Riverton Council to deal with fencing, parking requirements Tuesday night

Riverton City Hall

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton City Council Tuesday evening will address the third and final reading of an ordinance dealing with fencing requirements in the City. Fencing guidelines are also on the agenda for approval. Under the new guidelines, both residential and commercial fences seven feet tall or less in height would not require a building permit. Fences over seven feet tall would require a permit.

In residential areas, fences, hedges or screening materials may be built to a maximum height of four feet but can be sloped upward to connect with a higher side yard fence so as not to create a sight obstruction in front yards. If approved, copies of the new fencing requirements will be available at City Hall.

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On first reading Tuesday night is ordinance 18-008 dealing with off-street parking requirements which, if approved after three readings, would set maximum space requirements. The current code uses a minimum standard. The parking requirements are for both residential and commercial lots and also allow for bicycle parking in commercial areas. The new document is 23 pages long. The document includes layouts and graphs of various parking scenarios. In a memo from Community Services Director Eric Carr, he wrote that, “The use of maximums has several benefits, including economic development, taxable revenue, and more walkable spaces.”

The topic was also addressed by the council at its June 12 work session.

The council will also formally declare a council vacancy from Ward II as Holly Jibben has resigned as she is moving to Cheyenne. Letters of interest from residents of Ward II to fill the vacancy will be accepted with a deadline of August 1st.

Tuesday’s meeting starts at 7 p.m. The public is welcome. The proceedings may also be viewed on the city’s public access cable television channel, #191.

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