Section 13-246 Screening requirements for motor vehicle wrecker service businesses.


    (a)    Except as otherwise provided in this section, a permanent screen shall be constructed and maintained on all property:

(1)        Which is used in connection with a motor vehicle wrecker service business;

(2)        Which is used to keep or store more than fifteen (15) motor vehicles at any one time; and

(3)    Which abuts zoning districts R-1, R-2, R-3 or R-4.

The permanent screen shall be located in such a manner that, to the extent possible, the stored vehicles shall not be visible from any ground location in the abutting residentially zoned district which is located within three hundred (300) feet of the stored vehicles. For purposes of this section, "ground location" means any point within six (6) feet of the surface of the earth.

    (b)    The permanent screen required in this section shall be at least six (6) but no more than ten (10) feet in height and shall consist of a solid masonry wall, solid wood fence, or combination of both.  The permanent screen shall be maintained in good order and not be allowed to exist in a state of disrepair.  If wood fencing is used, it shall be durable in nature or treated to prevent rapid deterioration.

    (c)    The screening requirements of this section shall not apply to property used for the storage of vehicles if the stored vehicles are not readily visible from any ground location in the abutting residentially zoned district which is located within three hundred (300) feet of the stored vehicles.

    (d)    This section shall apply to all property in the city used in the manner described herein, regardless of whether such use existed prior to the enactment of this section.

    (e)     The provisions of this section shall be enforced by the director of community development .


(Ord. No. 11877, § 1, 5-2-88 ; Ord. No. 21095, § 4, 9-19-11)


(Ord. 21095, Amended, 09/19/2011, Prior Text)