Around the County . . .


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

Building and Codes
·       PERMITS SUBMITTED: 24 Single-Family Dwellings; 5 Addition/Renovation; 2 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 5 Demolition; 1 Pool Permit; 1 Renewal; 11 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 2 Residential Solar; 5 Commercial Including: New Dollar General off Dobbins Bridge Rd, Interior Renovation for NTB Anderson, Burger King Remodel, Sign for Vantage Apartment, McCurley Auto Electrical Upgrade; 11 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
·       DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: John Rochester Building Remodel off 29 South, Verizon Wireless Cell Tower off of Abercrombie Rd in Honea Path and Various Re-Submittals
·       November Stats:
o   New Single-Family & Multi-Family Dwelling permits up 42% Compared to November 2017 (31 to 44)
o   Revenue down 37% Compared to November 2017 ($99,471.80 to $62,349.20)
o   Total of 699 permits/transactions – Down 3% Compared to November 2017 (724): 165 Building, 160 Electrical, 101 Plumbing, 117 HVAC, 56 Mobile Homes, 38 Demolition, 12 Moving, 50 Miscellaneous
Development Standards
§  TTI Floodplain Development Permit for Bridge
§  Floodplain Development Permit for Sweet Farm Estates, Lots #24, 26, & 29
§  Floodplain Development Final Review 430 Holiday Street
§  Wendy’s Restaurant located on Highway 153
§  Proposed Dental Office located on Highway 153
§  Proposed Retail Office located on Highway 153
§  Children’s Medical Center located on Highway 153
§  Anderson School District 4 Expansion-Highway 76
§  A & M Family Auto located on West Shockley Ferry Road
§  Kenneth Burger Warehouse Expansion
§  Benton Park; Sweet Farm Estates; Bronson Ridge Phase I Letter of Credit; Northmede; Grove at Oak Trail; Spencer Trail (Traffic Study)
·       November Stats:
o   Land Use Permits, 113
o   Septic Tank Permits, 39
o   Individual Summary Plats, 65
o   Subdivisions, 6
o   Commercial Up-fits,
o   Bufferyard, 6
o   Home Based Business, 4
o   Grading Permits, 8
o   Compliance issues, 4
Fleet Services
·       To see a listing of vehicles and equipment being sold visit the Anderson County Website at  click ‘Online Auction’ to view inventory and register.
·       Did you know?  Temperature changes outside affect your tire pressure. If it gets up to 45 degrees by day and drops to 15 degrees at night, your tire pressure will vary 3 PSI, not counting normal air loss. This is why it’s not unusual to have the low-pressure indicator light go on first thing in the morning, since it’s usually coldest overnight.
Roads & Bridges
·       Vegetation Crew used boom mowers to trim back right-of-way throughout County; completed dead tree removal request on Smoak Drive, Old Green Pond Road, and Erwin Circle.
·       Bridge Crew continued work at Shiloh Church Road West Bridge Replacement Project and assisted grading crew on Riddle Road Project.
·       Asphalt Crew completed driveway apron and pothole requests, strip-patched over cross-line on Old Williamston Road, and full-depth patched on Riddle Road.
·       Ditching and Pipe Crews performed routine ditch maintenance and completed driveway pipe requests; assisted Town of Honea Path with wash-out, ditching, and driveway aprons.
o   Towns submit requests to the County for assistance and provide reimbursement through funds appropriated by County Council. The County often has more equipment and labor to solve problems quickly.
·       Grading Crews continued the project on Riddle Road; performed gravel road maintenance; replaced cross-line, and driveway pipe on Reece Haynie Road.
·       Reviewed the traffic impact studies for Spencer’s Trail and Grove at Oak Trail Subdivision.
·       Reviewed the conceptual plan for a development to Cox Road and Highway 29.
·       The on-call crew received 3 after-hours call-outs for a total of 17 man-hours: all trees.
·       November Stats:
Solid Waste
·       Staff participated in the City of Anderson Christmas Parade on Dec. 2, 2018. Our theme was recycling.
·       The Anderson County Detention Center picked up 1117 bags of litter and 190 waste tires in November 2018. They covered 26.6 miles.
·       Environmental Enforcement caught individuals this week illegally dumping trash on Eastwood St. and Horseshoe Rd. Both individuals were fined $1,087.50.
·       Staff installed some new trash cans at some parts of the East West Connector and Greenpond Event Center.
·       Anti-Litter Artwork was received and voted on. 13 winners have been chosen for their artwork to be featured in the KACB Calendar and displayed at the Anderson Arts Center during Youth Art Month in February.
·       We have 2 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.
·       November Stats:
o   534.68 Recyclable tons, 41.66 E-Waste tons, 127.55 Tire tonnages and 2691 Gallons Waste Oil.
o   Anderson Regional Landfill: 5854.85 tons of municipal Solid Waste at a cost of $139,930.92.
o   Hauling contractor hauled 607 containers from Convenience Centers at a cost of $71,019.00.
·       Starr Landfill Tonnages:
o   Construction & Demolition (1,649.84 C&D) tons {6,627.14 YTD tons}.
o   Land Clearing Debris (1,191.99 LCD) tons {5,488.46 YTD tons}.
o   12,115.60 Total Tons for the Year
·        Environmental Enforcement November Stats:  136 Calls, 19 Warnings, 2 Assisting Another Agency, 13 Clean-Up Orders, 2 Clean-Up Order Citations, 1 Unlawful Dumping, 0 Litter Citations, 1 Uncovered Load Citations, and 2 State Citations. Total Fines requested $3,620.00.
·       Did You Know? The type of glass used to make dishes does not melt at the same temperature as glass bottles, so it is not processed as a recyclable.
·       The spillway gates at Broadway Lake dam had to be adjusted several times throughout the week due to last weekend’s rain.
·       Manager submitted comments to SCDHEC about the Draft 2018 303(d) List currently on public notice. The 303(d) list is a list of water bodies in the state that have not meet water quality standards based on SCDHEC testing. Comments were submitted related to the proposed listing of 2 sites on Broadway Lake for pH and Chlorophyll A.
·       Staff attended the Joint APWA/ASCE Upstate Branch 4th Annual Conference at the City of Greenville Public Works Facility.
·       Received resubmittal for Taylor Wood Mulch.
·       November Stats:
o   New Applications: 4
o   Resubmittals: 3
o   Reviews: 7
o   Pre-Cons/Approvals: 4
o   Terminations: 3
o   Major Modifications Approved: 1
o   Inspections: 57 sediment/erosion control,  0 post-construction, 6 county facility & 1 industrial stormwater
·       Staff met with contractor who is installing sewer service to the new Gas Station on Hwy 153 to discuss tie in location.
·       Met with contractor at the new Tri County Tech building on Chapmen Road to discuss raising a manhole to new elevation due to site grading.
·       Anderson County Personnel attended a meeting that was held by Arthrex to discuss progress on the issues with the installation of the new sewer for the site. Pump and haul may be implemented if there is a delay in completing project.
·       The mowing crew from Roads & Bridges cut seven trees on our sewer line ROW that needed to be removed because they were impacting our sewer lines.
·       The pump station crew replaced a rotating assembly at Hembree Creek with a spare; this was done because the impeller was broken. We had a spare impeller in stock, and sent the assembly to the repair shop to test the seal and install a new impeller.
·       The pump station crew pulled pump at Stonehaven Pump Station because it wasn’t pumping. The bolt holding the impeller on was broken in the shaft, if this cannot be repaired on site we will send it out for repair.
·       The pump station crew pulled a pump at the East Lagoon Lift Station because of long run times, due to trash being in the impeller, once cleaned we put it back into service.

Animal Shelter
·       INTAKES:  99 (19 owner surrenders, 5 return adoption, 50 from Animal Control, 22 strays and 3 transfer in)
·       OUTCOMES:  58 animals adopted, 6 died, 14 were euthanized for aggression or medical emergencies, 5 owner requested euthanasia, 16 returned to their owners, 17 transferred out to rescue groups
·       Clinic performed 107 spay/neuter surgeries
·       Currently 138 large dogs, 10 small dogs, 16 puppies, 47 cats and 37 kittens being held in the facility
·       There are 148 animals available for adoption, of those 64 are spayed/neutered; 43%
·       8 animals being held for court
·       PAWS received $382.05 in monetary donations and $170.00 for the Dog Park
·       Dr. Sanders presented a Maddie’s Fund Webinar called 90% in 90 days.  The webinar covered how PAWS was able to go from saving less than 50% of the animals to saving over 90% of the animals in 90 days.