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These provisions shall apply to all fences.
(A) Fences shall be maintained in good repair by the owner. GOOD REPAIR shall mean that:
(1) The fence shall not be out of vertical alignment more than one foot from the vertical height measured at the top of the fence for fences greater than four feet in height; except, however, for fencing four feet or less in height, the fence shall not be out of vertical alignment more than six inches from the vertical height measured at the top of the fence; and
(2) Any and all broken, loose, damaged, insect damaged, or missing parts (i.e., slats, posts, wood rails, bricks, panels) shall be replaced or repaired.
(B) Unless otherwise allowed within this chapter, fences constructed of chained link, wire fencing including chicken wire, barbed wire or razor wire shall not be permitted.
(C) Electric fences are prohibited except in Agricultural Areas as provided in § 157.03(E).
(D) All structural elements of a fence shall remain in sound condition as determined by the Building Official.
(E) When a fence is to be located on a key lot, the regulations regarding height, location and materials applicable to the front yard or front building line shall apply regardless of where the fence is situated.
(F) Key lot fences shall have at least 75% open area per linear foot and may be located up to five feet from the property line of the side of the house. A fence that has at least 75% open area per linear foot may be located in the front yard building line of a key lot.
(G) All fences that include an access entry gate must meet all requirements of the approved International Fire Code.
(H) Fences may not be constructed in the 100-year floodplain, except as approved by the City Engineer.
(I) No fence shall be permitted within a sight triangle.
(J) Fences enclosing a permitted sports court may be constructed of chain link materials but must be vinyl coated.
(K) If a fence has stone or masonry columns, the column height may exceed the permitted height of the fence by up to six inches except as provided in § 157.05. All stone or masonry columns four feet or greater in height shall have a footing approved by the Building Official.
(L) Parallel fences are prohibited.
(M) Should regulations in this chapter conflict with each other, the most restrictive regulation shall apply.
(2005 Code, § 9-15-5) (Ord. 970605C, passed - - ; Ord. 140722A, passed 7-22-2014)