Around the County . . .


Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects around Anderson County:
Building and Codes
·       PERMITS SUBMITTED: 6 Single-Family Dwellings; 5 Addition/Renovation Permits; 2 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 3 Demolition; 1 Pool Permit; 14 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 3 Residential Solar; 3 Commercial Including: Brioso Fresh Pasta Up-Fit, Electrical Service to Existing Building, HVAC Change-out; 12 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
·       DRAWINGS SUBMITTED:  Kinert Parks Storage Building located off Fretwell Dr, Sign for Smith Mill Landing Townhomes and Various Re-Submittals
Development Standards
·       Planning Commission met on Tuesday December 11, 2018 and heard the following applications:
o   River’s Edge Subdivision approved by a vote of 4 to 1 with opposition present from the Powdersville area
o   Variance denied for Hunter’s Crossing Subdivision to reduce the building line requirement from 100’ to 55’
o   Variance denied for Green Pond Phase II to allow for multiple duplexes on a single parcel of land.
·       Board of Zoning Appeals met on Thursday December 13, 2018 and approved the following variances:
o   Setback reduction for Keasler Circle/Highway 187 for the construction of a new church.
o   Setback reduction for Mize Road, Belton
o   Setback reduction for 10 & 100 Q Street, Anderson
o   Variance granted for McDonald’s to allow for additional wall signage/Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson
o   Setback reduction for Jackson Road, Anderson
o   All variances were approved by a vote of 5 to 0 with no opposition.
o   TTI Bridge Hydrology/Cross Section Review
o   Wendy’s Restaurant, 2nd Review-Floodplain and Wetland Delineation Powdersville
o   Transcontinental Pipeline improvements up-fit (internal only)
o   Starbucks Powdersville-Final Review
o   Powdersville Water District-New Water Tower Highway 81
o   Sullivan’s Hills, a PD (Planned Development) Lots 75, 79 & 81
o   Colony Mobile Home Park Commercial Display located on Leman’s Drive
o   St. Andrew Townhome Development-Old Williamston Road
o   Southern Current-Pelzer Solar Site
o   Q-Trip Piedmont
o   Dominion Assisted Living Highway 81 Anderson
o   The Preserve @ Covered Bridge, a PD (Planned Development) will require rezoning for amendment change
o   Northmede Subdivision
o   Caledonia Phase V
o   Commercial Container located at Deerfield Subdivision
o   Illegal dog kennel located on Windmill Trail, Anderson
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.
Roads & Bridges
·       Vegetation Crew used boom mowers to trim back right-of-way throughout County; completed dead tree removal requests on Jackson Road, Jarrett Road, Arnold Road, Rainbow Road, George Merck Road, Hix Road, and Old Gantt Mill Road.
·       Bridge Crew continued work on Shiloh Church Road West Bridge Replacement Project.
·       Asphalt Crew completed driveway apron and pothole requests.
·       Ditching and Pipe Crews performed routine ditch maintenance and completed driveway pipe requests.
·       Grading Crews continued work on Lester Ashley Road drainage request.
·       Sign Shop Crews performed routine maintenance on road signs.
·       The on-call crew received 19 after-hours call-outs for a total of 96 man-hours: trees, road flooding, and sanding.
·       Employee of the Month Wesley Jones for rescuing a dog from the porch of a house that was burning down. Congratulation Wesley Jones.
Solid Waste
·       We will be running 2 new ads on 105.5 The Roar to encourage recycling over the holidays. These ads specifically encouraged cardboard and cooking oil recycling and are funded by the DHEC Waste Tire Grant.
·       DHEC inspected the Starr Landfill Class II cell on December 7, 2018. Everything was found to meet or exceed regulatory requirements. I would like to commend the Starr Landfill staff for their hard work to receive a good inspection especially with the heavy rains that we have had recently.
·       Staff was clearing ice off the operational areas of the convenience centers on December 10, 2018 due to Winter Storm Diego. The Slabtown Convenience Center, Wren Recycling Site, and the Powdersville Site were hit the worst due to their areas being hit hardest by the storm.
·       Routine hydraulic maintenance was done on compactors at the Manse Jolly Road, King David, Craytonville and Friendship Convenience Centers. New pressure switch put on the compactor at the Whitefield Site.
·       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.
·       Did You Know? Anderson County is one of a few counties in South Carolina that still recycle clear, greenand brown glass bottles.
·       Staff has adjusted the spillway gates at Broadway Lake several times as a result of last weekend’s rain and in anticipation of another rain event this weekend.
·       Received new application for Wendy’s Restaurant- Wall Street.
·       Review (1st) was conducted for New Prospect Church Road.
·       The Town of Iva’s running balance is $767,241.51
·       Collected second monthly samples for Effluent parameter testing this week. These tests are required by SCDHEC. All test results from last week were within limits.
·       Drained digester onto 1 bed and cleaned 1 drying bed. The wet weather is still affecting the drying time on the beds.
·       An onsite meeting was held for the 5 Mile Project to discuss the final items pending for the project. Upon completion Anderson County will take ownership of the operations and maintenance for the newly installed sewer collection system.
·       ROW crew cut several trees on Clemson Blvd. in Sandy Springs. The trees were blocking access to two of our manholes.
·       We raised a manhole on the Broadview Line; the cover was off so we bolted it down to prevent it happening again.
·       We will decommission an old out-house at Mt. Bethel walking track.
·       Pump #2 at Hurricane Creek came back from the repair shop this week, it was put back in service and we returned the one that was rented during repair.
·       Repaired pump #1 at Stonehaven, we found a broken bolt that holds the impeller onto the shaft.
·       We inspected all 140 air release valves on our force-main for this month.