2015-79

ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1151.065 USES AND PROJECTIONS PERMITTED IN YARDS OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING CODE AS CONTAINED WITHIN THE MARION CITY CODE

 

            WHEREAS, City Council has recommended a change to the existing zoning code at the direction of placement of fences, and

 

            WHEREAS, the Legislation Codes Committee has recommended the change be adopted, and

 

            WHEREAS, the Council finds a real and present need to amend the existing code in order to serve the people of the City of Marion.

 

            BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Marion, Marion County, Ohio:

 

            Section 1.        Marion City Code Section 1151.065  (C) through (F) now reading in part as follows:

 

§ 1151.065  USES AND PROJECTIONS PERMITTED IN YARDS.

 

       (C)  Required or permitted fences, walls and landscaping, provided that any fence, wall or hedge shall conform to the following location and maximum height limitations:

 

                      Maximum Height

Yard                 Location                                in Feet

 

Rear                 If within ten feet of                8    

                        side or rear lot line

 

                                    If ten feet or more from          12    

                        side or rear lot line

 

Rear or             No less than one foot

Side Yard          from street right-of-way

(Corner line in any case Lot)    3’-6”    

 

Side                  At any location                      6

 

Front                No less than one foot             4 feet except at

                        from street right‑of‑way         at intersection of streets

                                    line in any case                     or alleys which maximum

                                            height shall be 3’6”

 

       (D)  Eaves, cornices, window sills and belt courses may project into any yard a distance not to exceed three feet.

 

       (E)   Accessory buildings in rear yards, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 1159.

 

       (F)   Steps, terraces or uncovered porches may project into any yard, provided they are not over 3½ feet above the average finished grade at the adjacent building wall and distant at least three feet from every lot line.

(Ord. 1969‑182, passed 1‑12‑70)

 

 

            SHALL BE AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:

 

§ 1151.065  USES AND PROJECTIONS PERMITTED IN YARDS.

 

(C)  Required or permitted fences, walls and landscaping, provided that any fence, wall or hedge shall conform to the following location and maximum height limitations:

 

                      Maximum Height

Yard                 Location                                in Feet

 

Rear                 If within ten feet of                8    

                        side or rear lot line

 

                                    If ten feet or more from          12    

                        side or rear lot line

 

Rear or             No less than one foot

Side Yard          from street right-of-way

(Corner line in any case Lot)    3’-6”    

 

Side                  At any location                      6

 

Front                No less than one foot             4 feet

                        from street right‑of‑way        except at intersection

                                    line in any case                    of streets or alleys which

                                           maximum height shall be 3’6”

 

       (D) The side of the fence closest to an adjacent property line and facing outward from the yard being fenced shall be the smooth finished side and all horizontal, diagonal, or supporting members shall be on the interior side of the fence. (Ord 2015-79, passed 10-26-2015)

    

       (E)   Eaves, cornices, window sills and belt courses may project into any yard a distance not to exceed three feet.

 

       (F)   Accessory buildings in rear yards, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 1159.

 

       (G)  Steps, terraces or uncovered porches may project into any yard, provided they are not over 3½ feet above the average finished grade at the adjacent building wall and distant at least three feet from every lot line.  (Ord. 1969‑182, passed 1‑12‑70)

 

 

         

Section 2.  This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

Approved:                                                                                                                                                                                           ________________________

                                                                        Dave Edwards

                                                                        President of Council

_________________________

Mayor Scott Schertzer

 

Attest:

 

 

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Clerk of Council