Palmerton man given go ahead for fence
A Palmerton man can erect a fence on his property.
The borough's Zoning Hearing Board unanimously agreed on Wednesday to grant Carl Signore III, of 922 Eighth Street, a variance to build the structure, said Gary Curran, chairman.
Curran said there was no opposition to the plan, as no one from the public attended the meeting.
Signore received permission to build the fence, a portion of which infringes on the required 30-foot sight triangle for intersections and exceeds the allowable 2-foot height structure allowance in a sight triangle.
Portions of the fence also exceed the 3-foot height restriction for fences located in the front yard. Signore will seek variances to fence height requirements and sight triangle height encroachment requirements.
In his rejection letter dated Sept. 15, borough zoning officer Duane Dellecker said that "based on an on-site inspection, we believe a portion of the 3-foot high fence proposed infringes on this sight triangle at the intersection of Eighth Street and E. Princeton Avenue. However, upon review of required street right-of-ways, we find the proposed fence complies with existing street right-of-way lines."