Sec. 9-4.2509.2.  Electrical, barbed wire, broken glass, etc. in fencing.
   (a)   Electrical charges to fencing.  No fence installed or maintained in the City shall be charged with electricity for security or any other reasons except as provided in this section.  Electrically charged fences may be approved by the Community Development Department for farming, ranching, or the keeping of horses in the R-A, R-E or R-O zones, provided, the amount of electrical charge is only sufficient to restrain the animal without harm to humans, and such fences are posted with warning signs of a size equal to two feet by two feet (2’ x 2’), and placed no greater than at twenty (20’) foot intervals and such other warnings or restrictions as determined appropriate by that department.
   (b)   Barbed wire, razor wire, other security measures.  No fence or wall shall include barbed wire, razor wire, or other types of sharp, pointed wire, metal or glass in any zone except as provided in this section. Barbed wire is authorized for oil and gas facilities as set forth in Section 9-4.2814, and for the keeping of livestock animals or horses in the R-A, R-E and R-O zones if within a recognized agricultural preserve, or the fence has been approved as part of a farm animal permit, special use permit or other entitlement.  In the manufacturing/industrial and commercial zones, barbed wire, razor wire or other types of security devices may be utilized in a fence or wall, provided:
   (1)   That type of fence is authorized as part of a development permit or special use permit;
   (2)   The barbed wire, razor wire or other sharp security device does not project over the public right-of-way;
   (3)   The barbed wire, razor wire or other sharp security devices are securely placed on top of a six (6') foot high, or taller, chain link fence, wrought iron fence, or other types of approved fencing or wall;
   (4)   The barbed wire, razor wire or other sharp security device does not project over any exterior property line, and if the property abuts a residentially zoned or used parcel, such material shall be at least six (6') feet over the ground level of the abutting parcel;
   (5)   The barbed wire, razor wire or other sharp security device is not observable from any public right-of-way or road, however, screening material or landscaping may be used;
   (6)   Warning signs are posted in conspicuous locations.
   (c)   Security fencing standards and conditions.  The Community Development Department may develop other written standards and criteria, consistent with this section, for the placement of any fencing mentioned in this section, and describing where such fencing must be located on the parcel in relationship to street frontage, and such standards needed to mitigate any aesthetic impact caused by that fencing.
(§ 1, Ord. 1030-NS, eff. June 27, 1989)