Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 H e l m s served as presi- dent of the Up- per State Code Enforcement Association of South Caroli- na for a second c o n s e c u t i v e year. “Ruthie is the consummate professional and stays on the leading edge of code changes and advances in the industry,” Building and Development Standards Depart- ment Director Steve Grant said. “She not only challenges herself through professional advancement but also en- courages our staff to make the most of those opportunities.” 33 The Upper State Code Enforce- ment Association of South Carolina honored City of Greer Building Offi- cial Ruthie Helms with two awards at its winter meeting. Helms accepted both the Member of the Year Award, which is based on outstanding accomplishments and ser- vices to the association, and the M.F. “Red” Allen Educational Award, which is for outstanding leadership and con- tribution to the code enforcement pro- fession. City of Greenville Building Of- ficial Buddy Skinner presented the awards, praising Helms for making “more positive impacts on our associ- ation over the past two years than any- one since I have been a member – and that goes back almost 16 years.” STORMWATER SITE INSPECTIONS STORMWATER PLAN REVIEWS Stormwater Engineer Lillian Han- ley and Stormwater Inspector Anthony Copeland work with other city depart- ments and government agencies to pro- tect the city’s waterways from storm- water pollutants that may be generated by construction sites, illicit discharges, or other means, as required by state and federal law. Because all runoff cannot be cap- tured and treated the way sewage is treated at various treatment plants, the best way to ensure cleaner water for City of Greer residents is to prevent runoff from becoming polluted. The city relies on strong stormwa- ter ordinances and a diligent staff to ac- complish this goal. By educating the public, managing construction sites, and inspecting industrial facilities, the city’s stormwater team is working to protect the quality of the city’s water for generations to come. Given the robust construction ac- tivity in 2016, consulting engineers were contracted to help manage plan reviews in a timely manner. The City partners with Upstate or- ganizations to provide information re- garding water quality and how all can participate in keeping streams and riv- ers clean. The stormwater division co-spon- sored the 2016 meeting of the southeast chapter of the International Erosion Control Association. In addition to uti- lizing the city website and PEG chan- nel to offer public education, Hanley was active in the community in 2016 at such events as the Friends of Lake Robinson Day of Celebration. Stormwater Division protects City’s waterways USCEA honors Ruthie Helms The Planning and Zoning Division grew by one member in 2016 as Certified Planner Kelli McCor- mick joined Planning and Zoning Coordina- tor Glenn Pace and GIS planner Justin Kirtz. The division collected $22,419 in zoning permit fees on 458 residential permits, 145 commercial permits and 100 sign permits. The division oversees the Plan- ning Commission, Board of ZoningAp- peals, Board of Architectural Review, Planning and Advisory Committee and Adjustment Board of Adjustments and Appeals. The boards and committees considered 73 total cases during 2016. Division adds a certified planner