Around the County . . .


Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects around Anderson County:
Building and Codes
·       Various staff attended the Upper State Code Enforcement Associations Annual Education Training Conference in Clemson. The training consisted of 2 days that covered the upcoming changes to the 2018 International Residential Code and the International Building Code. This gives us an opportunity to network with other jurisdictions and receive Continued Educational Credits that are used to renew our certifications
·       PERMITS SUBMITTED: 16 Single-Family Dwellings; 3 Addition/Renovation; 5 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 5 Replacement; 5 Demolition; 22 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 2 Residential Solar; 6 Commercial Including: Heatherstone Apartments – Building 10, Sign for Power World Finance, Sprinkler System for Opperman Webbing, Electrical for Carolina Industrial Products, Electrical for Entrance Sign, Anderson County Aviation Terminal; 8 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
·       DRAWINGS SUBMITTED:  Carriage House Paint Booth located off Greenville Street, New Dollar General Located of 28 By Pass, Eggs Up Grill Up-Fit in Powdersville, Homeland Park Volunteer Fire Station and Various Resubmittals
Development Standards
o   District 7 Citizens Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 7 to hear a Special Exception Application for a new church-Genesis Church of the Nazarene located on Princeton Highway.
o   New 24,000 square foot building located on La Cannon Road, Piedmont.
o   Riviera Estates located on Riviera Circle, Anderson.
o   New Dollar General Retail Store located on Pearman Dairy Road
o   National Tire & Battery of Anderson located on Clemson Blvd. Anderson.
o   Legends Car Club located at 121A East West Park Way, Anderson.
o   Floodplain Development Permit Final Approval for Solar Project located on Effie Drive
o   Oaks at Shiloh Phase III & IV; Hammond Hall; Ravenhills Phase II; Hunter’s; Mayfield; North Pointe; River’s Edge
o   Home Away from Home-residential  house located at 103 Glendale Road, Anderson
o   Quality Tire, S. Main Street, Anderson
o   Illegal signage located on Highway 28 & Highway 29
Fleet Services
·       We closed 158 work orders for the week.
·       Fuel Prices: Unleaded: $2.25‘! E20 $2.39, Diesel $2.65
·       Weekly Fleet Availability:   90.81%
· 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
·       Grading Crew re-graded the gravel road at King David Convenience Center, replaced a cross-line culvert on Point Lookout Road; repaired erosion problem on Shiloh Church Road.
·       Ditching and Pipe Crews completed parking lot at Homeland Park Fire Department and worked on routine drainage and driveway pipe maintenance requests.
·       Sign Shop Crews resumed survey/audit on Shackleburg Road, performed traffic control for striping on Breazeale Road, and routine maintenance on road signs.
·       Bridge Crew continued work on Shiloh Church Road West Bridge Replacement. Contractor started installing H-Piles.
·       Approved plans for Deer Path Subdivision.
·       ADT counts done on 3 segments of Murphy Road (C-11-0034).
·       Fourteen employees attended Defensive Drivers Course – 4.
·       On-call crew received 0 after-hours call-outs.
·       One OSHA Recordable Accident Reported
·       One safety meeting: topics-Fire Extinguisher: Your PASS to Safety, Safety Update, Workers Compensation Claims, Tort/Property Claims, Halloween Safety
·       Held 2 Safety Meetings (Fleet & Airport)
·       300 APWA Practices have been approved, 49% Completion.
Solid Waste
·       Assisted with Pick Up Powdersville (PUP Day) on Saturday, October 13th from 8am to 11am. There were 74 bags of litter picked up during the event.
·       Clemson Swim Club had 10 volunteers collect 13 bags of litter from Monitor Drive.
·       Keep Anderson County Beautiful had a presence at Iva Depot Days and the Roberts Presbyterian Fall Festival distributing recycling and litter prevention information.
·       Anderson University Environmental Science class had 20 students come tour our MRF.
·       Environmental Enforcement had 2 days of In-Service Training and Firearm Training.
·       Environmental Enforcement educated residents on covering their loads at the Agnew Road, Whitefield and Carswell Convenience Centers.
·       Environmental Enforcement has been working at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center, Hurricane Creek Boat Ramp, Brown Road Boat Ramp and Hurricane Springs Park in dealing with litter issues at the facilities.
·       Staff has been servicing compactors this week atour convenience centers.
·       We have 2 inmates for the convenience centers and 1 for the MRF this week due to a shortage of inmates on work detail at the Detention Center.
·       Staff met on-site with the owner, contractor, and engineer of Carriage Hill Subdivision to discuss the on-going compliance problems and what is needed to lift the cease and desist.
·       Received new application for Mayfield Woods Subdivision.
·       Approval issued and pre-con held for Michelin Health Center.
·       A cease and desist notice was issued to Upstate Industrial Opperman for land disturbing activity outside the approved limits of disturbance and construction of improvements not found in the approved plans.
·       A cease and desist notice was issued for land disturbing activity without a permit for work conducted off Cherokee Road. The matter was resolved after an Agriculture Exemption Certification was received from the property owner.
·       One staff member attended defensive driving.
·       Process control tests are still being performed daily at 6&20 to ensure that the plant does not show any significant changes due to contaminates that could affect the biological process.
·       Anderson County staff met with design engineer at the 5 Mile Project to check on the completion of the remaining items that were presented on the final punch list for the project.
·       The contractor for Arthrex installed 1,397’ of pipe along with 6 manholes. The contractor will have the backfilling operations completed this week. The geotech inspector and the contractor will still have to dig down and test areas, previously noted by the industry’s contractor, as having deficient compaction. This includes areas between manhole 7 and 8.
·       On Tuesday we had training on our new camera equipment. This will replace our present camera system we’ve had for 18 years.
·       There were no after-hours call this week.