Around the County . . .


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

Animal Shelter
· We were able to save 96% of the animals in our care this week.
· INTAKES:  161 (28 owner surrender, 4 return adoptions, 50 from animal control, 78 strays and 1 transferred in).
· OUTCOMES: 65 animals adopted, 1 died, 6 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 3 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 74 were returned to their owners and 4 were sent to rescue.
· Clinic performed 160 spay/neuter surgeries.
· There are currently 165 large dogs, 25 small dogs, 45 puppies, 22 cats and 36 kittens in the facility.
· There are 8 animals being held for court.
· There are 188 animals available for adoption. 103 of those have already been altered (54.8%).
· PAWS received $296.67 cash donations, $543.55 in donations for the Dog Park.
· Holt Hopkins was awarded the SC Public Works Manager of the Year.  PAWS is thankful for his leadership and guidance.
· Thank you to Building and Grounds for having our floors cleaned.  They look amazing.
· Thank you to Fleet for hosting a driver training class for our adoption trailer.
· Clemson Kennel Club donated $500 worth of toys and dog food.
· July Stats:
o   We were able to save 92% of the animals in our care this month.
o   INTAKES:  775 (92 owner surrender, 16 return adoptions, 277 from animal control, 374 strays and 16 transferred in).
o   OUTCOMES: 266 animals adopted, 21 died, 44 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 17 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 269 were returned to their owners and 47 were sent to rescue.
o   Clinic performed 647 spay/neuter surgeries.
o   PAWS received $1,359.81 cash donations, $3571.55 in donations for the Dog Park.
Building and Codes
· Plan Review Staff Meetings: 1) Met with the owner of Bandit’s Pizza to review submitted documentation for the wood fired Oven they are planning on using. Additional documentation was provided to show that a Type I Hood with fire suppression was not required because it met certain NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) requirements. Additional language will be added to the plans to reflect this information and re-submitted
· PERMITS SUBMITTED: 10 Single-Family Dwellings; 6 Addition/Renovation; 6 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 1 Swimming Pool Permit; 6 Demolition; 15 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 6 Residential Solar; 7 Commercial Permits Including: Little Caesars Shell, 3 Electrical for Trail Lights in the City of Belton, Electrical to Existing Sign for Zion United Methodist Church, Electrical for Charter Communication, TTI Battery Expansion; 16 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
· DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Sign for Carolina Travel Center, Renovation to McDonald’s off Hwy 153 in Powdersville, Sign for Piedmont Family Practice, Interior Renovation to prior Gold’s Gym on Pearman Dairy Rd into Climate Controlled Self Storage and Various resubmittals
· July Stats:
o   New Single-Family & Multi-Family Dwelling permits down 19% Compared to July 2017 (70 to 57)
o   Revenue up 8% Compared to July 2017 ($78,445.30 to $84,578.20)
o   Total of 842 permits/transactions – Down 14% Compared to July 2017 (974): 242 Building, 247 Electrical, 111 Plumbing, 121 HVAC, 59 Mobile Homes, 24 Demolition, 7 Moving, 31 Miscellaneous
Development Standards
· Board of Zoning Appeals met on Thursday August 10, 2018 and tabled a variance request for the new McDonald’s located on Pearman Dairy and Whitehall Road-pending additional information.
o   Anderson County Planning Commission will meet on August 14, 2018 at 6:00PM to hear the following: Preliminary Subdivision: Townhomes at Craven Creek; Preliminary Subdivision: Raven Hills
o   Proposed restaurant located at Wall Street (Powdersville)
o   Anderson Storage
o   Sullivan’s Hill, a PD (Planned Development) 8 residential lots
o   E&I Industrial Facility located on Supreme Industrial Drive, Anderson
o   Welpine gravity sewer project and floodplain development permit
o   Solar Farms for sites Ace, Whitt, and Pelzer located on Mt Springs
o   Piedmont Park, 12, 000 sq. warehouse located on Prosperity Blvd.
o   Starbucks Highway 76 Pendleton
o   Hemlock Phase II
· TNT Sports-incomplete bufferyard and landscaping; Mobile home approval date expired Cedar Grove; Nursery Lane, illegal business; Whiten Road, Anderson, illegal business; Illegal signage located on Highway 153 and Old Williamston Road.
· July Stats:
o   Land Use Permits, 141
o   Septic Tank Permits,53
o   Individual Summary Plat Lots, 53
o   Subdivisions, 6
o   Home Business, 5
o   Commercial Up-fits, 4
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.
· July Stats:
Fuel Uses:
o   Unleaded – 34,300 gallons
o   E-20 – 13,662 gallons
o   Diesel – 11,810 gallons
§  Fuel Totals   $142,660.30
o   Closed 573 work orders
o   Month Fleet Availability:   91.69%
Roads & Bridges
· Vegetation Crew worked on trimming tree limbs and cleaning up tree debris from roadways.
· Grading Crew continued work on Shiloh Church Road East Project where they are replacing a bridge with a large culvert. They also repaired and cleaned out cross-lines pipes on County Roads.
· Ditching and pipe crew worked on routine drainage and driveway pipe maintenance requests.
· Asphalt Crew completed routine driveway apron and pothole requests.
· Sign Shop Crew performed routine maintenance on road signs.
· Bridge Crew continued to work on Green Pond Landing Bathroom Project.
· 9 Employees attended APWA South Carolina State Conference
· 7 Vacancies: (1) Engineering Tech. – pending, (1) Engineering Tech., (2) Laborers, (1) Heavy Equipment Operator – pending, (1) Truck Driver, (1) Foreman – pending.
· On-call crew received 4 after-hours call-outs for an approximately 14 man-hours: all fallen trees.
Solid Waste
· Received the Solid Waste Grant from DHEC to purchase 20-25 gallon recycling bins for classrooms, public spaces and other areas that need help improving their recycling participation.
· Completed a recycling and litter prevention presentation for Art Camp at the Anderson Arts Center for 32 kids and 3 staff members.
· Environmental Enforcement is working on a property on Whiten Road to be cleaned up due to open storage of tires on the property. The property owner does not have a Land Use Permit for the tire business he is operating.
· Environmental Enforcement is in the process of writing cleanup orders on 2 properties on Nursery Lane due to junk vehicles and trash in the yards.
· Environmental Enforcement educated resident on covering their loads at the King David and Craytonville Convenience Centers.
· 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.
· July Stats:
o   549.1 Recyclable tons, 27.57 E-Waste tons, 15.12 Tire tonnages and 3774 Gallons Waste Oil.
o   Anderson Regional Landfill: 5836.97 tons of municipal Solid Waste at a cost of $139,503.58.
o   Hauling contractor hauled 643 containers from Convenience Centers at a cost of $75,231.00.

· Environmental Enforcement July Stats:  166 Calls, 25 Warnings, 0 Assisting Another Agency, 40 Clean-Up Orders, 0 Clean-Up Order Citations, 5 Unlawful Dumping, 1 Litter Citations, 2 Uncovered Load Citations, and 3  State Citations. Total Fines requested $3,655.00.
· Did You Know? Volunteers saved local governments over $3,000,000 just by picking up litter in the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
· Town of Iva’s running balance is $735,856.04.
· Prepared chain of custodies and collected samples for second monthly parameter testing.
· Installed a new motor on seal water pump #2 at the 6&20 pump station. The original motor went out and had to be replaced.
· Electrical contractors serviced and painted the 3 phase transformer at 6&20 WWTP.
· Cleaned 2 drying beds and had sludge hauled to landfill.
· Completed July 2018 Lab Data/calculations Spreadsheet which is used to prepare the monthly Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) for 6&20.
· Completed new written Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the Administration portion of our SOP Manual. THE SOP manual is currently being reviewed and updated as needed.
· We inspected and observed the pressure & vacuum testing of the new gravity line at QT on Hwy 86.
· ROW crew cut along Hwy 153 and River Rd. this week. We also cut the 6&20 gravity line to I-85 and the Tuscany force-main.
· The pump station crew along with an outside contractor replaced the fittings on a 12 inch pipe inside the wet well at Hwy 86 #3 because it was leaking when the pump was running.
· We read monthly flow meters for August billing.
· There were 2 after hour calls this week for a total of 4 hours overtime:
§  Linwa – Pump fault
§  Supreme – A/C power failure
· July Stats:
o   811 – 503
o   Permits – 19
o   Capacity – $63,200
o   Sludge – 8.90 ton
o   Inspections – 18
o   ROW – 17,400 feet