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Rosemount Ordinance B Fence Materials

City of Rosemount

Ordinance No. B- 198





THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ROSEMOUNT, MINNESOTA, ORDAINS that Ordinance B, adopted September 19, 1989, entitled "City of Rosemount Zoning Ordinance," is hereby amended as follows:

Section 1. Rosemount Zoning Ordinance B, Section 11-5-2.c.1.e. is hereby amended as follows:

e. Fences And Walls: Fences and walls not exceeding six feet (6') in height, are permitted in any district in the side or rear yards, but shall not exceed forty two inches (42") in front yards, provided that no structure shall interfere with sight distances for vehicles approaching intersections. Fences not exceeding eight feet (8') in height are permitted in all commercial districts except along property lines adjacent to residential districts.

1. Easements. All fences located in recorded easements are the sole risk of the property owner; and the cost of any removal, relocation, or placement of said structures caused by any activity permitted in said easements is the sole responsibility of the property owner.

2. Materials and Construction. Every fence shall be constructed in a workmanlike manner of substantial materials widely accepted in the fencing industry and reasonably suited for the purpose for which the fence is intended. No plywood boards, canvas, plastic sheeting, metal sheeting or similar materials shall be used for any fence construction. Link fences shall be constructed in a manner that no barbed ends shall be at the top. Barbed wire and electric boundary fences not exceeding six feet (6') in height shall only be permitted in the AG, AG-P, and RR districts when related to agricultural or permitted uses relative to animal husbandry.

3. Temporary or Seasonal Fences. Temporary or seasonal fences (such as snow fences, erosion control fences, fences to protect newly seeded areas and the like) are allowed without a permit provided: 1.) no such fence may be left in place for more than six months without written City approval; 2.) any such fence must be removed within fifteen (15) days of the City providing written notice to the landowner that the City has determined the fence no longer serves it's originally intended, temporary or seasonal purpose.

4. Maintenance. All fences shall be maintained in accordance Section 9-4-7: Public Nuisance and all other applicable section of the City Code.

Section 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication according to law.

ENACTED AND ORDAINED into an Ordinance this ____ day of _________ 2009.


/s/ William H. Droste, Mayor


/s/ Amy Domeier, City Clerk