Palmerton zoning board to hear fence request
A request for a permit application to erect a fence is set to go before the Palmerton Zoning Hearing Board.
Jake Dempsey and Dorothy Amil will present their plans to the zoners at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at which time they will seek approval to build a fence along their property at 592 Mauch Chunk Road.
The property is located in an R-2 (Medium Density Residential) zoning district. The request has previously been denied by borough zoning officer Duane Dellecker.
In his rejection letter, dated June 6, Dellecker states that the proposed fence will be six-feet-high in the rear yard of the property along the curbline at the side alley, and five-feet off the rear alley.
However, a section of the borough's zoning ordinance prohibits fences from violating the sight distance requirements of another section of the borough's zoning ordinance, Dellecker stated in his letter.
In addition, Dellecker stated in his letter that another section of the borough's zoning ordinance requires the site plan show a 30-foot sight triangle, measured from the street lot lines from their point of juncture.
"As the result of an on-site visit, this office determined that the fence, as proposed, will encroach the clear sight triangle," Dellecker said.
Additionally, Dellecker stated in his letter that another section of the borough's zoning ordinance prohibits any structure over two-feet in height in the required sight triangle.