Around the County . . .

Anderson County Public Works reported the following projects underway across Anderson County:
·       Building and Codes
·       Permits submitted: 17 Single-Family Dwellings, 4 Townhomes, 9 Addition/Renovation; 7 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 2 Demolition; 7 Pool; 9 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 3 Residential Solar
·       12 Commercial Permits Including:
Project Name
Date Received
Date Completed
Days In Review
Big Creek Water & Sewer Office

The Falls at Meehan Amenity Building

Hwy 153 Dental Office Up-Fit

The Bridge Center Up-Fit

Electrical for Jockey Lot – Booth 364

No Plan Review Required
Electrical for Rectifier – Piedmont Natural Gas

No Plan Review Required
HVAC Change-Out

No Plan Review Required
Electrical Service for N&S Partners

No Plan Review Required
Electrical for Rivendell Sign

No Plan Review Required
Fire Alarm for Bosch Building 201
Plumbing for Antonio’s Pizza
Electrical for AT&T

No Plan Review Required

·       8 Mobile Home permits including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
·       Drawings submitted: Facility Improvements for existing business in Piedmont, Honea Path Storage Addition, Fire Alarm for Bosch Building 201, Roof Top Solar for 1016 Dickerson Rd, Roof Top Solar for 150 Trotter Rd, Roof Top Solar for 25 Smith St and various re-submittals

Development Standards

Projects in Review Queue
Date Received
Date Completed
Days in Review
Carolina Tarp

Dolly Cooper Veteran Cemetery

VanTrust Industrial Park
Pending Planning Commission Review & Hearing
First Fleet, Inc.
Pending Planning Commission Review & Hearing
Abbeville County/Honea Path Industrial Park
Anderson Christian School

SC Gun School
Bosch Access Road
Adventure Golf Carts


Fleet Services
·       Opened 199 work orders
·       Closed 173 work orders
·       Fuel Prices: Unleaded: $2.06↑, Diesel $2.21↓
·       Training Division has received an SUV that is in the pre-delivery stage.
·       Weekly Availability:   95.72 %
·       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 world’s first automobile was developed in 1885 by Carl Benz. The top speed of the motor car was less than 10 miles per hour. It had a one cylinder four-stroke engine installed horizontally on a specifically designed chassis. It was known as the Benz Patent Motorwagen.
Roads & Bridges
·       On Call crew received 6 call outs. 4 downed trees, 2 down stop signs.  5 crew members; 88 total hrs.
·       11 open positions and 2 employees on FMLA.
Sign Crew
·       9 open Request, 21 completed Request. Road closure on S. Severn Circle for pipe repair.
Bridge Crew
·       Completed guardrail installation on Scotts Bridge Rd. including seeding and straw.
Asphalt/Driveway Crew
·       Repaired 18 potholes (request [86%]), 7 aprons.
·       3 Crack Seal; Martin Rd. Bridge deck and approaches, Clarendon Dr., Woody Acres Ct.
·       Full Depth Patch; Wren Recycling Facility for Solid Waste Department.
·       Resurfaced 300 ft. at entrance to Brookstone Meadows Subdivision.
·       Paved 6’x60’ apron for Town of Honea Path.
·       2 driveways, 1445 feet ditching, 3 cut-n-run stone for driveway access.
Grading/Culvert Crew
·       Continued work on S. Severn Circle drainage project.
·       Sinkhole repair on Kensington Place.
·       Gravel Road maintenance: Joyo Rd.
Vegetation Crew
·       Mowing season started April 1st.
·       22 tree request received, completed 27 tree task.
·       Mowing operation; section: 1 round 2
·       Mowing operation; section: 2 round 3
·       Mowing operation; section: 3 round 2
·       Mowing operation; section: 4 round 2
·       Mowing operation; section: 5 round 4
·       Mowing operation; section: 6 round 3
·       Mowing operation; section: 7 round 3
·       10 Herbicide task completed
Engineering Crew
·       Completed Pavement Evaluations for 17 Pavement Segments.
·       12 Encroachment Inspections completed, (2 Final Inspections), 2 Locates for Contractors.
·       2 Plan Approval for Encroachment Permit, 10 Investigate Task completed.
·       2 Right of Way Projects (5 Projects, 3 awaiting closing, 1 negotiating, 12 on hold).
·       15 Paving estimates completed. 9 subdivision Inspections.
·       3 Right-of-way Inquiries.
·       1 Special Tax District request for estimate Wilderness Lane (Wilderness Pointe Subdivision).
·       All Rights of Way secured for the Simpson Road Bridge Replacement project.
·       7 County Road Issues completed.
·        3 Encroachment Permits.

Projects in Review Queue
Date Received
Date Completed
Days In Review
Spencer’s Trail Construction Plans
In Progress
Breckenridge Phase 1 Construction Plans


In Progress


Solid Waste
·       A fire broke out at the Starr Landfill on the C&D Cell on July 9, 2019 around 10:30pm. Staff is continuing to monitor and cleanup the area of the fire.
·       Staff repaired the new double 95-gallon roll-cart receptacle at Hurricane Creek Boat Ramp that individuals intentionally backed up into the receptacle damaging it.
·       Roads and Bridges assisted staff by repairing asphalt issues at the Wren Recycling Center. We appreciate their assistance.
·       We have submitted the application to DHEC and it is currently under review on our C&D Cell at the Starr Landfill.
·       Staff completed and submitted the DHEC Quarterly reports for the Solid Waste, Waste Oil, Waste Tire and Viva Recycling Stockpile grants.
·       Staff is working to collect business addresses from Economic Development and Business Licensing for the ReTrac report that is due in September and November. Surveys will be sent out to all businesses and industries in Anderson County.
·       Completed the KAB Governance Report, Great American Cleanup Report and the Community Appearance Index. These are all annual reports required by Keep America Beautiful to remain in Good Standing.
·       Staff has continued to do some cleaning, painting and upgrading signage at the Wren Recycling Center.
·       Staff assisted Meal on Wheels by picking up Trash Barrels from their Lake Hartwell Poker Run.
·       Environmental Enforcement are patrolling some of the County Parks due to litter issues. One resident was charged for littering a Paul’s Landing at Broadway Lake.
·       Environmental Enforcement stopped an individual with an uncovered load. The individual was driving under suspension, carrying a concealed weapon which he had lost his permit due to criminal domestic violence and a warrant for criminal domestic violence. He was arrested and transported by the Sherriff’s Department for the warrant and charged with driving under suspension.
·       Environmental Enforcement educated residents at Agnew Road, Whitefield, King David and Carswell Convenience Centers.
·       Environmental Enforcement investigated an illegal dumping on Lull Water Drive that came back to a 16-year-old juvenile.
·       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.
·       Solid Waste has 2 Full-time vacancies in the department which includes 1 Equipment Operator and 1 Laborer. We also have 3 Part-Time Ambassador vacancies.
·       Did You Know? Tobacco products comprise roughly of 38% of all U.S. roadway litter.
·       Received resubmittal for Liberty Dollar General.
·       Review was conducted for Powertrac (2nd).
·       Permit for Pelzer Solar was terminated.
·       A cease and desist notice was issued to Richard Kay Superstore for failure to properly install and maintain approved stormwater controls.
·       The cease and desist issued to 10 Acres at Highway 187 was lifted.
·       Did you know? Each year 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, stormwater, and industrial waste are dumped into US water
Projects in Review Queue
Date Received
Date Completed
Days In Review
Liberty Dollar General

Longshore Ridge Phase II

NW White Trucking

Piedmont 7-Eleven

River Road Storage

Spencer’s Trail

Wren Woods Major Modification

Town of Iva
·       Running balance $832,648.69.
·       Annual Pretreatment inspection at industry.  Treatment equipment, monitoring equipment, preventive plans, and files were found to be satisfactory.
·       Received and reviewed industry quarterly compliance discharge monitoring report (DMR).  All parameters are reported to be in compliance with the Industrial User Permit as issued.
·       Began writing standard operating procedure (SOP) for the Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) Program.  Once complete this should serve as a reference/checklist in conducting the program.
·       Cut the West Lagoon sewer line in Iva this week. Our beaver trapper removed several beaver dams on this line which allowed some of this area to dry out.
·       A manhole lid and frame was replaced in Powdersville off HWY 153 behind Burger King this week. The manhole was hit by SCDOT mowers and was a safety hazard to vehicle traffic.
·       A manhole at Sekido off Hampton Rd. had to be cleaned this week due to roots.
·       Received final permit to operate for Arthrex Sewer Line.
·       A request for a final permit to operate was issued for Rivermill Phase 2.
·       Reviewed developer question on fees for Falcon’s Landing subdivision.
·       Continued calculations for available capacity in various county pump stations.
·       No changes to any sewer permits in progress.

6&20 WWTP
·       Collected 24-hour composite and grab effluent samples and sent to lab for second monthly parameter tests required by SCDHEC.
·       Cleaned one drying bed and added new sand before draining sludge onto the bed.
Pump Station
·       Pulled pump #2 at Starr on Thursday. The bolts that hold the volute on to the pump had broken and also discovered a bad seal in the pump. Repair parts were ordered and we hope to have the pump back from repair shop by Friday.
·       Cleaned both check valves at Wren Middle School because of trash from the construction of the new school.
·       Staff attended a pre-construction meeting @ T.L.Hanna High School for the construction of the new Visitor Concession Building. The purpose for the meeting was to try and determine where the sewer service would tie in too. Several elevations were shot and recorded by the design engineer for the project. Once we receive the revised drawings our department will review them and make any necessary changes to make sure they comply with our standards for this site.
·       Contractor for Barrington Creek is underway with installing the new infrastructure within the site. So far they have installed approximately 1300’ of pipe and 10 manholes.
·       Did you know? Algae thrives in treated final wastewater effluent this time of year due to warm temps, sunlight and nutrients. Too much algae will consume dissolved oxygen in the effluent and has to be removed to keep the final effluent dissolved oxygen above 2 mg/l before entering the receiving stream. Six and Twenty WWTP tests for dissolved oxygen 5 days a week and maintains approximately 7.5 mg/l of dissolved oxygen in the final effluent daily.
Animal Shelter
We were able to save 80% of the animals in our care this week.
Intakes: 76 (17 owner surrender, 3 return adoptions, 49 from animal control, 7 strays and 0 transferred in).
·       Outcomes: 90 animals adopted, 5 died, 10 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 4 animal was owner requested euthanasia, 12 were returned to their owners and 12 were sent to rescue.
·       Clinic performed 178 spay/neuter surgeries.
·       5 dogs were treated for heartworms
·       Currently 127 large dogs, 12 small dogs, 24 puppies, 61 cats and 64 kittens in the facility.
·       154 animals in the facility and 76 of them are altered (49%)
·       30 animals being held for court.
·       PAWS received $1,467.22 in donations
·       Dr. Sanders was the guest speaker for The Rotary Club meeting.  The Rotary Club is interested in helping fundraise and is very supportive of the shelter.
·       The state wide adoption event PickMeSC was a huge success.  PAWS did a total of 98 adoptions and statewide 1,556 animals found new homes.
·       PAWS’ Iron Man Competition is Saturday at the Civic Center.  Come out 10am-5pm to watch, lift some weights and adopt.