Anderson County Public Works reported the following projects underway this week:
Building and Codes • 20 Single-Family Dwellings • 6 Addition/Renovation Permit • 6 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings • 2 Swimming Pools • 5 Demolition Permits • 3 Permits issued for Electrical and HVAC Upgrades • 2 Replacement Permits • 7 Commercial Permits Including:
Honea Path Storage
Polymed Modular Office
Up-Fit to VIP Nails and Spa
Parkside Pediatrics Up-Fit
Superior Band – Electrical Service Upgrade
HVAC Replacement – Walgreens
No Plan Review Required
TTI – Electrical Service to Well Pump
No Plan Review Required
• 9 Mobile Home permits including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc. • Drawings submitted for: Claude Drive Duplex, Love’s Travel Stop #387 – Addition, Canopy for Neal’s Creek Baptist Church and various re-submittals
Development Standards SITE PLAN: • Miller Pipeline utility expansion Highway 29 • Nightmare Dungeon Haunted House Powdersville. • Humana/Walgreens • River Road Storage • Seven Eleven Powdersville LAND USE PERMITS APPROVED: • West Anderson Water District Pump Station • Love’s Truck Expansion Exit 4 • 187 Storage located at • VP Nails & Spa located at Station Drive, Anderson • Floodplain Development permit located at 2150 Bohicket Way, Piedmont • Floodplain Development permit 140 Ramage Road, Townville SUBDIVISIONS: • Hunter’s Crossings • Dobbins Bridge Tract(Airport Zone) • Greenpond Phase II Townhomes COMPLIANCE ISSUES: • Southern Express Oil Service
Fleet Services • Opened 179 work orders • Closed 132 work orders • Fuel Prices: Unleaded: $1.81↓, Diesel $2.15= • Emergency Management has received (2) new trucks that are in the pre-delivery stages • Sheriff’s Office has received (2) new trucks that are in the pre-delivery stages • Waste Water has received a new truck that is in the pre-delivery stage • The Bridge Crew with Roads and Bridges has a new truck that is in the pre-delivery stage • Weekly Availability: 94.91 % • To see a listing of vehicles and equipment being sold visit the Anderson County Website at www.andersoncountysc.org click ‘Online Auction’ to view inventory and register. • DID YOU KNOW……The first steering wheels in cars were not wheels – they were levers similar to joysticks.
Roads & Bridges • On Call crew received 6 call outs. 5 downed trees, 1 nails in roadway, 5 crew members; 51 man hours total. • 11 open positions and 2 employees on FMLA. Sign Crew • 10 open Request, 18 completed Request. Closed East/West Pkwy walking path for Contractor. (Seal Coating) Bridge Crew • Worked on Allen Park (closure). Asphalt/Driveway Crew • Repaired 22 potholes (request ). • Aprons install/repair 8 • Driveway culverts new/replaced 7 • Completed double treating Colorado Ln. • Full Depth Patch completed on Airport Road entrance Ditching • 5 new/replace driveway culverts • 1 prepare d/w for apron, 1 storm culvert repair. • Completed 2100 feet of ditching. Grading/Culvert Crew • Continued work on S. Severn Circle drainage project. 3 storm culvert repairs. 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 3 • Mowing operation; section: 5 round 5 • Mowing operation; section: 6 round 4 • Mowing operation; section: 7 round 3 • 8 Herbicide task completed. • 25 tree request, 31 tree task completed. Engineering Crew • Completed pavement evaluations for 8 pavement segments. • 20 Encroachment Inspections completed, (3 Final Inspections). 5 Locate for Contractor • 10 Plan Approval for Encroachment Permit, 4 Investigate Task completed. • 6 Right of Way Projects (3 Parcels awaiting closing, 12 on hold,1 temp. easement acquire). • 4 subdivision Inspections, 9 paving estimates completed. • Verified that Anderson County owns the footbridge off Front St. in Pelzer, Kendall Mills deeded the strip in which the bridge resides along with several other strips years ago. • 8 Encroachment Permits. • 3 County Road Issues completed, Asphalt sealer installed on East/West connector walking path.
• Identified ownership of un-numbered streets off Jackson St. in Equinox Mill Village, 1 special Tax District request for estimate-Tinsley Dr. P-10-80. • Mailed out Special Tax District estimate for Wilderness Ln. p-11-55, E-mailed Special Tax district packet to owner for Shay Dr. P-19-21 • Posted abandonment notification signs on 2 roads for Abandonment process, 1 enquiry regarding where county Maintenance end on County road.
Safety • Two near miss accidents reported • Presented Crew Safety Committee Members concerns to Department Manager • Completed Hearing Test Roster for vendor during audiometric testing • Continue to coordinate Tractor Mower Class for September 25, 2019 • Attended Habitat for Humanity Board Meeting • Conducted one safety meeting. Topics covered Hearing Conservation Training, Safety Update, Workers Compensation Claims, Tort / Property Claim, Back to School Safety • Conducted two work zone audit
Solid Waste • The Belk Company, LLC began construction of the expansion of the Whitefield Convenience Center. We are adding 2 new compactors and 2 walls for the 40-yard containers due to the volume of residents using the site. • The DHEC Stormwater Department inspected the construction of the expansion of the Whitefield site this week. They found everything to be in satisfactory order. • Staff is working with Harris Baler to place a diverter on our baler for newspaper. We are putting on a new modem also. • Septic Tank scheduled to be installed on Wren Recycling Center on August 23, 2019. • Staff worked with a resident on Greentree Rd. to have the Detention Center Litter Crew pick up litter on the road. • Submitted request information for the Great American Cleanup trash bags and waters to Keep America Beautiful National and Palmetto Pride. • Scheduled two tours for the Material Recovery Facility with Anderson University Environmental Science classes. • Prepared list of Anti-Litter Art Themes for board members to vote on and select a theme for this year’s contest in the Anderson County School Districts. • 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 2 for the MRF this week due to a shortage of inmates on work detail at the Detention Center. • Solid Waste has 3 Full-time vacancies in the department which includes 1 Truck Driver (Class A) ,1 Equipment Operator and 1 Laborer. We also have 4 Part-Time Ambassador vacancies. • Did You Know? The Prideway program helped to pick up 472 bags of litter on I 85 in Anderson this year.
Stormwater • Reviews were conducted for 7-Eleven along Highway 29 (2nd) and Exchange Logistics Park at I-85 (1st). • Received resubmittal for Adventure Golf Carts. • Received new application for Upstate Industrial Lot 18. • Approvals issued and pre-con held for Dollar General Liberty and Green Pond Phase II. • Permit for Brookstone Clubhouse and Pool was terminated. • Manager attended Stormcon in Atlanta, GA. • Herbicides will not need to be applied to Broadway Lake to control black willows growing in the upper third of the lake. The willows died possibly due to the lake draw-down last winter. • Quotes are being sought for the maintenance of county owned detention ponds. • Did you know? Planting trees on the shorelines of surface waters and using heavy shrubbery to keep runoff from making its way past the boundaries of farms and factories are smart landscaping tactics to prevent water pollution.
7-Eleven Convenience Store along US Highway 29 and Snow Road
Adventure Golf Carts
Exchange Logistics Park at I-85
Wastewater Pretreatment • Received and reviewed annual sample results for Industrial sample point 001. All parameters were found to be in compliance with the limits. Samples will be collected from an additional location, sample point 002 and tested for metals. Once this report is received, all the lab information as well as the on-site inspection report will be submitted to the industry representative. According to Pretreatment Program regulations, each industry must be inspected and samples collected and analyzed at least on an annual basis. • Continued preparing Food Service Establishment (FSE) list that will be inspected under the FOG program. This base list will include FSE name, address, phone number and contact person. This allows us a starting point for the program and something to build on as we move forward. We will begin in areas that we call hot spots, where the highest volume of fats, oil and grease seem to be getting into our collection system. • For the 6 & 20 NPDES Permit renewal, continue working on list of sampling requirements and a schedule for completion before the required submittal date. ROW • All Manholes on the 6&20 line off Shackleburg Rd. at Covered Bridge Subdivision have been located and uncovered. We’ll have a contractor raise these manholes above the flood plain in the coming weeks. • Completed cutting ROW on Evergreen and Long Rd. 6&20 WWTP • Collected second monthly effluent 24-hour composite samples and sent to lab for parameter testing required by SCDHEC. • Worked with Anderson Regional Water to investigate Anderson County sewer lines on Hembree Creek for any possible overflows. Anderson Regional water has been receiving higher than normal E. Coli test results from Lake Hartwell near Hembree Creek. Anderson County Wastewater personnel walked and checked all gravity sewer and force main lines in that area. No overflows were found and all lines were flowing properly. The higher than normal E. Coli results from the lake could possibly be a result of hot dry weather with very little rain. Locating / Inspections • Performed maintenance on the I Tracker system that is installed within the Stonehaven Sub for the I&I study. While performing maintenance on the system the data was downloaded and sent to the assisting Engineering firm. • Contractor that installed the new infrastructure @ Arthrex was called back onsite for some warranty repair work. Once repairs are made the final installment will be released to the company. • Staff attended a Pre-Construction meeting @ the new TTI jobsite to discuss the installation of the new service for the building. Due to the 50’ drop in grade for the site, several measurements had to be taken to construct a profile that would work to accommodate the new service within the grading profile for the site. Once completed the contractor has now cored the manhole and currently laying pipe for this service.
Pumpstations • Pulled pump #1 at Starr Lift Station for inspecting due to longer run times. • Pulled pump #1 at Northbound Rest area and WCI because of long run times. We found trash in the impeller cleaned out and put back into service. • Completed monthly testing for A/C power alarms at pump stations. This is done to make sure that the controls and SCADA system is operating properly. • Completed monthly inspections of all ARV on force mains. After Hour Calls • No calls this week.
Animal Shelter • We were able to save 87% of the animals in our care this week. • INTAKES: 95 (14 owner surrender, 1 return adoption, 46 from animal control, 30 strays and 4 transferred in). • OUTCOMES: 86 animals adopted, 2 died, 4 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 6 animals were owner requested euthanasias, 10 were returned to their owners and 9 were sent to rescue. • Clinic performed 157 spay/neuter surgeries. 7 dogs were treated for heartworms • There are currently 108 large dogs, 17 small dogs, 46 puppies, 28 cats and 47 kittens in the facility. • There are 29 animals being held for court. • There are 134 animals available for adoption and 53 of those are spayed/neutered (40%). • PAWS received $2,344.74 in donations.