fleet Services
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
Bridge Crews continued to work on Green Pond Landing bathroom project; crews completed 50% of tied rebar in preparation to pour footers.
Vegetation Crew continued mowing right-of-way throughout the county and completed hazardous tree requests.
Grading Crews removed fencing from the airshow; installed gates for two requests; performed culvert repairs; gravel road maintenance.
Ditching and Pipe Crews replaced driveway pipes and prepared for asphalt aprons; replaced failed cross-line pipe in Pelzer; completed ditching request.
Asphalt Crews completed driveway aprons and pothole requests.
Sign Shop Crews removed all signs and barricades from the airport that were used for airshow; performed routine maintenance.
Approved plans for Carriage Hill Subdivision.
2017-18 Pavement Marking contractor has started striping roads this week.
5 Vacancies: (1) Engineering Tech., (1) Laborer, (1) Equipment Operator, (1) Equipment Operator – pending, (1) Laborer – pending.
On-Call Crew received 7 after-hours call-outs for a total of 53 man-hours: 6 trees and 1 manhole hit by a car.
Received resubmittals for Tri-County Tech Foundation Industrial Training Center.
New applications received for Anderson Storage, Anderson Regional Landfill Phase IV Cell 3C South, and Pelzer Solar.
Received major modification for WS Lee Coal Combustion Residual Managements Program Project.
Reviews were conducted for Tri-County Technical College Foundation Industrial Training Center and Piedmont Business Park Buildings #1-4.
Pre-con held and approval issued for J & L Woodard Family Farms LLC.
The cease and desist notice issued to the Enclave at Airy Springs was lifted.
The newest staff member received their certification as a Certified Stormwater Plan Reviewer in South Carolina by SCDHEC.
Staff attended chainsaw safety training conducted by the South Carolina Transportation Technology Transfer Service.
Assisted Fleet Maintenance with the clean-up and reporting of a hydraulic oil spill.
Solid Waste
Assisted with the Anderson County Airshow 2018 by picking up litter, helping with traffic, providing 95-gallon roll-carts for trash and other duties.
Staff continued discussions with DHEC and US Tire Recycling on the cleanup and funding for the cleanup of the VIVA Recycling property on Abbeville Highway.
Staff is working to assist a property owner that had over 1500 tires dumped on their property. The tires are being brought to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Belton to be shipped to Liberty Tire for recycling. DHEC is funding the recycling of the tires.
More enforcement will be needed by the state and Anderson County to ensure tire retailers are disposing of their tires correctly. One tire retailer in Anderson County was fined $2500 for not properly stacking and handling tires at their facility.
Assisting Parks and Recreation at the Dolly Cooper Park for the Saluda River Rally.
Completed recycling presentation for North Pointe Elementary with 60 students and 6 teachers. They have recently acquired more recycling bins and want to educate students on proper use.
Replaced 400 gallon oil container at the Manse Jolly Convenience Center.
Repaired floor on compactor at the King David Convenience Center.
We have 2 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? Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to listen to a full album on your iPod.
Town of Iva’s running balance is $723,865.80.
Currently have one vacant position, Utility Inspector and Locator.
ROW crew cut the Beaver Dam and Clemson Research Park sewer lines this week.
After review with industry environmental personnel, the Industrial User Permits were finalized and re-issued under the recently updated and approved Pretreatment Program.  Along with the renewed permits, hazardous waste notification letters and forms were sent to the industries as well as request for updated emergency contacts and signatory authorizations.
Contractors for Betsy Tucker are starting on the line A and C extensions within the project. They are also working on completing the punch list that was drawn up by the Design engineer and Anderson County Staff.
Collecting composite effluent samples for toxicity sampling at 6&20 WWTP. The toxicity samples are performed quarterly.
Cleaned four drying beds at 6&20 WWTP.
Began removing bad diffusers from aeration #2 for replacement. There are 234 fine air bubble diffusers in this aeration basin and approximately 40 will need to be replaced.
Tested back flow preventers for Electric City, West Anderson, and Powdersville Water Departments.
The pump station crew received and installed the pump at Starr Lift Station; this pump has been in the repair shop due to broken bolts on the volute.
We had high flow at Hembree Creek Lift Station because of heavy rain, we called in 2 local contractors to help keep up with the flow to prevent an overflow.
Four after hours calls for a total of 13 hours: A/C power alarms at Hembree Creek, Blythwood, and Supreme; High level at Hembree Creek.


Animal Shelter
We were able to save 81% of the animals in our care this week.
INTAKES:  69 (8 owner surrender, 1 return adoption, 28 from animal control, 30 strays, 2 transferred in)
OUTCOMES: 37 animals adopted, 4 died, 13 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 5 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 12 were returned to their owners and 3 were sent to rescue.
Clinic performed 55 spay/neuter surgeries.
There are currently 140 large dogs, 10 small dogs, 13 puppies, 17 cats and 16 kittens in the facility.
There is one dog being held for court.
There are 111 animals available for adoption.  91 of those have already been altered (82%)
Brax’s Cars for a Cause raised $4,200 in cash and over 4,000 lbs of dog and cat food for PAWS.  A huge THANK YOU to Teryi, Darren and Braxton Louch for all of their hard work and for loving PAWS.
Thank you to Mitchell and Building and Grounds for having our floors cleaned!  They look fantastic.
PAWS received $241.67 in cash donations $4,550 in donations for the Bow Wow Luau.