(a)   General Requirements. Fences must be maintained in a neat and safe condition.  Any fence which, through lack of repair, type of construction or otherwise, is not maintained in a neat and safe condition, including but not limited to the growth of grass, weeds, vines, trees, or other vegetation shall be deemed a nuisance.  The Building and Engineering Department shall notify the owner, agent or person in control of the property on which such fence is located of the existence of such nuisance and specify the required repairs or modifications to be made to render the fence safe or require that the unsafe fence or any portion thereof be removed, and shall provide a time limiting such repairs, modification or removal.  All fences extending beyond the building or setback line, except those installed after actions by the Zoning Board of Appeals, shall be reconstructed in such a manner as to comply with all setback requirements set forth in these codified ordinances.
   (b)   Isolation of Property.  In no instance shall the installation of a fence cause the isolation of property that is inaccessible for purposes of yard maintenance and upkeep.  Under authority of Section 1279.01(b), the Building and Engineering Department may cause a separation between fences, or between a fence and a structure, or any other remedy necessary to ensure adequate access for cutting of grass and weeds and/or the collection of litter and debris.
(Ord. 1993-19.  Passed 10-19-93; Ord. 2006-09.  Passed 6-20-06.)