Around the County . . .


Anderson County Public Works reported the following projects:
Building and Codes
·       PERMITS SUBMITTED: 14 Single-Family Dwellings; 4 Addition/Renovation; 6 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 3 Residential Swimming Pools; 1 Replacement; 22 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 4 Residential Solar; 8 Commercial Ultra Tan Up-Fit, Dollar General, Electrical for Pump Station, Electrical to Existing Business, Hood for Coyote Coffee, Fire Alarm for Blue Ridge Electric, HVAC Change-out, Sign for Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church; 11 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
·       DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Sign for Dollar General off Hwy 187, Glen Raven Boiler Room Renovation, Michelin Family Medical Clinic off Boscobel Rd, Raines on Main Retaining Wall located in the Town of Pendleton, Rivendell Subdivision Pavilion and Various Resubmittals
Development Standards
·       Anderson County Board of Zoning Appeals met on Thursday September 13, 2018 to hear the following variances;
o   Approved McAlister Road and Masters Drive reduction in setbacks.
o   Denied variance request for a detached garage on Johnson Trail, Anderson
o   Tabled variance request variance requests for Pioneer Lane and Sunrise Circle, Fair Play until October 11, 2018
o   New Holly Light Missionary Baptist Church
o   7 Eleven Expansion located on Highway 29
o   Pennington Farms, a PD (Planned Development) for lots 22, 24, 28, & 30
o   Floodplain Development Permit for Solar Project located at 151 Effie Drive
o   Richard Kay located on Pearman Dairy Road
o   GT Legacy Warehouse located on Pine Road
o   Avendell Subdivision
o   Hunter’s Crossings
o   Chimney Hill
o   Yorkshire
o   Arbors at Cobb’s Glenn
o   Three Bridges Subdivision
o   Dollar Tree-Piedmont
o   Ashland Chemical Way-Spec Building, Lot #7
o   Illegal signage located at Highway 153, Hood Road & Three Bridges Road.
Fleet Services
·       Closed 176 work orders for the week.
·       Fuel Prices: Unleaded: $2.17“! E20 $2.16“!, Diesel $2.46
·       Three new Chargers have arrived for the Sheriff’s Office. They are in the pre-delivery stages.
·       Have Diesel Mechanic position open.
·       Weekly Fleet Availability:    90.46%
· To see a listing of vehicles and equipment being sold visit the Anderson County Website at  click ‘Online Auction’ to view inventory and register.
Roads & Bridges
·       All crews prepped for Hurricane Florence.
·       Vegetation Crews worked on trimming tree limbs and cleaning up tree debris from roadways. Mowing Crews continued to mow right-of-way.
·       Ditching and Pipe Crews worked on routine drainage and driveway pipe maintenance requests.
·       Bridge Crew completed bridge maintenance and clearing tasks.
·       Staff inspected bridges and culverts that are critical in preparation of Hurricane Florence hitting our area.
·       On-call crew received 6 after-hours call-outs for a total of approximately 19 man-hours: 6 fallen trees
·       No Accidents Reported
·       Three safety meetings: Topics-Personal Fall Protection Training, Safety Update, Workers Compensation Claims, Tort/Property Claims, Vehicle Reporting Policy, Hurricane Florence, and Hearing Test rescheduled for Monday September 24, 2018 and Tuesday September 25, 2018
·       Reviewed and signed 56 Re-Accreditation Practices
Solid Waste
·       There will be a Shred Day on September 29th at the Balloon Launch Field at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center from 10am until 1pm.
·       Environmental Enforcement was able to get over 500 waste tires cleaned up on Welcome Rd. Tires were taken to the MRF to be sent for recycling.
·       DHEC inspected the Starr Class II Landfill on September 11, 2018. Everything was found to Meet or Exceed regulatory requirements.
·       Delivered classroom recycling bins to Powdersville Elementary and Robert Anderson Middle School.
·       Submitted the Palmetto Pride Tree Grant. We requested 97 trees for garden clubs, the Town of Pendleton and the City of Belton.
·       Supplied 95-gallon roll carts and a 40-yard container to handle trash services for the Greek Festival held at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center.
·       One staff member is attending Association of Counties Supervisor Training. It is for one day a week for seven weeks.
·       Environmental Enforcement educated resident on covering their loads at the White Street, Whitefield and Carswell Convenience Centers.
·       We have 1 inmate for the convenience centers and 2 for the MRF this week due to a shortage of inmates on work detail at the Detention Center.
·       Did You Know? PalmettoPride is looking to award five South Carolina artists a $500 grant to put their talents to work in their new Public Art of Litter Prevention project.
·       A draw-down of Broadway Lake began Thursday morning in anticipation of excessive rain associated with Hurricane Florence.
·       Facilities and Wastewater staff installed electrical components at Broadway Dam that will make it easier and safer to power the motors with a generator if needed due to a power outage.
·       The pre-construction conference for Heritage Pediatrics was conducted.
·       Reviews were conducted for Michelin Health Center (1st) and GT’s Legacy Warehouse (2nd). An application for the NPDES permit was submitted to DHEC for GT’s Legacy Warehouse.
·       Major modification approvals were issued for Ace Solar, Pelzer Solar, and Whitt Solar projects.
·       Received the 3rd submission for Standard Cremation and Funeral Center.
·       Wastewater staff conducted a presentation for the 3rd grade students at Midway Elementary.
·       SCDHEC perform their annual inspection of the 6&20 WWTP this week. The inspection consisted of checking maintenance records, Discharge Monitoring Report, “DMR” and treatment plant performance. The inspection results will arrive in approximately 2 weeks.
·       Prepared drying beds and extra basins in the treatment plant to help handle extra inflow during a heavy rain event.
·       Received letter of approvalfrom SCDHEC for Pretreatment Closure Plan for one industry.  An inspection must be done once the system closure is completed; all solids are properly disposed and closeout construction is completed.
·       Completed scanning operation and maintenance manuals to be included in Updated Standard Operating Procedures Book as references.
·       The pump station crew installed new check valves and impellers at the Gilmer pump station; this will increase the pumping rate. The impellers were the original impellers that were installed in 1992.
·       ROW crew cut the following sewer lines:
o   Santens; Gold’s Gym; McGee Rd; Camson Rd; Hembree Rd; Walgreens; Anderson Property; Pack IQ; Hampton Rd.
·       We cleaned a section of 8″ sewer line behind Gold’s Gym due to excessive grease build up, this was preventative maintenance, no lines were stopped up.

Animal Shelter
·       We were able to save 92% of the animals in our care this week.
·       INTAKES:  164 (22 owner surrender, 5 return adoptions, 57 from animal control, 64 strays and 16 transferred in).
·       OUTCOMES: 36 animals adopted, 2 died, 7 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 4 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 47 were returned to their owners (4 stray, 43 diversions)  and 31 were sent to rescue.
·       Clinic performed 99 spay/neuter surgeries.
·       Currently 171 large dogs, 11 small dogs, 11 puppies, 57 cats and 54 kittens in the facility.
·       There are 7 animals being held for court.
·       Have 167 animals available for adoption, 94 of those have already been altered (56.2%).
·       PAWS received $1,117.67 cash donations, $65.00 in donations for the Dog Park.
·       PAWS took in 40 animals from Marion and Dillon County Shelters due to Hurricane Florence evacuations.  We are also providing temporary housing for pets whose owners evacuated to Anderson County.