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    Cyburbian SlaveToTheGrind's avatar
    Jul 2003
    Wherever I May Roam

    Park amenity materials prohibited elsewhwere

    When a baseball field is built, a reasonable and customary material is chain-link. A miniature golf course uses astro-turf. What do you do when your code prohibits such materials? I've been charged with a text change to allow such materials that are reasonably and customarily used for such uses but still prohibited uses elsewhere. Would you feel comfortable with a blanket statement that materials typically associated with such uses (list them? endless list?) that are located in a park (public or private) are permitted regardless of code requirements elsewhere?

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    Cyburbian dvdneal's avatar
    Jan 2009
    Remote command post at local bar
    My last job we ignored the chain link backstop and fencing.

    We used an excuse like the backstop is not a fence and the fence was part of the athletic field and so it wasn't a fence. Sad excuses, but we didn't want to do a code change.

    I guess you just write an exception to materials related to recreational or athletic fields such as chain link, fake grass, etc. Just be specific that it has to be in a school/park setting unless you're okay with the neighbor having a chain fence around their tennis court.
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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