Borough of Manor, PA
Westmoreland County
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[Ord. 494, 5/18/2005, § 1]
No person, corporation, partnership, company or other entity shall construct, install, add to or alter a fence in the Borough, unless a permit is secured therefore.
[Ord. 494, 5/18/2005, § 2]
No fence shall be constructed which exceeds any of the following height limitations:
Forty-eight inches in front of the building line applicable to the subject property.
Seventy-two inches behind the front building line applicable to the subject property, except as otherwise provided in Subsection 1C, below.
Forty-eight inches wherever the fence shall be located on any portion of any lot that abuts a street, intersection or common drive that empties onto a public street.
Eight feet in any Industrial Zoning District.
[Ord. 494, 5/18/2005, § 3]
Barbed wire and all other fencing that is designed to cut or injure are prohibited in all residential districts. In zoning districts other than residential, such fencing shall not be permitted, unless a request is made to Council and approved by a majority vote at a public Council meeting.
[Ord. 494, 5/18/2005, § 4]
All fences erected must be of good quality and must be firmly and sturdily footed in the ground. The finished side of fences shall face adjacent properties.
[Ord. 494, 5/18/2005, § 5]
Any fence erected which is made of a metal fabric or which is partially made of any metal fabric shall be galvanized or otherwise treated to prevent the formation of rust, and the metal used in the fabric shall be at least 11 gauge or heavier.
[Ord. 494, 5/18/2005, § 6]
All fences shall be maintained in a sturdy and good condition. Fences, which become loose, rusted or rotted, whether in whole or in part, shall be repaired, replaced or removed.
Any fence that cannot support the weight of one-hundred-fifty-pound man without bending, breaking, leaning or moving shall be deemed not to be sturdy.
[Ord. 494, 5/18/2005, § 7]
Any property owner or tenant desiring to erect a fence or maintain a fence which does not conform to the provisions of this part may apply for a variance from the Zoning Hearing Board of the Borough.
All requests for a variance shall be according to the procedures and governing provisions of the Zoning Ordinance [Chapter 27] of the Borough and the laws of the commonwealth.
[Ord. 494, 5/18/2005, § 8]
All fences shall be set back a minimum of two feet from all side and rear yard property lines. All fences shall be set back at least two feet from all front yard property lines and/or sidewalks. Further, all fences must be set back a minimum of six feet from any curb line.
[Ord. 494, 5/18/2005, § 9]
The fee for a permit for construction, installation, addition or alteration of any fence shall be in set by Council, from time to time, by resolution as Council deems appropriate.
[Ord. 494, 5/18/2005, § 10; as amended by A.O.]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a magisterial district judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 plus costs together with reasonable attorney fees and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this part continues or each section of this part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.