§ 157.02  FENCES IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS.
   (A)   No fence, guy wire, brace, light standard, sign, vee-arm barbed wire base and arm, or any structure attached to a fence shall protrude over a property line.
   (B)   No fence is permitted with the sight triangle nor shall any fence obstruct or cause sight restrictions at or near any street, roadway or alley in the city and so as to promote safety for vehicles and pedestrians.
   (C)   Fences in the front yard and side or rear yards abutting a street may have a maximum height of four feet.
   (D)   On any property line that is shared with another residential property, the fence shall be located either on the property line or not less than five feet from the property line.
   (E)   Fences in front of the front building line of the residence or structure on the subject lot shall be ornamental wrought iron or tubular steel and shall have at least 75% open area per linear foot.
   (F)   Fences on or behind the front building line, except side and rear yards abutting a street, may have a maximum height of eight feet.
   (G)   Fences on lake front properties shall be ornamental wrought iron or tubular steel with at least 75% open area per linear foot to maintain surrounding lake views. Fences located more than 35 feet from the rear property line of a lake front lot and constructed entirely behind the main residential structure may be privacy fences constructed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
   (H)   Fences shall be constructed of and repaired with new material of good quality including natural, decay-resistant wood, stained or unstained, for privacy fences, powder coated for metal fences, natural, decay-resistant wood, stained or unstained, for rail fences.
   (I)   Privacy fences shall be constructed with metal or galvanized steel posts set in concrete at a minimum depth of 18 inches and a distance of no more than eight feet apart. Fences shall be required to be constructed so that the fence posts face the interior side of the fence and, with the exception of the top cap, are not visible from the public way.
   (J)   Front gates for fences shall be no taller than seven feet, except on estate lots which shall have a maximum front gate height of ten feet.
   (K)   Masonry or stone columns shall match the main residential structure.
(2005 Code, § 9-15-2)  (Ord. 970605C, passed - - ; Ord. 140722A, passed 7-22-2014)  Penalty, see § 10.99