1467.06  FENCES IN NONRESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS.
   (a)   Scope. This section shall include all Commercial Service (CS), General Business (GB), General Industrial (GI), Local Business (LB), Motorist Service (MS), Office Building (OB), Planned Unit Development (PUD), Public Facilities (PF), Research Office (RO), Senior Citizen District (SCD), and Traditional Town Center (TCD) Districts.
   (b)   Permitted Fences. The following fences and those determined as similar shall be permitted in nonresidential districts:
      (1)   As restricted by Section 1467.06(d).
      (2)   Boundary line fence.
      (3)   Chain link fence.
      (4)   Dumpster enclosure fence.
      (5)   Living fence.
      (6)   Open ornamental fence.
      (7)   Ornamental metal fence
      (8)   Picket fence.
      (9)   Privacy fence.
      (10)   Rail fence.
      (11)   Shadowbox fence.
      (12)   Silt fence.
      (13)   Split rail fence.
      (14)   Stone fences.
      (15)   Utility fences.
      (16)   Well fence.
   (c)   Restricted Fences.  The following fences shall be restricted in nonresidential districts.
      (1)   Chicken wire fences shall be prohibited.
      (2)   Concertina wire fences shall be prohibited.
      (3)   Electrified fences shall be prohibited.
      (4)   Fences in all districts except the General Industrial District shall not be permitted without the approval of Planning Commission. Exception:  Fences used as screening from residential areas.
      (5)   Fences not listed as permitted shall be prohibited unless determined to be a similar fence.
      (6)   General Industrial District Restrictions.
         A.   A chain link fence shall be permitted providing it is equipped with vision impairing insert slats in the chain lengths. 
            1.   The vinyl slats woven into the wire mesh shall be monochromatic colors and not obtrusive (i.e.: neutral or earth tones).
            2.   The vinyl slats woven into the wire mesh shall be along the lengths of fencing facing public right-of-ways and as deemed appropriate by the Building Commissioner.
         B.   Barbed wire fences shall be prohibited when the fence would abut a residential district, residential use, public street or sidewalk unless approval is granted by the Planning Commission.  This subsection does not prevent the placement and use for security purposes of not more than three strands of barbed wire on top of a fence, in commercial or industrial districts, provided such strands are not less than seven feet above grade.
         C.   Fences shall be installed inside the twenty-foot landscape screen or buffer adjoining Residential Districts as required per Section 1278.14(c).
      (7)   Stockade fences shall be prohibited.
      (8)   Swimming pool fence, as set forth in the regulations of Section 1482.06.
      (9)   Tennis court fences. Approval shall be required from the Planning Commission.
   (d)   Maximum Fence Height and Location of Fence Types.  Maximum fence heights and location of fence types for General Industrial Districts.
      (1)   Rear and side yards.
         A.   Fences shall meet all of the following specifications:
            1.   Fences shall be not more than eight feet in height from the existing finished natural grade line.
            2.   The fence encloses part of or rear yard and/or the side yard(s) of the subject property.
            3.   Although not mandatory, the fence may follow property boundaries (i.e. lot lines).
            4.   The fence shall contain a gate that is at least three feet wide and is located so as to provide reasonable and easy access to safety forces.
            5.   The entire fence is erected five feet back from the front wall line of the building or to the rear of the front building setback line, whichever is further from the street.
               a.   Exception number 1:  If the subject property is a corner lot, then, in addition to the aforementioned requirements, the fence shall also be erected entirely behind the building setback line established for the secondary street setback.
               b.   Exception number 2:  If the subject property is a through lot, where the rear yard fronts on another street, the fence erected shall also be erected entirely behind the established setback line for structures on that street.
         B.   Fences shall not exceed forty-two inches in height from the existing finished natural grade line for a distance of ten feet from any public sidewalk.
      (2)   Front yard.  Fences in front yards are prohibited without Planning Commission approval.
(Ord. 15-11.  Passed 1-20-15.)