(a) On residentially A, B or C zoned property, fences located fifty (50) feet or more back from the front property line, and in the case of a corner lot, behind the side street building line, shall not exceed six (6) feet in height. In the remaining locations on this property, a fence shall not exceed five (5) feet in height and not more than fifty percent (50%) of the area of any five-foot long, five-foot high section shall be solid matter or closed construction. Provided, however, that fences not exceeding six (6) feet in height may be erected on perimeters of church and school property adjacent to residential property. Provided, further that fences not more than six (6) feet high may be erected not less than twenty-five (25) feet back from the front property line if existing residential buildings are located not less than eight (8) feet from the property line on adjoining lots. Barbed wire is prohibited.
(b) On all commercially D zoned property, fences shall not be constructed over seven (7) feet, six (6) inches in height. Barbed wire may be installed in the top one (1) foot of such fence on arms or supports projecting over the private property side of the fence, the lowest strand at least six (6) feet, six (6) inches above the grade on that side. Fences over six (6) feet in height, exclusive of barbed wire, shall be constructed of incombustible material except for posts and supporting members.
(c) On industrially E and F zoned property, fences may be of unlimited height and barbed wire may be used as in subsection (b) above. Fences over six (6) feet in height, exclusive of barbed wire, shall be constructed of incombustible material except for posts and supporting members.
(d) Gates in fences shall not open over public property. All gates shall be so constructed that not over fifty percent (50%) of the horizontal, projected area shall be solid matter or closed construction.
(e) When adjoining properties differ in zoned use, the requirements of a fence on that property line may be that of the least restrictive, regardless of the party erecting the fence.
(f) No fence shall be charged or connected with an electrical current in such a manner as to transmit said current to persons, animals, or things which might intentionally or accidentally come in contact with it.
(g) Fences of greater heights than heretofore permitted may be constructed for special purposes such as play areas, tennis courts, industrial complexes, sports complexes etc., when approved by the Director of Building and Safety Inspection.
(h) No building wall, retaining wall, or similar structure shall be considered to be a part of a fence. Said walls shall be constructed in accordance with the requirements of the Building Code.
(Ord. 1375, passed 4-8-1957; Ord. 1997, passed 9-11-1967; Ord. 2385, passed 3-19-1973; Ord. 2469, passed 11-25-1974)