§ 150.067  FENCES, WALLS AND DOG RUNS.
   (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.
(Ord. 2831, passed 3-4-1999)