8-3-7: MITIGATION OF CONDITIONS CONSTITUTING COMMUNITY DECAY FOR PROPERLY ZONED SALVAGE YARDS:
   A.   The maintenance of accumulations and conditions such as those described in sections 8-3-2 and 8-3-3 of this chapter which would otherwise be considered public nuisances shall be lawful under this chapter if:
      1.   The premises is being used as an active, ongoing salvage business located in an area properly zoned as a salvage yard, pursuant to the City of Sidney Zoning Ordinance, as may be amended from time to time;
      2.   The owner(s) of the premises possesses a conditional use permit, pursuant to section 11-14-4 of this Code, as may be amended from time to time; and
      3.   The condition on the premises is shielded from public view in accordance with the following standards:
         a.   Erection And Maintenance Of Fences:
            (1)   Wooden Fences: When wooden fences are used for shielding, the boards must be spaced and/or slatted to reduce wind load. The space between boards when viewed from broadside shall not be more than one and one-half inches (11/2"), and the interval between spaces shall not be less than seven and one-half inches (71/2"). Rough dimension lumber or better is acceptable.
            (2)   Chainlink: Chainlink fences with standard fiberglass or other inserts are acceptable, provided the gap between adjacent slats does not exceed one and one-half inches (11/2").
            (3)   Other Types Of Fencing: Other types of fencing of equivalent permanence, attractiveness, and shielding qualities, including corrugated metal, may also be acceptable, in the discretion of the committee.
         b.   Alternative Shielding:
            (1)   Shrubs And Trees: Shielding with shrubs and trees is acceptable, as long as they provide a similar degree of shielding to a fence at all times of the year.
            (2)   Fencing Material: No more than one fencing material shall be used on any one side of a shielding barrier, unless approved by the committee.
   B.   The shielding erected for mitigation purposes shall be maintained by the person responsible for a violation under sections 8-3-2 and 8-3-3 of this chapter in an appropriate and workmanlike manner and shall be replaced as it becomes necessary. (Ord. 574, 9-4-2018)