Split Rail Fences
GUIDELINES FOR SPLIT RAIL FENCES
ADOPTED _______, 2011
Section 18 of the Highlands 460 Covenants states that Style “A”, which is shown on the covenant attachment fence diagram as a two-rail split rail fence, is one of the fence styles that are currently allowed to be installed within the interior of Highlands 460. The height limit for style “A” is 40” from the ground to the top of each post and 36” from the ground to the top of the top rail.
Homeowners may request a variance from the existing split rail fence two-rail design under the following guidelines and specifications:
Style “A” may be a three-rail split rail fence with a maximum height of 5’ as measured from existing property elevations to the top of any fence post and a maximum height of 4’6” as measured from existing property elevations to the top of the highest fence rail. The homeowner may also request a variance to install 2” X 4” “hog wire” to be securely attached to the rails and posts and not to extend above the top of the fence posts (5’).
The three-rail style may be installed anywhere along the back yard perimeter of homes, subject to relevant Centennial codes, with the exception of the current covenant restriction that: “Only style “C”, 4 feet high, shall be installed where any lot abuts East Mineral Ave. and South Monroe Way, and it shall be installed with the finished side facing East Mineral Ave. and South Monroe Way. Only style “C”, 5 feet high, shall be installed where any Lot abuts South Adams St. and it shall be installed with the finished side facing South Adams St.”
Split rail fences (style ”A”) installed in the front of residences are restricted to the two- rail style and may be used only as decorative fencing and not perimeter fencing. Placement of front yard split rail fencing is subject to the approval of the Covenant Review Committee. Maximum height of front yard split rail fencing shall not exceed the height limits as called out in the existing covenant attachment illustration.
All posts and rails must be evenly spaced and shall be unpainted wood. Staining of the wood shall be reviewed on a case by case basis by the Covenant Review Committee.