§ 151.167  FENCES, WALLS AND NATURAL BARRIERS.
   Fences, walls or natural barriers used for any purpose shall, in all districts, conform to the following.
   (A)   For the purpose of minimizing traffic hazards and or natural barriers at street intersections by improving visibility for converging vehicles, obstructions higher than two feet above the adjacent top of the curb or street elevation, whichever is higher, shall not be permitted to remain or to be planted, placed or erected on any corner lot within the triangular portion of land designated as "restricted area" in Figure A-4.
   (B)   No barbed wire or other such sharp pointed fence below eight feet in height and no electrically-charged fence shall be erected or maintained, except in non-urban districts.
   (C)   (1)   No fence, fill, retaining wall or other structure shall be constructed or erected within any public street, right-of-way or private easement unless authorized by the village. Fences, retaining walls or other structures erected within any public street, right-of-way or easement under village authorization shall be constructed so that drainage shall not be obstructed and the upstream water level is not raised in any storm event from that existing before the proposed work.
      (2)   In the event of the maintenance, removal and/or replacement of the fence, retaining wall or other structure, the owner of the fence, retaining wall or other structure shall be responsible for the cost of the maintenance, removal and/or replacement and any other costs incurred by the village as a result of the construction.
   (D)   Fences, walls and natural barriers in any residential district, when permitted, may be located along lot lines; provided, the following regulations are met.
      (1)   Fences are not permitted in the front yard. For purposes of fence installation only, a FRONT YARD is defined as the building set back line on the side of a lot that abuts the street address of the primary structure. (This shall not apply to decorative fences used as part of a landscaping display. Decorative fences shall be defined as those that do not enclose any area and are immediately adjacent to other landscaping features such as plants, trees or flowers.)
      (2)   Fences located to the rear of the front yard setback area shall not be greater than six feet in height.
   (E)   (1)   No fence, wall or structure shall be constructed or erected within any public street, alley right-of-way, platted or recorded easement and or platted or recorded outlot until a permit has been issued by the village staff.
      (2)   Permit applications shall be submitted to the village staff for review.
      (3)   Applications to be accompanied by a sketch and engineer's calculations verifying compliance with the code.
Cross-reference:
   Nuisances generally, see § 90.01
   Front setbacks on multiple frontage lots, see § 151.034
   Lot requirements, see § 151.222
   Easements, see § 151.293