[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Franklin 12-2-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-12. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Land use and development — See Ch. 90.
Editor's Note: This ordinance was adopted as Ch. 157, but was renumbered to reflect the governing body that adopted it and to maintain the organization of the Code.
Permitted fences shall not require construction permits unless greater than seven feet in height. Fences shall be situated on a lot in such a manner that the finished side of the fence shall face adjacent properties. No fence shall be erected of barbed wire, topped with metal spikes, nor constructed of any material or in any manner which may be dangerous to persons or animals, except that these provisions shall not apply to farms, and except further that permitted fences seven feet in height in nonresidential districts may be topped by a barbed wire protective barrier, and except further that requirements of state or federal regulations shall prevail.
A dog run may have fencing a maximum of seven feet in height, provided that such area is located in rear yards only and is set back from any lot line the distance required for accessory buildings in the applicable zoning district.
A private residential swimming pool area must be surrounded by a fence of at least four feet, but no more than seven feet, in height. Swimming pool areas shall be located in rear and side yards only.
A tennis court area, located in rear yards only, may be surrounded by a wire fence a maximum of 15 feet in height; said fence to be set back from any lot line the distance required for accessory buildings in the applicable zoning district.
No fence, wall or hedge may be placed within 50 feet of any intersection of street right-of-way lines or within any specified sight triangle easement.
The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the Zoning Officer or other employee or official of the Township, as designated by the Township Committee.