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(A) No barbed wire or electrically charged fence shall be erected or maintained anywhere in this municipality.
(B) No fence, wall, or other obstruction shall be erected within any public right-of-way without the written approval of the Building Inspector.
(C) No fence, wall or other obstruction shall be erected in violation of the Illinois Drainage Code.
(D) Every fence, wall or other obstruction shall conform to the special height restrictions applicable in areas near intersections (See § 150.048(B)). No fence, wall or other obstructions in any required front yard area shall exceed 4 feet in height or in any required rear or side yard exceed 8 feet in height.
(E) No fence as defined in § 150.007 shall be erected until a permit has been obtained from the city. Dog runs, temporary fences and the maintenance and repair of existing fences shall not require a permit.
(F) Temporary fences may be installed up to 90 days without a permit. Dog runs, temporary fences and the maintenance and repair of existing fences shall not require a permit.
(G) That type of fence which is essentially for decorative purpose only and is not intended in any way to be used as an enclosure, barrier or means of protection confinement does not require permits.
(H) Dog runs shall be a maximum in size of 300 square feet and shall not exceed 8 feet in height. Dog runs do not require a permit. Enclosures larger than 300 square feet shall be considered a fence and shall require a permit.
(I) Dog runs shall be permitted in a rear yard only.
(J) Covering over a dog run shall be a maximum of 100 square feet.
(K) Fences constructed prior to this amendment will be grandfathered in.
(L) Fences in any industrial-zoned area may not exceed 8 feet in height, with the exception that the special height restrictions applicable in areas near intersections shall remain in full force and effect.
(M) No fences shall be allowed in any area used for adult entertainment.
(N) No fence, wall or other obstruction shall be located so as to block light, ventilation or emergency egress of building(s) situated on the property where fence, wall or other obstruction will be situated.
(O) A 3-foot separation will be required between existing structures and fences and fences back-to-back (for repairs, maintenance, etc.).
(P) All permanent fence supports shall be installed a minimum of 32 inches into the ground (below grade) and extend the total height of the fence.
(Q) Fences are to be built of standard fence wood, vinyl, chain link, or metal, such as wrought iron (type). You may not build fence with scrap lumber, chicken wire, woven wire, wire used for agricultural purposes, metal T-post, wood pallets or unapproved materials. The fence shall be attractive, sturdy, safe, uniform and of even dimension.
(R) To attach to neighbor(s) fence written permission must be received from that neighbor(s) and supplied to the Building Inspector prior to attaching each fence. End post may be installed using same criteria.
(S) If a fence is built across a drainage easement or swale, the bottom of the fence must be at least 4 inches above the ground to allow storm water to pass beneath.
(T) Fence height shall be reduced to 4 feet in height above the grade of the street within 10 feet of each side of a driveway(s) where the driveway(s) enter or exit the property to a public street or alley.
(Ord. 2831, passed 3-4-1999; Am. Ord. 3615, passed 9-2-2021)