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(A) General provisions - all districts.
(1) No fence or wall shall be constructed of or contain barbed wire, broken glass, spikes or sharp and dangerous objects, nor be electrically charged; except that, barbed wire may be used at the top portion of a permitted fence or wall if located more than eight feet above the adjacent ground level. Such permitted barbed wire shall be considered part of the fence height restrictions.
(2) All fences and walls permitted herein may be located immediately adjacent to the lot lines.
(3) Variances from the restrictions of this section may be authorized only by the Board of Zoning Appeals, with the exception of a fence authorized in conjunction with a special use permit.
(4) Visibility requirements, per § 156.121 of this chapter, shall take priority over the provisions of this section in location and height of permitted fences.
(5) All fences and walls shall be kept in a state of good repair.
(B) Fences permitted in residential and business districts.
(1) Within the required front yard area, no fence or wall, (other than a necessary retaining wall) shall be higher than five feet.
(2) A fence or wall, not more than seven feet in height may be installed in the side and/or rear yards of any lot in a residential or business district. On a through lot where such rear yard or portion thereof abuts a front yard of an adjacent property, said fence or wall shall not exceed five feet in height.
(C) Fences permitted in industrial districts. In an industrial district, a fence or wall, not to exceed 12 feet in height, may be installed immediately adjacent to any property line subject to § 156.121 of this chapter.
(D) Fences around junk yards or automobile wrecking yards.
(1) An opaque fence, not less than eight feet in height, nor more than 12 feet in height, shall be maintained in a state of good repair around all junk yards and/or automobile wrecking yards subject to § 156.121 of this chapter.
(2) It is the intention of this provision that required fences shall be more attractive than the view they are constructed to obscure.
(Ord. 9-80, passed 12-15-1980; Ord. 1997-3, passed 10-20-1997)