ORDINANCE BL2017-898

An ordinance amending Section 17.12.040.E.26 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws pertaining to electric fences (Proposal No. 2017Z-019TX-001).

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. That Section 17.12.040.E.26 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by deleting the provisions of subsection a in their entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof the following new subsection a:

a. Two and one-half feet in height within ten feet of a street right-of-way. Open fences, such as chain link or those of a similar nature are permitted to be six feet in height. Electric fences are permitted only within the IWD, IR and IG districts and shall be no more than ten feet in height, subject to the provisions of Section 16.04.200,

Section 2. That Section 17.12.040.E.26 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby further amended by deleting the provisions of subsection b in their entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof the following new subsection b:

b. Six feet in height within the remainder of the required front setback. Electric fences are permitted only within the IWD, IR and IG districts and shall be no more than ten feet in height, subject to the provisions of Section 16.04.200,

Section 3. That Section 17.12.040.E.26 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby further amended by deleting the provisions of subsection c in their entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof the following new subsection c:

c. Eight feet in height within the required side or rear setback or within any platted common open space. Electric fences are permitted only within the IWD, IR and IG districts and shall be no more than ten feet in height, subject to the provisions of Section 16.04.200,

Section 4. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its enactment, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsored by: Robert Swope, Jeff Syracuse

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Introduced: September 5, 2017
Passed First Reading: September 5, 2017
Referred to: Planning Commission
Planning, Zoning, & Historical Committee
Public Hearing Scheduled For: October 3, 2017
Passed Second Reading: October 3, 2017
Deferred to December 5, 2017: October 17, 2017
Passed Third Reading:  
Approved:  
By:  
Effective:  
Next Consideration: December 5, 2017

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