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Best Fence Story between zoning and homowner

Posted by jaysgarden (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 24, 11 at 14:02

Here's one of the best fence stories between a "feuding" homeowner and a city zoning commision. The jist of it is homeowner wanted a fence more than 6 foot high because neighbor�s home is on an incline and situated very close allowing the neighbors to see into the windows. Zoning commision would not allow more than a 6 foot high fence. So the homeowner constructed a three foot high landscaping mound and then placed a six foot wooden fence on top of the mound, totaling nine feet in height.

The case made it all the way to an Ohio Appeals Court where a decison was made in favor of the homeowner.

Here is the decision:
http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/docs/pdf/9/2007/2007-ohio-510.pdf


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RE: Best Fence Story between zoning and homowner

Now that is thinking outside the box! Yay - one for the homeowners.


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RE: Best Fence Story between zoning and homowner

"So the homeowner constructed a three foot high landscaping mound and then placed a six foot wooden fence on top of the mound, totaling nine feet in height."

Cool! I wanted to see what it looked like so I checked it out on Zillow. The house is on a corner lot. Don't blame her for wanting a little privacy.


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