§ 157.06  FENCE REQUIREMENTS.
   (A)   Materials.  Open, solid wood, decorative, visually solid fences are permitted.  Materials may be masonry, wood, chain link, plastic, or metal.  It is the applicant's responsibility to comply with subdivision or property owner's restrictive covenants, or deed restrictions, as appropriate.  Barbed wire and/or electric livestock (typically 6 volts or less) fencing is allowed in the AG, Agricultural District.  Barbed wire is allowable in the Industrial Districts when used as security fencing on top of chain link fencing that is six feet high.  Use of security or barbed-wire in any other zoning district shall be dependent upon the location and neighboring uses and is at the sole discretion of the Building Inspector.
   (B)   Utility easements.  As provided in the Land Development Code Book, utility easements shall be kept free of buildings, fences, appurtenances, or other structures which would prevent vehicular access for maintenance of service.  Approval of a fence permit to construct, repair, modify, or replace a fence in a utility easement shall be at the sole discretion of the City Engineer.  Any fence located within a utility easement, with or without approval and prior to or following passage of this chapter, shall be subject to removal at the expense of the property owner.  If removal is necessary, the utility shall give reasonable notice.  In the event of an emergency, the fence may be removed by the utility without notice and replacement shall be the property owner's responsibility.
   (C)   Drainageways.  No fence shall obstruct the flow of water in a drainageway.  Approval of a fence permit to construct, repair, modify, or replace a fence in a drainageway shall be at the sole discretion of the City Engineer.  At the City Engineer's request, the applicant shall provide calculations from a professional engineer verifying that the fence will not obstruct the flow of at least the 100-year (1% chance) storm.
   (D)   Right-of-way.  No fence shall be located on the public right of way used for streets or alleys.
   (E)   Setbacks.  Fences located in required yards, also known as required setbacks, shall meet the requirements in Section 211.B of the city zoning ordinance.
   (F)   Required screening fences.  A required screening wall or screening fence as defined in the city zoning ordinance shall meet the requirements of Section 216.
(Ord. 2011-4, passed 2-21-11)