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Fences shall be located in accordance with the following:
A. Heights: Fences, walls and hedges may be erected or maintained in any residential zoning district along any required yard provided that no fence, wall or hedge over forty two inches (42") in height shall be erected or maintained in any front yard setback. Fences and walls located along side or rear yards shall not exceed a height of six feet (6').
"Height", for the purposes of this Section, shall be defined as the vertical distance from the top rail, board or wire to the ground directly below.
B. Visibility At Alley And Private Drive Approaches: On the street side or all lots where an alley or driveway enters the street right of way, a triangular clear vision zone shall be maintained. Such zone shall measure ten feet (10') into the lot as measured from the edge of the sidewalk nearest the property line, and twenty feet (20') parallel to the street measured from the edge of any alley or driveway, away from the alley or driveway, along the edge of the sidewalk nearest the property line. No fence, wall, hedge or shrub over thirty six inches (36") in height shall be erected or maintained within the above defined clear vision zone. If no sidewalk exists, the point of reference for all measurements shall be determined by the City Operations Superintendent.
Regardless of other provisions of this Section, no fence, wall or hedge shall be erected or maintained in any yard which materially impedes vision of vehicles entering an abutting street.
C. Visibility At Intersections:
1. On corner lots at the intersection of all streets, except those intersections which are controlled by stop signs or traffic signals, no fence, hedge, wall, shrub, structure, or vision impediment thirty six inches (36") in height above an established top-of-curb grade shall be located within a triangular area formed by the intersecting street center lines and a straight line joining such intersecting lines at points one hundred ten feet (110') distant from the point of intersection measured along the center lines of the streets.
2. On corner lots at intersections where one or more approaches are controlled by either a stop sign or a traffic signal, no fence, hedge, wall, shrub, structure, or vision impediment thirty six inches (36") in height above an established top-of-curb grade shall be located within a triangular area formed by the intersecting lines at points twenty five feet (25') distant from the point of intersection as measured along the lot property lines.
3. Approved advertising signs, public use controls and systems, and trees with a maximum trunk diameter of one foot (1') measured four feet (4') above the ground line and trimmed up to eight feet (8') may be permitted in this above defined triangular area.
D. Prohibited Fences: No electric fences shall be permitted in any zoning district. No barbed wire fencing shall be permitted in any residential zoning district. Barbed wire fencing materials may be used as a portion of a fence in a commercial or industrial zoning district when such material is located not less than eight feet (8') above grade.
E. Prohibited Location: No fence, wall or hedge shall be erected or maintained in a public right of way.
F. Prohibited Materials: All fences shall be constructed from approved fencing materials and shall not be constructed from railroad ties, tires, rubble or salvage.
G. Permit Required: Before any fences and walls over thirty inches (30") in height above an established grade are erected in any zoning district along any required yard, the property owner shall first obtain a permit from the city building official. (Ord. 97-5, 11-4-1997)