Around the County . . .


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

Building and Codes
       Various staff met with TTI Representatives, including the General Contractor, to discuss equipment deliveries and how this will impact inspections. Equipment installation will be coordinated with all applicable future inspections, including the Fire Marshal’s Office.
       PERMITS SUBMITTED: 14 Single-Family Dwellings; 2 Addition/Renovation; 4 Detached Garage/Accessory Building; 1 Demolition; 1 Replacement; 11 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades Including 2 Residential Solar; 10 Commercial including: Meadow Run Apartments Repair, Starbucks Coffee Up-Fit, Monument Sign for Electrolux, 2 Directional Signs for Electrolux, 2 Electrical Permits for Charter Communication, Electrical for Westinghouse Lift Station, ACE Solar Farm, New Telecommunication Tower for Black Farm; 13 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
       DRAWINGS SUBMITTED:  Industrial Storage Building for Carolina Botanical Development located off Preamble Rd, Heat Restaurant Remodel located off Anderson Rd and Various Re-Submittals
Development Standards
o   FAA Submittal for 195’ tower located on Highway 81N. Anderson.
o   Commercial Greenhouse located at 2045 Highway 76 Pendleton.
o   Palmetto Boat Showroom Expansion located on Country Manor Road, Piedmont.
o   BP Highway 153 Revision
o   Verizon Wireless Tower Expansion located at 630 Lawrence Beatty Road, Anderson.
o   Commercial Up-fit to restaurant 3501 Clemson Blvd. Anderson.
o   Floodplain Development Permit for 1827 Rainey Road, Starr.
o   Whitefield Convenience Center located on Highway 29
o   Verizon Wireless Expansion located at 103 Old Denver Road, Anderson.
o   Temple Baptist Church Office, Classrooms & Storage located at 99 Roush Street, Anderson.
o   GT Legacy Warehouse located on Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson.
o   Wendy’s Powdersville.
o   Whitefield Convenience Center Expansion located Highway 29
o   Avendell; Chateau Woods; Josie Creek; Midway Road Properties; Springfield Villas
o   Junk & wrecked vehicles-S. Main Street, Anderson.
o   Illegal signage, Cheddar Community & Watson Village
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
       On call crew received 2 call outs; 1- low hanging limb, 1-tree in road. Using 4 employees for a total of 5 hours.
       SIGN CREW-total of 30 request, 19 completed.
o   Assisted Grading/Culvert Crew and Engineering Department with flagging operations.
o   Completed 52 task (sign issues) for Engineering Department
       BRIDGE CREW- Continue working on Shiloh Church Rd Bridge replacement and replaced 25 feet of guardrail on Pineland Meadow Rd. Bridge.
       DITCHING CREW- Ditched 200 feet, replaced 11 driveway pipes and replaced 1 catch basin lid.
       ASPHALT CREW- repaired 26 potholes, replaced 10 driveway aprons, strip patched Holiday St. and Randall Rd. where culverts had been replaced.
       GRADING CREW-Re-graveled Cassena Dr. replaced x-line on Randall Rd. and completed culvert repair on 6 roads.
       VEGETATION CREW-received 10 request and completed 10 request for tree removal.
o   Booming operation; sections 3 and 4 are 100% completed
o   Booming operation; section 5, 75% completed
o   Booming operation; sections 2 and 6 are 50% completed
o   Booming operation; section 1, 25% and section 7, 50% completed
o    Completed 5 Bridge inspections and 24 pavement segments inspections
o   7 Encroachment Inspections were completed, 7 road issues were completed, 4 Plan approvals for Encroachment Permits were completed, 2 Subdivision Inspections were completed, 6 Paving Estimates completed, 9 Railroad Inspections completed, 4 Damage claims were filed for potholes.
o   Submitted Encroachment Permit to SCDOT for “Welcome to Anderson sign“, exit 4 ramp, I 85.
o   Performed 9 Bridge Inspections.
o   Received 7 R/O/W inquiries, Received and processed 18 Encroachment Permits, 260 feet of County Maintained roadway was annexed into the Town of Belton (Blake Dairy Rd)
o   Completed pavement evaluation for 7 pavement segments, Reviewed SCDOT bridge inspection reports.
o   Reviewed Traffic study for Scotts Bridge Rd.
o   Coordinated traffic signal loop detector replacement for paving contract with SCDOT and City of Anderson.
o   Reviewed 2018-2019 Paving Contract documents
       Did you know?  The first ever recorded use of Stop signs was in Detroit, Michigan, in 1915, and they were originally yellow with black lettering.

Solid Waste
       The Great Anderson County Cleanup will be on April 13, 2019. The Kickoff for the event will be on April 8, 2019 at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center at 6:00pm.
       The DHEC Waste Tire Sustainability Coalition met on Feb. 6, 2018. DHEC met with Counties, private industry and SCDOT to discuss SCDOT’s uses for rubberized products from tires.
       The Starr Landfill Class Two Landfill was inspected by DHEC on Feb. 8, 2019. The landfill met or exceeded all regulatory requirements during the inspection.
       Picked up 16 illegal signs on Amity Road and Highway 29 North.
       Environmental Enforcement found a stolen vehicle on Middleton Road.
       Environmental Enforcement is working 3 properties on Julian Dr. due to open storage, trash and untagged vehicles.
       Completed a recycling and litter prevention presentation as part of the WOW Jr (What’s in Our Waters) program at Townville Elementary. There were 40 students and 4 teachers present.
       The art for the Anti-Litter Art Contest has been labeled and matted for the Youth Art Month display at the Anderson Arts Center. Art will be displayed from February 24th until March 14th.
       New Adopt-a-Spot recruited for Hammond School Road.
       Completed the Palmetto Pride Wrap-Up Report for our 2018 grant and submitted it.
       Staff continues to work to recruit Adopt-A-Spot groups to help clean up the littered roads and areas in our county. We have 75 active Adopt-A-Spot groups.
       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.
       A resident reported several sink holes around underground storm pipes in Gilmer Estates off Whitehall Road. Extensive pipe replacement is needed to properly address the problem. Stone has been placed in the holes as a temporary safety measure.
       Staff met with Duke Energy and SCDHEC representatives to discuss permitting issues related to upcoming construction projects at the Lee Steam Station.
       Received resubmittal for Upstate Industrial Lot 16 Spec Building major modification.
       Review (1st) was conducted for Upstate Industrial Lot 16 Spec Building major modification.
       Anderson Storage Beltline’s permit was terminated.
       Cease and desist issued to Green Pond – Phase II for land disturbing activity without a permit.
       Cease and desist notices were issued to several lots disturbed in Avendell subdivision with no stormwater controls in place.
       Collected sludge samples from the drying beds and sent to the lab to run tests that are required by the landfill for our disposal permit. Results should be in next week.
       The ROW crew inspected a section of (DIP) Ductile Iron Pipe that was installed at the TTI industrial park. The section of pipe was installed under the roadway during construction of a new bridge. We inspected four joints using the CCTV equipment, and they were all acceptable with no obstructions. This section of pipe will have more than 10 feet of fill on top of it when the bridge is finished.
       We assisted the Locate crew with spot digging the Hurricane Creek and Hembree Creek force mains on Phil Watson Rd. so a contractor can bore under Phil Watson Rd. which is in close proximity to both of these high flow force- mains this week. It was imperative that we see for sure where these lines are and not trust an above ground located mark.

Animal Shelter

PAWS was able to save 89% of the animals in our care this week.
       INTAKES:  106 ( 16 owner surrenders, 1 return adoption, 65 from Animal Control, 8 strays and 16 transfer in)
       OUTCOMES:  46 animals adopted, 2 died, 10 were euthanized for aggression or medical emergencies, 4 owner requested euthanasia, 12 returned to their owners, 6 transferred out to rescue groups, 52 diversions
       Clinic performed 137 spay/neuter surgeries
       12 dogs were treated for heartworms.
       Currently 117 large dogs, 9 small dogs, 20 puppies, 17 cats and 8 kittens being held in the facility.
       There are 118 animals available for adoption, 85 are spayed/neutered; 72%
       4 animals being held for court
       PAWS received $1,104.38 in monetary donations.
       Cheyenne Mulkey, the rescue coordinator was awarded a grant to attend the Maddie’s Fund Foster Program in Charleston.
       Calhoun Academy of the Arts brought students from 3rd and 4th grade to read to the dogs.  Last year this program engaged students and brought their reading up 2 levels.

Sumter County Humane Society visited PAWS looking for assistance in building and operating a new facility.  We look forward to working together to save lives.
       PAWS attended the Camp Bow Wow Grand Opening in Powdersville.  They are huge supporters of the shelter and we look forward to working with them to get our dogs adopted.
       Thank you to Building and Grounds for having our floors cleaned.
       Did you know?  Elephants are the only animal that cannot jump.

Public Works Weekly 19-02-15.pdf