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Anderson County Public Works Department reported the following projects:

Building and Codes  Our staff participated in the Active Shooter Training that was conducted by the Sheriff’s Department. Bringing awareness to our staff if faced with this situation will help us both individually and collectively.  Permits Submitted: 23 Single-Family Dwellings; 3 Addition/Renovation; 3 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 11 Demolition; 5 Pool; 30 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 2 Residential Solar; 2 Replacement; 6 Commercial Permits Including: Project Name Date Received Date Completed Days In Review Clemson RV Park – Shower House 6/11/19 7/18/19 5 C&L Warehouse Addition 6/18/19 7/22/19 6 Swamp Fox Distillery – New Boiler Approved with Original Submittal Tipsy Tavern – New Gas Line No Plan Review Required Anderson County Airport Terminal – Gas Piping to Generator No Plan Review Required TTI Test Center 3/21/19 7/18/19 5

 9 Mobile Home permits including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.  Drawings submitted: Adventure Golf Cart located in Piedmont, Brownstone Wedding Venue located in Pendleton, Carriage Hill Subdivision Entrance Sign, TP Enterprises – Krawl Off Road Electrical located off Hwy 24, 101 Bean Mill Way Residential Solar, 1020 Country View Rd Residential Solar, 3105 Shady Grove Church Rd Residential Solar and various re-submittals

Development Standards Land Use Permits Approved:  Wren Middle School Subdivisions:  Three Bridges  James Lake  Maxcy Road Development  Shadowcreek  Ivey Acre RV Park Phase IV
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Fleet Services  Opened 158 work orders  Closed 124 work orders  Fuel Prices: Unleaded: $1.93↓, Diesel $2.15↓  Sheriff’s Office has (3) SUV’s that are in the pre-delivery stages  Weekly Availability: 96.14 %  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? In 1908, the Model T developed by Henry Ford became the first car available. This was a low-cost car. It cost around $850 in 1908 and $260 in 1925 (the reduction in the cost of the car was mainly because of the invention of the assembly line).

Roads & Bridges  On Call crew received 4 call outs. 4 downed trees, 4 crew members; 20.5 total hrs.  11 open positions and 2 employees on FMLA. Sign Crew  10 open Request, 19 completed Request. Assisted Vegetation Crew with traffic control on Camson Rd. Emergency Road Closure on Abercrombie Rd. (gas line leak). Bridge Crew  Completed guardrail replacement (50’) on Breazeale Rd. Repaired wash out (erosion) behind guardrail on Stevenson Rd. Asphalt/Driveway Crew  Repaired 10 potholes (request [88%]), 18 aprons.  Aprons install/repair 18  Driveway culverts new/replaced 10  Full depth Patch Hembree Rd. and Craft Rd. Strip patch Fennel Rd. (at newly replaced x-line)  Road Edge work 4, Shamrock Ln., Sitton Hill Rd., Clement Rd., and Quest Cir.
Projects in Review Queue Date Received Date Completed Days in Review
Dollar General Retail Store 6/19/2019 35 Dolly Cooper Veteran Cemetery Expansion 7/11/2019 7/23/2019 5
VanTrust Industrial Park 7/11/2019
Pending Planning Commission Review & Hearing
First Fleet, Inc. 7/11/2019
Pending Planning Commission Review & Hearing
Carolina Auto Auction 7/23/2019 3 Burger King-Grading Permit 4/8/2019 60 Outback Steakhouse Expansion 7/23/2019 1 Ivey Acres RV Park 7/23/2019 1 Adventure Golf Carts 7/17/2019 7

Ditching  3 new/replace driveway culverts  1 remove apron and prep for new  1 driveway access repair  Completed 650 feet of ditching. Grading/Culvert Crew  Continued work on S. Severn Circle drainage project.  Bust Beaver dam and repair shoulder on Camson 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 3  Mowing operation; section: 4 round 2  Mowing operation; section: 5 round 4  Mowing operation; section: 6 round 3  Mowing operation; section: 7 round 3  16 Herbicide task completed  36 tree request, 29 tree task completed. Engineering Crew  Completed Pavement Evaluations for 13 Pavement Segments.  11 Encroachment Inspections completed, (3 Final Inspections), 7 Locates for Contractors.  3 Plan Approval for Encroachment Permit, 10 Investigate Task completed.  2 Right of Way Projects (5 Projects, 3 awaiting closing, 12 on hold).  14 Paving estimates completed. 10 subdivision Inspections.  2 Right-of-way Inquiries.  7 Traffic Studies  6 Encroachment Permits.  5 County Road Issues completed.

Safety  Two Near Miss accidents reported  Two safety meetings: Topics-Heat Stress, Safety Update, Workers Compensation Claims, Tort/Property, Vacation Safety  County Wide Safety Meeting: Topics-New Member Responsibility, Performing Safety Inspections, Old Business, Today’s Inspection, Issued Assignments  Determined Manager and Department of the Year for 2018/2019.

Projects in Review Queue Date Received Date Completed Days In Review Spencer’s Trail Construction Plans 7-1-19 In Progress 24 Breckenridge Phase 1 Construction Plans

Solid Waste  Staff is continuing to monitor the area of the fire at the Starr Landfill. We are also cleaning out all stormwater ponds and replacing rip rap around the outflow areas as required by DHEC.  We will begin taking out the old baler at the Anderson Regional MRF on Monday (July 29, 2019) and installing the new Harris Baler on July 31, 2019.  Staff met with Labella Engineering at the Starr Landfill and Whitefield Convenience Center to discuss upcoming expansions of the C&D and LCD at the Landfill and the Whitefield Convenience Center.  The Belk Company was awarded the Whitefield expansion project. There will be a preconstruction meeting on July 31, 2019.  The old asphalt area at the Wren Recycling Center was sealed this week. We are waiting for delivery of the ambassador’s building, installation of the septic tank and recycle compactor to complete the project.  Solid Waste Director attended the town hall meeting for Belton-Honea Path at the Anderson School District Two Board Room for the discussion of a road fee.  Provided supplies for KACB Board Members to complete a cleanup in the Belton Town Square. They had 10 volunteers collect 12 bags of litter.  Received addresses for the ReTrac Recycling Report that is required by DHEC each year. We will have the letters and surveys printed and sent out to all the businesses and industries within Anderson County.  KACB is preparing for the Broadway Lake Family Day on August 10th and the Williamston Spring Water Festival on August 24th.  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 3 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 4 Part-Time Ambassador vacancies.  Did You Know? According to a recent study by the Ocean Conversancy, the Top Ten Most Collected Litter Items on the Beach are cigarette butts, plastic bottles, food wrappers, plastic bottle caps, straws, plastic bags, glass bottles, plastic grocery bags, metal bottle caps and plastic lids.

Stormwater  Issued Stop Work Orders with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office on 2 sites in Powdersville owned by Harold Brock for conducting land disturbing activity without a permit. SCDHEC is conducting enforcement actions on both sites.  Investigated a large sink hole behind the old McCants School with City of Anderson, Facilities, and Roads & Bridges staff. Roads & Bridges will bring in a track hoe to explore the cause of the hole further, and possibly repair storm pipe and fill the hole.  Received resubmittal for Powertrac.  Reviews were issued for Longshore Ridge (1st) and Spencer’s Trails (1st) Subdivisions.  Did you know? This week, the American Society of Civil Engineers announced that it will include Stormwater in the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card. 
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Projects in Review Queue
Date Received Date Completed Days In Review
Adventure Golf Carts 7/17/19 Carolina Tarp 7/2/19 Liberty Dollar General 7/10/19

Longshore Ridge Phase II 6/28/19 7/25/19 20 NW White Trucking 7/5/19 Piedmont 7-Eleven 7/5/19 Powertrac 7/24/19 River Road Storage 7/5/19

Wastewater Town of Iva  Running balance $832,648.69. Last payment received on July 16th. Pretreatment  Completed Pretreatment Semi-Annual Report to be submitted to SCDHEC. This report summarizes activities during the previous six months as relates to industrial environmental reports, inspections, sampling, permitting, etc.  Prepared list of pollutants required to be analyzed as a part of the POTW annual sample and analysis of each industry. This was provided to the contract lab that will collect the samples, conduct the analyses and report to Anderson County Pretreatment personnel.  Reviewed the 6&20 June DMR prior to submittal. All parameters were in compliance.  Met with Contract Lab personnel to discuss a response letter to SCHDEC and proactive measures in running the treatment plant; i.e. in house lab testing and record keeping. We also discussed the files that will need to be on site for SCDHEC inspections. ROW  The Westwind line near the Airport, and the 6&20 line off Shackleburg was cut this week. The 6&20 line had dried up enough to get an extra 300 feet further than we have gotten the last several years. Our beaver trapper has been a huge help in keeping the beaver dams cleared to allow these areas to dry up.  Several taps (34-38) in the Drakesfield Subdivision had to be located for contractors this week.  One load of Rip Rap was hauled to Carolina Auto Auction and placed around a manhole that had eroded on one side. The ditch was repaired by SCDOT that caused the erosion to start.  A manhole was repaired at the corner of Evergreen and 81, this manhole was hit by mowers. Engineering  Attended Anderson County ReWa coordination meeting.  Assembled list of allocated capacities for Hurricane Creek.  Continued available capacity calculations for pump stations.  Discussed proposed development in Hwy 24 area. 6&20 WWTP  All parameter testing required by SCDHEC is within the required limits for the month of July. The reportable toxicity test that was performed first of July passed and no toxicity was detected. Locating/Inspections  Met with Contractor at the Airport for a partial inspection on the new service being installed for the new terminal building.

Pump Station  Replaced pump #2 at Starr, this is the biggest pump in our system at 250 hp. The parts for the pump and the repairs were completed within one week.  Changed out 6 radios on our Mission Alarm System due to updates. These radios are upgrade by Mission Alarm for free as part of the contract.  Completed monthly inspection of Air Release Valves. After Hour Calls  AC Power loss at Santens, Low Level alarm at Blythwood, AC Power loss at Moores Mill and AC Power loss at Linwa for a total of 27.5 hours.