Around the County . . .

Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway:
Animal Shelter
We were able to save 96% of the animals in our care this week.
Intakes:  98 (39 owner surrender, 3 return adoptions, 42 from animal control, 8 strays and 6 transferred in).
Outcomes: 34 animals adopted, 2 died, 2 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 1 animal was owner requested euthanasia, 12 were returned to their owners and 25 were sent to rescue.
Clinic performed 95 spay/neuter surgeries.
There are currently 120 large dogs, 8 small dogs, 6 puppies, 35 cats and 2 kittens in the facility.
There are 7 animals being held for court.
There are 90 animals available for adoption. 54 of those have already been altered (60%).
PAWS received $802.57 cash donations.
April Stats:
o   We were able to save 91% of the animals in our care for the month of April.
o   Intakes:  366 (98 owner surrender, 6 return adoptions, 186 from animal control, 53 strays and 23 transferred in).
o   Outcomes: 177 animals adopted, 9 died, 25 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 26 animals were owner requested euthanasia, 31 were returned to their owners and 72 were sent to rescue.
o   Clinic performed 411 spay/neuter surgeries.
o   PAWS volunteers donated 136 hours of their time to help care for the animals.
o   PAWS received $3,491.79 in cash donations and $1,502.68 in cash for the Dog Park.
Development Standards
Site Plan Review:
o   TTI Product Compliance Testing Center located at 305 Powers Drive.
o   TTI Factory Outlet 1204 Martin Road
o   Palmetto Middle School (Second Review)
o   Wren Middle School (Second Review)
o   West Anderson Water District Pump Station located on Dixon Road.
o   JR’S Sports Bar located on Garren Road, Belton
o   Floodplain Development Permit Presher Road
o   K&K Auto Sales Pelzer Highway
Land Use Permits Approved:
o   Mount Pleasant Enterprise, Pelzer
o   Custom Auto Cars River Road Powdersville
o   Tropical Smoothie Highway 153 Powdersville.
o   Dead Horse Video Liberty Highway
o   Cooley’s Car located at 522 Osteen Hill Road, Piedmont.
o   Prescott, a PD (Planned Development) 203 Friend Street.
o   Northmede, Chimney Hill, Woodglen Blossom Branch Road, Arbor Woods Highway 81, Avendell, Page Drive
o   Vantage at Powdersville
Compliance Issues:
o   Illegal signage Highway 81
o   Vehicle repair off Cheddar Road
o   Mobile Home Park code violation located off of Beaver Dam Road
April Stats:
o   Land Use Permits,180
o   Septic Tank Permits,78
o   Individual Summary Plats, 59
o   Commercial Up-fits, 8
o   Home Based Business, 2
Fleet Services
Opened 197 work orders
Closed 162 work orders
Fuel Prices: Unleaded: $2.14↑, Diesel $2.33↑
Diesel Mechanic position open
·       Weekly Availability:   95.74 %
·       To see a listing of vehicles and equipment being sold visit the Anderson County Website at  click ‘Online Auction’ to view inventory and register.
·       April Stats:
o   Unleaded     46,065 gallons     $100,025.13
o   Diesel           12,806 gallons      $30,307.54
o   Totals                                          $130,332.67
o   Opened work orders – 621
o   Closed work orders – 581
o   Monthly Availability:   95.49 %
Roads & Bridges
o   On Call crew received 0 call outs.
Sign Crew
o   11 open request, completed 27 request. Completed 30 sign task for Engineering Dept. Completed Intersection Improvements on Glenn Ferry Rd. (installing stop bars, rumble strips, and stop ahead signs).
Bridge Crew
o   Building block wall at Starr Complex, started work at Crossing (golf Cart, Brookstone Meadows) on Scotts Bridge Rd. (walls are failing, integrity of shoulders of road in danger).
Asphalt Crew
o   Repaired 20 potholes (request [100%]), 20 driveway aprons, placing asphalt (Binder East side of Bridge on Shiloh Church Rd. Project.
Ditching/Driveway Crew
o   6 driveways, 600 feet ditching.
Grading/Culvert Crew
o   Rebuilding road bed on Shiloh Church Rd. Project, preparing for Asphalt East side of Bridge.
Vegetation Crew
o   Mowing season started April 1st.
o   9 tree request received, completed 11 tree task, 10 Herbicide Task completed.
o   Mowing operation; section: 1 round 1
o   Mowing operation; section: 2 round 2
o   Mowing operation; section: 3 round 1
o   Mowing operation; section: 4 round 1
o   Mowing operation; section: 5 round 2
o   Mowing operation; section: 6 round 1
o   Mowing operation; section: 7 round 1
o   3 Herbicide task completed
Engineering Crew
o   Preparing for next (2nd) Pavement Evaluation group of County Roads. Assessing Sign Inventory data for Quality Assurance-verifying random sign data.
o   Completed first review of Plans for Breckenridge Subdivision, Reviewed road work needed for Northmede Subdivision to be accepted into the County Road system.
o   6 County road issues completed, 11 paving estimates completed.
o   1 Traffic study.
o   2 Subdivision Inspections completed.
o   Pavement Marking Contract started this week, 8 roads have received new Markings.
Solid Waste
·       Solid Waste and Purchasing had a pre-bid meeting with the Labella Engineering and possible contractors for the Whitefield Convenience Center expansion. Bids will be due in on May 23, 2019.
·       Solid Waste Director met with the Anderson Regional Landfill Committee to discuss operations at the landfill.
·       Staff attended the 2019 Spring SWANA Conference in order to earn the required DHEC Landfill Certification for Landfill Managers for operating the Starr C&D Landfill.
·       Staff assisted with hauling 40 yard containers of MSW from the Anderson County Fair to the Anderson Regional Landfill.
·       Hydraulic and electronic repairs were made to compactors at Slabtown, Agnew and Whitefield.
·       Completed recycling and litter prevention presentation for 60 K4 students and 6 teachers at Homeland Park Primary.
·       Delivered supplies for 150 volunteers to Williamston for HOWDY Day.
·       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 inmates for the convenience centers and 4 for the MRF this week due to a shortage of inmates on work detail at the Detention Center.
·       Did You Know? 36% of business development officials say that litter impacts a decision to locate to a community.
·       April Stats:
o   544.93 Recyclable tons, 33.46 E-Waste tons, 36.32 Tire tonnages and 2195 Gallons Waste Oil.
o   Anderson Regional Landfill: 5717.12 tons of municipal Solid Waste at a cost of $136,639.17.
o   Hauling contractor hauled 645 containers from Convenience Centers at a cost of $75,465.00.
·       Starr Landfill Tonnages:
o   Construction & Demolition (2,137.34 C&D) tons {15,229.11 YTD tons}.
o   Land Clearing Debris (1,260.32 LCD) tons {11,188.60 YTD tons}.
o   26,417.71 Total Tons for the Year
·        Environmental Enforcement April Stats:  164 Calls, 27 Warnings, 1 Assisting Another Agency, 21 Clean-Up Orders, 6 Clean-Up Order Citations, 0 Unlawful Dumping, 2 Litter Citations, 1 Uncovered Load Citations, and 2 State Citations. Total Fines requested $7,826.00.
·       The engineering evaluation of the water seep on the backside of Broadway Dam has been completed. The evaluation was required by SCDHEC after an inspection. The evaluation determined a repair was not necessary and recommended staff monitor the area for erosion or increased flows.
·       Received a quote from a vendor for the application of herbicides on Broadway Lake for the control of black willow on the upper third of the lake.
·       Review (1st) was conducted for Wren Woods Subdivision Major Modification 1.
·       Resubmittal received for Paradise Vista Single Family Homes.
·       Another Notice to Comply issued to Pennington Farms subdivision for failure to stabilize the detention basin.
·       Did you know? Stormwater from construction sites can often contain large amounts of sediment. If allowed to enter the MS4 system and waterbodies without proper treatment, sediment can reduce the amount of sunlight reaching aquatic plants, clog fish gills, smother aquatic habitat and spawning areas, and impede navigation.
·       April 2019 Stats:
o   New Applications: 3
o   Resubmittals: 6
o   Reviews: 7
o   Pre-cons: 2
o   Permit Terminations: 2
o   Major modifications approved: 1
o   Inspections: 62 sediment/erosion control, 0 post-construction, 0 county facility & 1 industrial stormwater
o   Running balance $802,708.94
·       ROW
o   The following ROW’s were cut in Powdersville: CAT bus maintenance building line, River Road, Ravenwood and Wall Street at Heritage Trace Apartments.
o   Repaired three manholes.
·       6&20 WWTP
o   Started influent and effluent samplers for 24 hour composite samples. Collected samples and sent to lab for first monthly parameter tests required by SCDHEC.
o   Cleaned one drying bed and filled with wasted sludge from digester.
o   Cleaned and pumped all grease and trash out of wet well at 6&20 pump station to prevent any grease from getting into treatment plant. All restaurant grease traps that discharge to 6&20 WWTP are being checked closely to ensure that they are having them pumped out on a regular basis.
·       Pump Station
o   Pulled pump #1 at East Lagoon and WCI due to long run times, found trash in the impellers. We cleaned out the trash and put pumps back into service.
o   Pulled pump #2 at Foodlion and replaced the impeller, this will help with the long run times. The impeller will also put the pump back to the design flow for the lift station.
o   Tested backflow on water lines for Starr Iva and Electric City Water Department. This test is required by DHEC to be done once a year by a certified Backflow Tester.
o   Read monthly flow meters and water meters for the month of May billing.
·       Locating/Inspections
o   The new gravity sewer for Arthrex has been installed and will be flushed to help insure that there is no debris within the lines and will be checked this week by our staff.  Upon the completion of the testing the proper forms will be submitted to SCDHEC for approval in order for us to obtain a PTO for this new system.
o   Downloaded the data off of the I-tracker flow monitors that have been installed for the Stone Haven I&I study that is being performed. The data has been sent to the engineering firm that is assisting Anderson County with this study to be analyzed.
o   Several employees attended a training seminar/equipment expo in Columbia SC this past week in hopes of finding new technology for locating our underground utilities.
·       After Hour Calls
o   No after-hours calls
·       April Stats:
o   Capacity fees – $243,500
o   Permits – 28
o   Sludge hauled – 13.29 tons
o   811 tickets – 668
o   Inspections – 9
o   ROW – 18,452 feet