Around the County . . .

Around the County . . .
Jun 14 at 10:33 AM
Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects underway around Anderson County:
Building and Codes
·       Permits Submitted: 6 Single-Family Dwellings; 6 Addition/Renovation; 4 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 3 Demolition; 3 Pool; 7 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades; 5 Commercial Permits Including: 8 Mobile Home including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
·       Drawings Submitted: Clemson Grove RV Park Shower House, Retaining Wall for Green Pond Landing, Exterior Renovation to Existing Retail Shop located off Clemson Blvd, The Falls At Meehan Amenity Area in Pendleton, Fire Alarm for The Standard Cremation-Funeral Home located off Pearman Dairy Rd, TTI Direct Tool Factory Outlet Store and various re-submittals
Project Name
Date Received
Date Completed
Days In Review
Caribbean Storage IV
KFC Remodel – Piedmont
Electrical Service for Lights/Irrigation –Streams Way

No Review Required
Comfort Inn & Suites Re-Roof

No Review Required
Electrical Service for Temporary Office – Wren Recycling

No Review Required

Development Standards
Site Plan Review
LaCannon Road Warehouse/Office
7 Eleven Highway 153
Land Use Permits Approved
TTI Product Testing Center-Power Drive
TTI Factory Outlet Martin Road
Hunter Commercial located on Clemson Blvd.
Final Floodplain Development Approval-Lot 44&50 Caledonia
T-Mobile Cellular Expansion Clemson Blvd.
Greenpond Phase II; River’s Edge; Attenborough; Shackleburg Final; Bronson Ridge Phase I
Bufferyard Inspections
Arthrex Industrial Manufacturing Highway 76 Pendleton
Heritage Pediatrics Wren School Road.
Compliance Issues
Illegal signage removed E/W Connector
Fleet Services
·       Opened 231 work orders
·       Closed 181 work orders
·       Fuel Prices: Unleaded: $1.89↓, Diesel $2.09↓
·       Weekly Availability:   93.75 %
·       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? The heart of a Blue Whale is the size of a small car.
Roads & Bridges
·       On Call crew received 12 call outs. 9 downed trees, 1 dead animal, 1 Stop sign, 1 road repair, 5 crew members; 98 total hrs.
Sign Crew
·       10 open request, completed 15 request. Assisted Asphalt Crew (Flagging Traffic) on New Hope Rd.
Bridge Crew
·       Continued work at Crossing (golf Cart, Brookstone Meadows) on Scotts Bridge Rd. (walls failing, integrity of shoulders of road in danger).
Asphalt/Driveway Crew
·       Repaired 45 potholes (request [100%]), 14 driveway aprons, 5 Culverts new/replaced, 4 prepare for apron, 1 Strip Patch, 4 Gravel at Mailbox, 3 Storm Debris removal (assisting Vegetation Crew).
·       10 driveways, 300 feet ditching, 3 remove debris from ditch line.
Grading/Culvert Crew
·       1 Culvert Repair, 1 X-line replace, 1 repaired County owned Property (Facilities) so it can be mowed (maintained).
Vegetation Crew
·       Mowing season started April 1st.
·       41 tree request received, completed 50 tree task.
·       Mowing operation; section: 1 round 2
·       Mowing operation; section: 2 round 2
·       Mowing operation; section: 3 round 2
·       Mowing operation; section: 4 round 2
·       Mowing operation; section: 5 round 3
·       Mowing operation; section: 6 round 2
·       Mowing operation; section: 7 round 2
·       0 Herbicide task completed
Engineering Crew
·       4 Locate for Contractor. Sent out 22 Annual Blanket Permits to Utilities for Encroachment Permits (2019-2020).
·       18 Encroachment Inspections completed, (15 Final Inspections), Request for road numbers for new development- Parkview Glen.
·       4 Paving estimates completed.  1 Plan Approval for Encroachment Permit, 3 Investigate Task completed.
·       1 Subdivision Inspections completed. 5 Encroachment Permits, 6 Right of Way Projects (7 Projects, 5 awaiting closing, 3 negotiating, 12 on hold.)
·       13 Paving estimates completed. 12 subdivision Inspections. 2 Special Tax District Inquiries.
·       3 Right-of-way Inquiries, 7 Right of Way Projects (5 parcels awaiting closing, 12 Parcels on hold, 3 parcels negotiating.)
·       “No Through Trucks“ request for County Council agenda: Ballard Rd. (west of US29), Camelot Forest, Murphy Rd. (South bound lane only), Stoneybrook Rd.

Projects in Review Queue
Date Received
Date Completed
Days In Review
Woodglen Sub. Plat
Woodglen Sub. Traffic Study

·       No Accidents Reported
·       Five safety meetings: Topics-Annual Stormwater Training, Safety Update, Workers Compensation Claims, Tort/Property Claims, National Safety Month, Five Ways to Avoid Injury at Work
·       Facilitating T-M.O.S.T. and Ariel Lift Class
·       Prepared an agenda for the upcoming Upstate SC APWA Branch Meeting
·       Sent invites for upcoming Upstate SC APWA Branch Meeting
Solid Waste
·       There will be a Shred Day on June 22, 2019 at the Balloon Launch Field at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center from 10:00am until 1:00pm.
·       Staff picked up two 40-yard containers from a demolition project on E Street for Leadership Anderson. These were dumped at the Starr C&D Landfill.
·       25 tons of clear glass was sent to Strategic Materials.
·       Labella engineering started the markings for a septic tank and drainage trench at Wren Recycling Center.
·       Environmental Enforcement stopped illegal activity at Haynie Park on Broadway Lake.
·       Environmental Enforcement educated residents on litter prevention and the importance of covering your load at White St and Whitefield Convenience Centers.
·       Environmental Enforcement, with the help of residents, picked up newspapers that were scattered along Hwy 20 in Belton.
·       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?  Littered cigarette butts cause fires. One in Greer, SC on April 2, 2014 caused $1.76 million in damage and displaced four families.
·       Staff presented water quality focused educational materials to children at the Hooked on Fishing event at the Anderson County Library.
·       Vantage Apartments in Powdersville was issued a cease and desist notice due to unmaintained stormwater controls and failure to adequately stabilize disturbed areas resulting in off-site impacts.
·       Staff conducted annual employee stormwater training for the Roads & Bridges, Airport, Facilities, and Fleet Maintenance departments. The City of Belton Combined Utilities’ employees also received training.
·       Staff conducted maintenance on the bio-retention cell at Green Pond Landing.
·       Staff met with the stormwater design professional working on the redevelopment of the parking lot at the intersection of Hwy 81 and Ryobi Dr.
·       Reviews were conducted for Robert Bosch Access Road (2nd) and Breckenridge Subdivision (2nd).
Projects in Review Queue
Date Received
Date Completed
Days In Review
Breckenridge Subdivision
Burger King – Anderson

Burger King – Piedmont

Liberty Dollar General
Robert Bosch, LLC – Access Drive

Town of Iva
·       Running balance $804,863.85.
·       Worked with City of Anderson to obtain an educational video clip about Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG).  This clip demonstrates issues of putting FOG down the drain and when completed will feature both Anderson County and City of Anderson Logos.  This clip can be posted on both City and County websites, Facebook pages, TV Channels, Twitter Accounts, etc. for public outreach.  We would like to have this featured at movie theatres before movies if economically feasible.
·       Ordered signage for Food Service Establishments (FSEs) to post over sinks as part of the FOG Program implementation.
·       Met with a college student studying Environmental Science.  She is interested in doing an internship with us for a few weeks to get experience in wastewater treatment.
·       Mowed the following: Glen Raven, Nutra, SCDOT, Lebanon Elementary School, and the 5 Mile line at the Airport.
·       Inspecting the sewer system in Regency Park Subdivision with our CCTV camera continues this week. We located one manhole that was covered with asphalt, and one section of line that will need to be cleaned due to roots building up in several joints inside the pipe.
·       Raised one manhole on Oxford drive inside Regency Park that was covered by asphalt. We were unaware that this manhole was covered when the street was asphalted several years back.
·       The Sherriff’s office cell tower off Manse Jolly Rd. was mowed this week. This is something we do two or three times per year for them.
·       Grading work was done around the Starr pump station. This area had so much rain this past year that settling spots and pot holes formed making it difficult to cut around.
·       Met with design engineer to discuss Exit 14, 5-Mile phase 3 & 4 and Hurricane Pump Station. Site visit at Hurricane to determine best location for chemical feed system and site visits for 5-Mile to determine impact of construction in several different subdivisions.
6&20 WWTP
·       Collecting 20 hour composite samples this week for toxicity testing. Toxicity results will be in next week. All other parameters are within limits specified by SCDHEC.
·       Worked with Blue Ridge Electric Co-op during a planned power outage for the Piercetown community last weekend. This outage affected the 6&20 treatment plant. Wastewater personnel checked the treatment plant during the power outage to make sure the emergency generator transferred properly. All components worked fine. The power was off for approximately 2.5 hours while Blue Ridge made repairs to a substation.
·       Drained wasted sludge from digester onto 1 drying bed. Cleaned 3 beds this week.
Pump Station
·       Pulled pump #1 at the East Lagoon due to long run times, we cleaned trash out of the impeller and put back into service.
·       Read flow meters for June billing.
·       Fabricated new guide rail brackets for the new pumps at The Lakes. The old brackets would not work with the new pumps because they are bigger.
·       Contractor for Arthrex has completed the pressure testing for the new force main portion that was installed along Highway 76. The purpose for the new segment of pipe was to change the depth of the original force main that was running through the site due to conflicts with the grading plan for this development. Upon completion of the testing the force main was tied back into the original force main and we are now waiting for the PTO from DHEC to be able to relinquish flow back through the force main into the new gravity sewer that was installed.
·       Vacuum testing was performed at Deer Path and Rivermill Phase 2 this week. Both developments passed and now we are waiting on the Design Engineers recorded data of the testing so that we can submit it to SCDHEC for approval.
·       Information from the I-trackers that are in use for our I&I study in Stonehaven subdivision was recorded this week by our personnel to be submitted to the assisting engineering firm for analyzation.
After Hour Calls
·       Power outage at Stonehaven pump Station on 6/8. 2 hrs.
·       Pump #3 fault at 6&20. 2 hrs.
Animal Shelter
Saved 92% of the animals in our care.
Intakes: 144 (45 owner surrender, 4 return adoptions, 54 from animal control, 37 strays and 0 transferred in).
Outcomes:  52 animals adopted, 5 died, 6 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 1 animal was owner requested euthanasia, 5 were returned to their owners and 2 were sent to rescue.
Clinic performed 134 spay/neuter surgeries.
3 dogs were treated for heartworms
Currently 137 large dogs, 20 small dogs, 22 puppies, 100 cats and 48 kittens in the facility.
Currently 186 animals available for adoption and 88 of those animals are altered (47%).
There are 7 animals being held for court.
PAWS received $465.59 in donations
Maddie’s Fund provided Dr. Sanders a scholarship to attend the Best Friends National Conference in Austin, TX.  She will be assisting in the release of a new software program aimed at helping shelters increase their lifesaving capacity.
PAWS assisted in a hoarding case/house fire.  We took in 47 cats, 13 dogs and 6 puppies from one home.
A huge thank you to everyone, especially County Council, Rusty Burns and Seth Riddley for their support this week and for providing a wonderful lunch for the PAWS’ staff.