[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Rock Hall during codification 8-10-1979 by Ord. No. 79-10 (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fees — See Ch. 102.
No person, firm, association or corporation shall hereafter erect and maintain any wall or fence for any purpose whatsoever without first having obtained permission in writing from the Mayor and Council.
The application made to the Mayor and Council shall be in writing, stating the purpose for which the wall or fence is to be erected, and such application shall be accompanied by a plot plan showing the proposed location thereof, a drawing showing a side elevation and a statement setting forth the length, height and thickness thereof, together with a description of the material to be used in its construction.
The applicant for a fence permit shall pay a fee as provided in Chapter 102, Fees, and may be required to deposit with the Town Clerk a bond of $25 to ensure that the fence is constructed in accordance with the approved plans. The bond shall be returned when the Building Inspector has certified that the fence complies with the approved plans.
Excavations near public streets. Any person, firm, association or corporation owning land within the corporate limits of the Town of Rock Hall, upon which land there is any excavation or natural depression contiguous to any public street, sidewalk, road or highway as a result of which the surface shall be lower than three feet below the grade of the sidewalk, street, road or highway adjacent to said land, shall construct a fence along the boundaries of such land adjacent to said sidewalk, street, road or highway. Such fence shall be constructed so as to prevent children and other persons from gaining access to said premises in which the excavation or depression is located, shall not be less nor more than four feet in height and shall be of the chain link type or its equivalent.
Abandoned structures. Any firm, person, association or corporation owning land in the residential, business or industrial areas, upon which land there exists a wholly or partially complete and abandoned or unoccupied structure, which shall have been abandoned or unoccupied for a period of more than one year, must install a fence around said property.
All fences shall be kept in good repair. The owner or the person having control over a premises where a fence is in need of repair shall repair said fence 30 days after receipt of notice from the Building Inspector stating the need for such repairs.
[Amended 5-5-1994 by Ord. No. 94-4]
Violations of this chapter shall be punishable as a municipal infraction. Violators shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $100. Repeat offenders may be assessed a fine not to exceed $200 for each repeat offense.