Around the County . . .


Anderson County Public Works reported the following projects underway across
Anderson County:

Building and Codes
1. Plan Review Meetings:  Met with Owner of existing barbecue business to discuss renovations that he wants to do and what plans need to be provided for review and permitting. Several code issues were discussed including using the 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) for compliance. Plans to be submitted at a later date
2. PERMITS SUBMITTED: 16 Single-Family Dwellings; 10 Addition/Renovation; 6 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 5 Swimming Pool; 4 Demolition; 41 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 21 Residential Solar; 3 Commercial Including:  HVAC Change-out for Ingles Market, HVAC Change-out for Little Caesars Pizza, Electrical Meter Replacement at Carolina American Insurance; 18 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
3. DRAWINGS SUBMITTED:  Anderson Motor Speedway Sign, Dollar General in Honea Path, Quick Trip Store #1117 High Rise Sign, Quick Trip Store #1117 Monument Sign and various resubmittals
4. June Stats:
o   New Single-Family & Multi-Family Dwelling permits up 9% Compared to June 2017 (65 to 71)
o   Revenue up 75% Compared to June 2017 ($101,416.30 to $177,367.00)
o   Total of 898 permits/transactions – Down 14% Compared to June 2017 (1,046): 240 Building, 229 Electrical, 134 Plumbing, 140 HVAC, 84 Mobile Homes, 10 Demolition, 12 Moving, 49 Miscellaneous
Development Standards
1. Anderson County Planning Commission met on July 9, 2018 to hear the following subdivisions;
1. Rivers Edge-Removed from agenda at the request of developer
2. Townhomes at Craven Creek-Postponed due to lack of quorum will be reheard at the August Meeting
2. Anderson County Citizens Advisory Committee for District 5 & 6 met on Wednesday July 11, 2018
1. District 5 meeting was cancelled due to a lack of a quorum
2. District 6 approved a Special Exception for Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Easley
3. Board of Zoning Appeals met on Thursday July 12, 2018 and approved the following;
1. Mt Pisgah Baptist Church Expansion Easley
2. Property owner approved for a reduction of front yard setbacks from 20’ to 15’ for a detached garage/Points End, Anderson.
1. Starbucks Powdersville.
2. Floodplain Development Permit for 412 LaFrance Road
3. Boat Storage located 6224 Highway 24 Anderson
4. RV Park located on Whitehall/Edgewater on Lake Hartwell
5. Sullivan’s Hill, a PD (Planned Development) Lots, 73, 83, 87, & 89
1. W.S. Lee Steam-Duke Energy Final Approval located on Lee Steam Plant Road
2. Domino’s Pizza located at Highway 76 Pendleton
3. Ingles #73 Powdersville
4. Dollar Tree Piedmont
1. Piedmont Business Park located in Powdersville
2. Pelzer Solar; Spinx Anderson; E&I Engineering; Upstate Industrial Parking Lot Expansion
1. Wren Woods; Rivers Edge; Attenborough Townhomes; Ravenhill; Cravens Creek
6. June Stats:
o   Land Use Permits, 178
o   Septic Tank Permits, 53
o   Individual Summary Plat, 45
o   Home Based Business, 0
o   Commercial Up-fits, 5
o   Compliance issues, 5
Fleet Services
1. Closed 161 work orders for the week.
2. Have (2) positions open. We have a Diesel Mechanic and an Inventory Specialists position available.
3. 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.
4. Did you know?  The most produced car model is a Toyota Corolla.
5. June Stats:
Roads & Bridges
1. Vegetation Crews worked on clearing trees from the roadway and cleaning up debris. Mowing Crews continue to mow right-of-way.
2. Grading Crew is working on Shiloh Church Road East Project. A bridge is being replaced with a large culvert.
3. Asphalt Crews completed driveway apron and pothole requests; paved walking track in Belton.
4. Sign Shop Crews performed routine maintenance on road signs.
5. Bridge Crew continued to work on Green Pond Landing Bathroom Project.
6. Approved plans for Attenborough Townhomes
7. 6 Vacancies: (1) Engineering Tech., (2) Laborers, (1) Heavy Equipment Operator, (1) Heavy Equipment Operator –pending, and (1) Mower Operator – pending.
8. On-Call Crew received 5 after-hours call-outs for a total of 25 man-hours: one dead animal and four fallen trees.
9. June Stats:
o   Subdivision Plan Reviews: 2 preliminary plat reviews, 0 new subdivisions, 0 resubmittals, 3 reviews, and 0 approvals.
o   Subdivision inspections: 2 Clear and Grubb, 2 Subgrade, 4 Base, 2 Surface.
o   SC 811 Tickets: 5.
o   Works requests: 451 new, 445 closed, 494 open.
o   On-call: 60 after-hours call-outs for a total of 304 man-hours.
o   Encroachment permits: 31/$10,469.25 (249/$38,435.55).
1. Staff conducted a compliance assistance meeting with the design engineers working on the Wren Woods Subdivision permit application.
2. A cease and desist notice was issued to Anderson Apartments for failure to properly install and maintain stormwater controls.
3. A cease and desist notice was issued to Big Water Enterprises for initiating land disturbing activity without a permit.
4. A 2nd cease and desist notice was issued to QuikTrip #1117 for failure to adhere to the approved construction sequence and improperly installed stormwater controls.
5. Reviews were conducted for E&I Engineering Building Expansion (2nd), Whitt Solar (1st), Spinx #247 Car Wash (4th) and Highway 76 Starbucks – Anderson (1st).
6. Received resubmittal for Piedmont Business Park, Family Dollar Whitehall Rd and Lakewood Ln.
7. Received new application for The Standard Cremation and Funeral Center.
Solid Waste
1. Staff and GIS provided DHEC with digital mapping of the VIVA Tire Recycling site as DHEC requested. This is to help with Anderson County receiving grant money to clean up the site. Staff will be meeting with DHEC on July 18, 2018.
2. The Detention Center Litter Crew picked up 1,008 bags of litter and 53 tires in the month of June 2018. They covered 11.9 miles. We appreciate their hard work.
3. Clayton King Ministries had 200 volunteers who cleaned up litter throughout Anderson and Pendleton for their Summer Camp GO Week. The first group collected 89 bags of trash.
4. During the Clayton King Ministries litter pickup, a pistol was found on Highway 81 South and turned over to the Sheriff’s Department. A resident also drove by one of the groups cleaning up and threw a piece of paper out in front of them. Environmental Enforcement was there and stopped them. The driver was charged with driving under suspension and the passenger for littering.
5. Participated in a stream cleanup with United Way volunteers and Clemson Extension agents. 15 bags of litter and 2 tires were collected from this stream.
6. Environmental Enforcement was able to get property on Old North Church Rd. cleaned up from an illegal dumping that occurred.
7. Environmental Enforcement was able to get an open storage issue cleaned up on a property on Simpson Rd. due to an eviction of the residents.
8. Repaired hydraulic cylinder on compactor at King David Convenience Center.
9. We have 2 inmates for the convenience centers and 2 for the MRF this week due to a shortage of inmates on work detail at the Detention Center.
10. Did You Know? Each year Americans create a whopping 200 million tons of trash every year.
11. June Stats:
o   646.81 Recyclable tons, 9.16 E-Waste tons, 101.81 Tire tonnages and 2853 Gallons Waste Oil.
o   Anderson Regional Landfill: 6058.61 tons of municipal Solid Waste at a cost of $144,800.78.
o   Hauling contractor hauled 616 containers from Convenience Centers at a cost of $72,072.00.
o   Starr Landfill Tonnages:
o   Construction & Demolition (1,862.80 C&D) tons {19,394.38 YTD tons}.
o   Land Clearing Debris (1,441.59 LCD) tons {15,647.99 YTD tons}.
o   35,042.37 Total Tons for the Year
o    Environmental Enforcement June Stats:  155 Calls, 25 Warnings, 0 Assisting Another Agency, 20 Clean-Up Orders, 2 Clean-Up Order Citations, 3 Unlawful Dumping, 3 Litter Citations, 1 Uncovered Load Citations, and  0 State Citations. Total Fines requested $4,262.50.