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Legislation #: 010845 Introduction Date: 5/31/2001
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 6/24/2001
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER DANAHER
Title: Amending Chapter 27, Code of Ordinances, by adding one new Section 27-12, Electric fences, dealing with electric fences.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
5/31/2001

Prepare to Introduce

5/31/2001

Referred Operations Committee

6/6/2001

Do Pass as a Committee Substitute

6/7/2001

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

6/14/2001

Passed as Substituted


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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 010845

 

Amending Chapter 27, Code of Ordinances, by adding one new Section 27-12, Electric fences, dealing with electric fences.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 27, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by adding one new Section 27-12, Electric fences, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 27-12. Electric fences.

 

All fence containing uninsulated electric conductors that may be exposed to human contact that are permitted under Chapter 48 must meet or exceed the following standards:

 

a. Commercial or heavy industrial zone:

 

1. May not be located within 5 feet of any public street or sidewalk

 

2. May not be located less than three hundred feet from a residence or from any public, private or parochial school, day care facility, church or park land.

3. The system may not exceed twelve (12) volts.

 

4. The system used to energize the electric fence, must be listed by a national testing agency such as UL or ETL.

 

5. The entire electric fence must be inside or enclosed by a primary non-electric perimeter security fence a minimum of 6 feet in height and located no closer that 5 feet to the electric fence.

 

6. Warning signs must be displayed every fifty (50) feet clearly identifying the fence as an electric fence.

b. Agricultural zone. Electric fences may not be within five feet of any surfaced public street or sidewalk.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney