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Anderson County Public Works reported the following projects underway:

Building and Codes
       Permits submitted: 9 Single-Family Dwellings; 4 Duplex Buildings; 8 Addition/Renovation; 3 Detached Garage/Accessory Building; 4 Demolition; 2 Replacement; 12 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades Including 1 Residential Solar; 7 Commercial Including: The Standard Cremation & Funeral Home, Historical Mule Barn, Carolina Botanical Development Up-Fit, AT&T Powdersville Up-Fit, Electrical Meter Change-out to Warehouse, Panera Bread HVAC Change-out, Electrical for Town of Pendleton for Lighting; 13 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
       Drawings submitted Brannon Street Duplex’s off Briar Lane, Huntington Apartment Building G Fire Restoration, NW White Office Renovation, Cherokee Rd Structural Steel Building for Single-Family Dwelling Sand Various Re-Submittals
       February Stats:
o   New Single-Family & Multi-Family Dwelling permits down 11% Compared to February 2018 (64 to 57)
o   Revenue down 51% Compared to February 2018 ($121,789.60 to $59,684.00)
o   Total of 646 permits/transactions – Down 26% Compared to February 2018 (875): 181 Building, 154 Electrical, 95 Plumbing, 102 HVAC, 64 Mobile Homes, 6 Demolition, 6 Moving, 38 Miscellaneous
Development Standards
       Site Plan Review
o   Patina Storage located on Wellington Lane, Piedmont
o   Taylor Wood Products located on Abbeville Highway, Anderson.
o   Starlight Property Clemson Blvd. Anderson.
       Land and use permits approved
o   Pendleton High School Expansion
o   Verizon Wireless Brookstone-Highway 81
o   Wendy’s Restaurant located on Highway 153
       Grading permits
o   Pendleton High School (Revision)
       Subdivisions
o   Breckenridge, Spencer’s Trail, Hunt Meadows, Rogers Knoll, Parkview AKA (Deer Path), The Groves at Oak Trail
       Compliance issues
o   Illegal signage removed at Old Pendleton Road, Anderson Road, Highway 187 & Whitehall
        February Stats
o   Land Use Permits, 113
o   Septic Tanks Permits, 39
o   Individual Summary Plats, 42
o   Commercial Up-fits, 6
o   Home Based Business, 4
o   Illegal signage removed, 50

Weekly Status Summary Plats Approved 9

Weekly Subdivision Status Sheet
Subdivision Name Breckenridge Spencer’s Trail
Applicant Anderson Incubator, LLC – Thom Craft Crestview Venture, LLC-Phillip Day
TMS#/ Location 198-00-02-016 147-00-04-005,-007,-009
Date Received  2/14/2019 12/11/2018
Reviewed 2/20/2019 12/15/2018
1st Re-Submittal  2/25/2019 1/8/2019
2nd Re-Submittal    1/29/2019
Council District 7 1
School               District 1 5
Intended Development Single Family Single Family
Number of Lots 33 178
Final Preliminary Plat Approved 2/28/2019 2/5/2019
Planning Commission Hearing Date 3/12/2019 3/12/2019
Roads & Bridges
       On call crew received 1 call out; 1 down tree, for a total of 6 hours.
       Sign Crew
o   12 open request, completed 11 request, completed 10 task from Engineering Dept.
       Bridge Crew
o   Worked on Shiloh Church Rd. bridge replacement project.
       Ditching Crew
o   Ditched 905 feet, replaced 18 driveway pipes.
       Asphalt Crew
o   Repaired 42 potholes (request [100%] and proactive), replaced 11 driveway aprons, strip patched 3 x-lines, placed gravel at 14 mailboxes. Repaired West Stewart St. in West Pelzer (requested by Mayor of West Pelzer).
       Grading Crew
o   Replaced x-line culvert on Hattie Rd., re-graveled Van Cir. County Line Rd., and Poore Dr., assisted ditching crew, installed 2 driveway pipes.
       Vegetation Crew
o   Received 20 request and completed 20 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, 75% section 6, 50% completed,
o   Booming operation; section 1, 50% complete with section 4 helping and section 7, 75% complete with section 3 helping in this area.
o   17 tree request, 30 tree task completed (includes clean ups, trimming, and tree removals). 2 open request.
       Engineering Crew
o   Completed pavement evaluations for 8 pavement segments.
o   Checked pile cap elevations and surveyor’s anchor rod staking for Shiloh Church Road bridge project. Rock Springs Dairy Estates Road Improvements contract was sent to Purchasing Dept. to Advertise. Attended pre-construction meeting for C-Funds paving contract.
o   Completed 7 County Rd. issues request, completed 2 Encroachment Inspections (2 final inspections). 1 Plan Approval for Encroachment Permits. 3 Subdivision inspections completed, completed 26 paving estimates. 10 locates for contractors. Completed 8 investigate task.
o   Received 4 Right of Way inquiry, Processed 3 Encroachment Permits, Worked on 6 R/O/W acquisitions (11 in negotiations, 8 awaiting closing, 3 on hold).
o   Performed 21 Bridge Inspections. Reviewed preliminary plat for Spencer’s Trail Subdivision, Review Striping plan for Townville Fire Dept.
o   Prepared letter of Certification of rebar inspection for Green Pond Landing bathroom project, Staff participated in a prototype test with Cartegraph Development Team via WebEx.
       February Stats
o   Work Requests: 439 new; 381 closed; 536 open
o   On-call crew received 22 after-hours call-outs for a total of 148.5 man-hours
o   Encroachments: 20/$1,310.75 (117/$12,627.15)
       One near Miss Reported
       Three safety meetings: Topics-HazCom, Safety Update, Workers Compensation Claims, Tort/ Property Claims, Experience Mods, Training Schedule
       Four First Aid, CPR, AED Classes (SAC)
       Investigate and process Accident Report (SAC)
       February Stats:
o   OSHA Recordable : 0 (YTD: 1)
o   Lost Time: 0 (YTD:2)
o   Near Miss: 4 (YTD: 10)
o   Workers Compensation: $2555
o   Tort/ Property: $34,554
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.
       Assisted Parks and Recreation with the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Eastern Open on March 2, 2019. Staff helped to keep the Greenpond Event Center litter free and handled garbage cans.
       Environmental Enforcement worked another illegal dumping of tires this week on H.I. Taylor Rd. in Williamston. The Detention Center crew did pick up the tires and transported them to the MRF for recycling. Illegal tire dumping is a problem in our county as well as the state. We have been meeting with DHEC to discuss more enforcement and requirements on tire dealers in the future.
       Met with Parks and Facilities to discuss upcoming projects.
       Postcards for the Great Anderson County Cleanup are being printed to distribute at convenience centers and upcoming events.
       Discussed involvement with the Friends of the Park Cleanup Day on April 6th. Will provide cleanup supplies and have an activity for children to participate in.
       Preparing for Walk with the Docs in Honea Path. Will give away recycling and litter prevention information and promotional items to the participants.
       Picked up 23 illegally dumped tires from the Broadway Lake area. Broadway Lake residents picked them up while cleaning up around the lake.
       Picked up 5 bags of litter on Whitehall Ext.
       2 inmates for the convenience centers and 0 for the MRF this week due to a shortage of inmates on work detail at the Detention Center.
       February Stats:
o   572.36 Recyclable tons, 29.5 E-Waste tons, 75.67 Tire tonnages and 2850 Gallons Waste Oil.
o   Anderson Regional Landfill: 6260.62 tons of municipal Solid Waste at a cost of $149,628.82.
o   Hauling contractor hauled 587 containers from Convenience Centers at a cost of $68,679.00.
       Starr Landfill Tonnages:
o   Construction & Demolition (1,803.75 C&D) tons {11,610.67 YTD tons}.
o   Land Clearing Debris (1,139.50 LCD) tons {8,905.28 YTD tons}.
o   20,515.95 Total Tons for the Year
       Environmental Enforcement February Stats:  136 Calls, 7 Warnings, 2 Assisting Another Agency, 28 Clean-Up Orders, 0 Clean-Up Order Citations, 1 Unlawful Dumping, 0 Litter Citations, 0 Uncovered Load Citations, and 0 State Citations. Total Fines requested $500.00
       Reviews were conducted for Residence Inn by Marriott (2nd), Yorkshire Farms (2nd), TTI Product Compliance Test Center (1st), and Palmetto Boat Showroom Expansion (1st).
       Approval issued and pre-con held for Wendy’s New Restaurant – Wall Street.
       Staff from Stormwater and Roads & Bridges attended the SC Association of Stormwater Managers quarterly meeting in Columbia where asset management was the focus.
       Staff member obtained their non-commercial pesticide applicator license.
       February Stats:
o   New Applications: 2
o   Resubmittals: 9
o   Reviews: 6
o   Pre-Cons: 1
o   Terminations: 3
o   Major Modifications: 2
o   Inspections: 61 sediment/erosion control, 0 post-construction, 2 county facility & 0 industrial stormwater

Six & Twenty WWTP
       Received drying bed sludge test results back from the lab this week. All test results are being sent to the Anderson Regional Landfill for the sludge disposal recertification permit. This permit has to be renewed every three years. The Six and Twenty WWTP produces and disposes of approximately 280 tons of dried sludge per year.
       Performed an ammonia test on the effluent this week and noticed that it was higher than normal. The air in aeration #2 was increased to correct the problem. Heavy rain over the weekend is a probable source of the problem. The treatment process has improved and is getting back to normal.
Pump Stations
       Pumped trash/grease out of wet wells at WCI, The Lakes, Hwy. 24, 86#2, 86#3, and Sullivan Hills. The grease and trash that the residents send down the drain will collect in wet wells and sewer line causing problems.
       A draw down test was performed at Gilmer Pump Station to see if the repairs that were made last week to the valve on the force main helped with the flow rate of the pumps. The draw down shows that we have improved the flow rate of the pumps but there are some other adjustments that need to be made.
       Contractor completed installing 11 manholes at the Rivermill Phase II site along with 1897’ of new sewer. Now they’re installing all service laterals for the lots, once this is complete we can proceed with the proper testing for this new infrastructure.
       Inspected Vantage Apartments again after dealing with issues found on the previous inspection pertaining to the new pump station and force main. Only one item is left to complete, we are waiting on the site engineer to give us a drawing to show the contractor the direct course of action needed.
       Met with SCDOT about the placement of a traffic signal due to new sewer being installed near the Arthrex plant. This will benefit and protect both utilities from damage.
       Reviewed information regarding HAZARDOUS WASTE PHARMACEUTICALS & AMENDMENT TO THE NICOTINE LISTING (P075) FINAL RULE. One goal of this rule, specific to wastewater Pretreatment is to eliminate the intentional disposal of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals into the sewer system. Information of interest:
o   Nicotine continues to be a listed, acute hazardous waste with the hazardous waste code P075
o   Other unused formulations of nicotine will still be considered P075 when discarded, including
  E-liquids/e-juices in e-cigarettes, cartridges, or vials
  Legacy pesticides containing nicotine
  Nicotine used in research and manufacturing
       Continue working with an industrial user (I.U.) regarding expansion; i.e. pretreatment regulations and requirements.
       Scheduled a meeting with an industrial user interested in tying onto public sewer.  We will discuss how things should progress such as review of Questionnaire (already submitted), draft I.U. Permit, a pretreatment system, and connection to sewer and finalized I.U. Permit.
       Completed 26 standard details that are ready for distribution to developers and engineers.
       Started work on a developer manual to cover policies and regulations for connecting to Anderson County sewer.
       Discussed development in Powdersville area, approximately 200 lots in three phases.
       Provided design criteria for potential development in Hwy 81 area.
       Met with Engineers to discuss Exit 14 Project. Pump Station site has been identified and will meet with property owner soon to discuss obtaining an easement. Plans are to install Pump Station and Force main which will dump into existing sewer until plant construction can be completed.
       The Town of Iva’s balance is $770,511.83.
After Hour Calls
       We had 7 after hour calls totaling 21 hours of overtime.
       February Stats:
o   Capacity –  $35,100
o   Permits –  10
o   811 tickets –  536
o   Inspections –  19
o   Sludge Hauled –  15.66 ton

Animal Shelter
       PAWS was able to save 94% of the animals in our care this week.
       Intakes:  80 ( 24 owner surrenders, 2 return adoption, 42 from Animal Control, 8 strays and 4 transfer in)
       Outcomes:  56 animals adopted, 0 died, 5 were euthanized for aggression or medical emergencies, 3 owner requested euthanasia, 10 returned to their owners, 35 transferred out to rescue groups
       Clinic performed 139 spay/neuter surgeries
       4 dogs were treated for heartworms
       Currently 120 large dogs, 7 small dogs, 10 puppies, 25 cats and 4 kittens being held in the facility.
       There are 94 animals available for adoption, 84 are spayed/neutered; 89%
       14 animals are being held for court
       PAWS received $315.72 in monetary donations.