Granville Community Calendar

Ordinance 17-1991

ORDINANCE NO. 17-91
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AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 1187. 03 (B) OF- THE CODIFIED
ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, OHIO:
Section I;
1) Intent:
That existing Section 1187.03 (b) as it pertains
to fence regulations in the Village of Granville,
Ohio, be, and it hereby is, amended to read as
follows:
It is the intent of this Fence Code to regulate the
placement of fencing, walls or any combination thereof with
the front, side, and rear yards of any property within the
Village. It is further the purpose of this Code to maintain
clear visibility of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on
adjacent streets, alleys, and sidewalks that may otherwise
be affected by fencing ando/r wall locations and heights; to
maintain an orderly appearance and reduce any negative
impact upon other properties where such fencing or walls are
directly visible from and adjacent to, public streets; and,
therefore, to regulate the location, height, material
composition, landscaping, and overall general fence
characteristics.
2) Front Yard Restrictions:
No person shall erect any fence or wall in the Village
between the front yard setback line and the street;
with the exception that decorative landscaping walls
and fences which do not exceed forty-two inches (42")
in height above ground level may be allowed with a
special permit from the Planning Commission. The
Commission shall consider the following criteria in
reviewing such applications:
That the proposed decorative landscape wall
or fence is compatible with other similar
structures in the neighborhood.
That the height of said fence or wall does not
exceed forty-two inches (42")in height when
measured from the average grade of the yard
where the fence or wall is to be installed.
Artificially raising the height of the 18*line
by the use of mounding, retaining walls, dr
similar means shall be included in the forty-two
inch (42")maximum height.
The installation of such fence ando/r wall shall
not create a visibility or safety concern for
vehicular ando/r pedestrian movement.
That no chain link, wire mesh, concrete block,
or other similar type material can be installed
fronting a street as a decorative landscape wall
or fence.
3) Side and Rear Yard Restrictions:
No fence, wall, or combination thereof shall exceed seventytwo
inches (72")in height as measured from the average grade of that portion of the lot in the rear or side yards.
No side yard fence shall extend beyond the front setback
line of the house. Artificially raising the height of the lot line by the use of mounding, retaining walls, or similar
means shall be included within the seventytw- o inch (72") maximum height restriction. Any fence or wall erected along the side or rear property lines must have the finished and not the structural side facing the neighboring property, alley, or street.
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Ordinance No. 17-91
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Corner Lots:
No fence, wall, or combination thereof shall exceed fortytwo
inches (42")in height in the side yard setback area as it
faces a public or private street. Fencing or walls exceeding
forty-two inches (42")in height but in no case higher than
seventy- two inches (72")as measured from the average grade may
be allowed with a special permit from the Planning Commission.
The Commission shall consider the following criteria in
reviewing such applications:
That the proposed side yard fence or wall on the
street side of a corner lot exceeding forty-two
inches (42")in height is compatible with other
similar structures in the neighborhood.
That the height of such fence or wall shall not
exceed seventytw- o inches 7( 2")in height;
artificially raising the height of the lot line
by the use of mounding, retaining walls, or similar means shall be included within the
seventy- two inch maximum height.
The installation of such fence or wall shall not
create a visibility or safety concern for
vehicular ando/r pedestrian movement.
4) Prohibited Fences
No person shall erect or maintain anywhere in the Village a fence or wall equipped with or having barbed wire, spikes,
sharp points, or any similar device or an electrical charge sufficient to cause shock except, as part of an agricultural operation or for safety and protection of individuals from hazard, such as electic substations.
Section II:
Section III:
Passed this
That existing Section 1187.03 (b) of the Codified
Ordinances of the Village of Granville is hereby repealed.
This ordinance shall take effect and be in force
from and after the earliest date allowed by law.
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