Around the County . . .

Animal Shelter
PAWS took in 173 animals this week (23 owner surrender, 4 return adoptions, 78 from animal control, 68 strays).
Had 78 animals get adopted, 49 were returned to their owner and 21 were sent to rescue groups.  We had 3 animals die, 11 were euthanized due to illness or aggression and 5 animals were owner requested euthanasia.
Met with staff from Tri County Tech’s Veterinary Technician program to see how we can better work together to help the animals and students of Anderson County.  We look forward to saving even more lives together.
Sent kittens on a daytrip to NHC Healthcare.  The residents loved being able to spend time with the kittens.  We hope to continue this on a regular basis and reach out to more facilities in the county.
The clinic performed 162 spay/neuter surgeries.

Started our Back to School Pawty.  Dogs are $12 and cats are free August 7 -18th.
Clemson Kennel Club donated $500 worth of enrichment items and food for our dogs.
We were able to save 92% of the animals in our care this week.
Building and Codes

Congratulations to David Hendrix (Building Inspector) for passing the Commercial Building Inspector Exam. David continues to take the initiative of getting additional certifications to do Commercial Inspections.

Met with Owner/Builder to review the requirements necessary to build a Container Home. Because this falls outside the scope of the 2015 International Residential Code, drawings are required to be submitted and sealed by a licensed professional engineer for the structure and foundation.

Plan Review Staff Meetings: 1) Met with owners to discuss requirements to convert a single-family dwelling into an Assisted Living Business. Because they will have 5 or less persons receiving care, this will fall under the 2015 International Residential Code.
PERMITS SUBMITTED: 24 New Single-Family Dwelling; 4 Addition/Renovation; 6 Detached Garage/Accessory Buildings; 1 Demolition; 2 Replacement; 2 Swimming Pools; 86 Electrical and HVAC Upgrades including 12 Solar Panel Installations; 6 Commercial Including: Accupad Addition, Plastic Omnium JIG Blasting Booth, Nagoya Hibachi Up-Fit, Auto Zone Sign, First Quality-Cannonball 4 Building Shell/Fire Barrier, First Quality-Cannonball 4 Structural Steel Vacuum Blower Building; 13 Mobile Home permits including: New Homes, Change of Ownership, moves from other counties, change of location, etc.
DRAWINGS SUBMITTED: Auto Zone Sign, Pearman Terminal located off Pearman Dairy Rd., Cabana for River Mill Pool located in Piedmont, Vantage @ Powdersville Apts. located off Hood Rd. and Various resubmittals
Development Standards
MEETINGS HELD:
Board of Zoning Appeals approved (10) variances, denied one (1), and approved two Special Exceptions at their meeting held on Thursday August 10, 2017 at 5:00PM.
Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a “Special Called Meeting” on Monday August 28, 2017 to hear emergency/hardship variances.

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