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Legislation #: 010826 Introduction Date: 5/31/2001
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 6/24/2001
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 48, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, by repealing Section 48-43, Fences, and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject matter allowing electric fences.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
5/31/2001

Prepare to Introduce

5/31/2001

Referred Operations Committee

6/6/2001

Do Pass

6/7/2001

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

6/14/2001

Passed


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ORDINANCE NO. 010826

 

Amending Chapter 48, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, by repealing Section 48-43, Fences, and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject matter allowing electric fences.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 48, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Section 48-43, Fences, and enacting one new section, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 48_43. Fences.

 

The following are hereby declared to constitute a nuisance:

 

a. Barbed wire fences.

 

1. Residential zones. Any barbed wire fence, or other thing dangerous and liable to snag, tear, cut or otherwise injure anyone coming in contact therewith.

 

2. Commercial or industrial zones. Any barbed wire fence, or other thing dangerous and liable to snag, tear, cut or otherwise injure anyone coming in contact therewith and located less than six feet above grade.

 

3. Agricultural zones. Any barbed wire fence, or other thing dangerous and liable to snag, tear, cut or otherwise injure anyone coming in contact therewith and located within five feet of any surfaced public street or sidewalk.

 

b. Electric fences. Any fence containing uninsulated electric conductors that may be exposed to human contact anywhere within the city, except that electric fences located in agricultural and commercial or heavy industrial zones as designated under the zoning code are permitted as long as they comply with all the requirements established under the special exceptions of the fences and walls code.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney