2017-08-06 / News

Chesaning fence ordinance revived

By Jeanne Marcello
Staff Reporter

VILLAGE OF CHESANING – During the Aug. 1 meeting, the Chesaning Village Council voted to hold a public hearing concerning the village’s revised fence ordinance on Sept. 5.

It was explained that in 2012, the village planning commission had worked on revising the fence ordinance. However, somehow it was not officially adopted by the council.

Matthew Hoover, who was elected to the village council in November of 2012, said, “Everyone thought we passed this. But the paperwork got shuffled.”

The fence ordinance recently went back to the planning commission for another review. Hoover pointed out one of the recent changes addressed was a change in the setback on corner lots.

During the Aug. 1 meeting, village president Joseph Sedlar, Jr. read the section about ornamental fences, listing the types of materials permitted.

Hoover said, “What I don’t see is if a person wants to be a bad neighbor and put different colors on different sections of fence”.

The ordinance does require that the good side of the fence has to be outward facing.

Councilman Michael Cicalo said, “In a front yard, a 30-inch fence isn’t going to keep a pit bull in.”

Sedlar responded, “There shouldn’t be a pit bull in a front yard.”

The council agreed to schedule the public hearing for the ordinance on Sept. 5.

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