Posted: October 05, 2020
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: 20OA007 - Ordinance Amendment No. 6439 to Amend Fence Heights by Amending Section 17.50.340

Agenda Item Title:

20OA007 - Ordinance Amendment to Amend Fence Height Provisions by Amending Section 17.50.340 of the Rapid City Municipal Co

Origination Group:
Planning Commission
Origination Meeting Date:
City Council First Reading Date:
City Council Second Reading Date:
City of Rapid City
Staff Contact:
Wade Nyberg, City Attorney
Agenda Item Summary:
This Ordinance adds a separate set of requirements for fences around public and private utility facilities. Examples of such facilities would include water treatment plants, electric substations, natural gas gate station, and landfills. Taller fences than would otherwise be allowed in many zoning districts are often required by state or federal permits or regulations for utility facilities. These fences generally are to promote public safety, but in some cases (e.g. the City’s Landfill), are to control litter and keep areas clean. This Ordinance is intended to allow utilities to erect fences that comply with regulations for safety without violating the city code or having to seek a variance or exception.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center


Origination Recommendation Action:
Origination Recommendation Notes:
Planning Commission recommended to approve: 9/10/2020; Legal and Finance Committee approved 1st reading: 9/16/2020; Legal and Finance Committee approved 2nd reading: 9/30/2020
City Council Recommendation Action:
City Council Recommendation Notes:
City Council approved 1st reading: 9/21/2020; City Council approved 2nd reading: 10/5/2020

Attachments & Links to Download:

20OA007 Staff Memo

20OA007 Ordinance

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