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City of Mountain Iron, Minnesota



01-97 Fences

 ORDINANCE NUMBER 01-97

AMENDING CHAPTER 22, LAND USE REGULATIONS, OF THE MOUNTAIN IRON CITY CODE RELATING TO FENCES

THE CITY OF MOUNTAIN IRON DOES ORDAIN:

SECTION 1.  Section 22.21, Subdivision 17 Repealed.

Section 22.21, Subdivision 17 of the Mountain Iron City Code is hereby repealed.

SECTION 2.  Section 22.21 Subdivision 17 Enacted.

Section 22.21, Subdivision 17 from hereon shall be as follows:

Subd. 17.         Fences, Walls, Trees and Hedges in Residential Districts.

  1. Fences, Walls – fences for decorative, screening and/or confinement purposes may be constructed on any lot; provided, however, that fences in any front or side yard of a corner lot shall be limited to a maximum height of 30 inches along the street side within 40 feet of the intersecting street right- of-way lines, and of 60 inches if of mesh or similar construction permitting functional line-of-sight through such fencing for purposes of street traffic safety.
  2. All fencing shall be so constructed so that the exterior or outer face of the fencing will face to the outside or away from the property being fenced. This means that the fence posts, bracing and similar material will be located on the inside or the owner’s side of the fence. All fencing shall be maintained so that the exposed outer surface shall be one uniform color and in a neat and aesthetically pleasing condition.
  3. Trees, Hedges – fences and hedges not over 6 feet in height may occupy any yard except no fence or hedge or other planting (maximum 24” diameter) exceeding 30” in height or a tree where the diameter of the trunk is greater than 24” or there are limbs less than 10 feet above the ground shall be permitted where there will be interference with traffic sight distance at a corner.

 

  1. A zoning permit is required for fence construction in all zoning districts except rural residential (22.05).

SECTION 3.  Effective Date.

The ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication according to law.

 DULY ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL THIS 6th DAY OF OCTOBER, 1997.

 

 

 

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Mayor Mitchell Brunfelt

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