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Fences in residence and business zones, and those enclosing a lot or tract of land used for dwelling purposes in any zone, must conform to the following requirements.
(A) Front. Fences constructed between the front building setback line and the front lot line may be of any class, but shall not exceed 42 inches in height, provided however, that fences of the Class 2 and Class 3 may exceed 42 inches in height but may not exceed 48 inches in height.
(B) Side. Side yard fences back of the front building setback line may be of any class, but may not exceed 72 inches in height.
(C) Rear. Rear yard fences may be of any class, but may not exceed 72 inches in height.
(D) Corner lot. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this article to the contrary, no fence exceeding 36 inches in height, measured from sidewalk grade, and if no sidewalk exists, from the top of curb, with a 50% open design may be built:
(1) On a corner lot, within a triangular area bounded on two sides by the intersecting street right-of-way lines and on the third side by a line connecting points on each right-of-way line which are 20 feet from their intersection; or
(2) On a corner lot adjoining an alley, within a triangular area bounded on two sides by the intersecting right-of-way lines of the alley and adjoining side street and on the third side by a line connecting points on each right-of-way line which are located at the distance from their intersection which is equal to the applicable side street setback requirement.
(E) On retaining wall. If a fence is constructed on the top of a retaining wall, the height of the fence is measured from the ground on the low side of the retaining wall, except that a Class 2, 3, 4, or 6 fence may be constructed on top of a retaining wall to a height not more than 30 inches above the ground measured on the high side of the retaining wall.
(F) Retaining wall design. A retaining wall must be adequately designed, constructed, and drained to withstand any lateral pressure to which it is subject.
(G) Obstruction of vision. Anything in this article to the contrary notwithstanding, no fence, retaining wall, shrub, tree, or similar obstruction may be constructed or maintained if it will obstruct traffic vision.
(H) Dangerous; prohibited. No barbed wire, other sharp pointed, or electrically charged fence may be constructed or maintained.
(I) Dilapidated; dangerous; removal. The Development Services Director may order any dilapidated or dangerous fence removed.
(J) Utility substations. Anything in this article to the contrary notwithstanding, fences enclosing public or private utility substations in residential zones need conform only to the requirements set forth in this section.
(Ord. 3639, passed - -2000; Ord. 4013, passed - -2010)