0

Mabton City Council considers fencing change

MABTON - If Mabton City Councilman Ernesto Armendariz has his way, Mabton residents will have the option of building six-foot tall fences in their front yards.

Currently, Mabton residents are restricted to installing four-foot fences in their front yards with options for taller fences in side and back yards.

Even though the Mabton City Council, meeting Tuesday night, tabled the proposed fencing ordinance change, Armendariz thinks its time to change the height requirement.

"It's a matter of security," said the councilman, who four years ago was forced to lower his own six-foot fence because of the town's ordinance.

However, Councilman John Reynolds feels lower fences in the front yard help police and other emergency workers in their jobs.

"Higher fences will slow them down in getting to the scenes of fires or other emergencies," he said.

"I don't think we should change the ordinance," Reynolds said.

The Council agreed to take home the ordinance to review. They will discuss it again at the Feb. 10 meeting, said Mayor David Conradt.

. Julia Hart can be contacted at

(509) 837-4500, or you can e-mail her at jhart@eaglenewspapers.com

Comments

Comments are subject to moderator review and may not appear immediately on the site.

Please read our commenting policy before posting.

Any comment violating the site's commenting guidelines will be removed and the user could be banned from the site.

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment