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Alexandria enacts new fence rules

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Building a fence in Alexandria will soon require some extra steps.

At its meeting Tuesday night, the Alexandria City Council approved a new ordinance to regulate fences.

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The purpose: To prevent fences that would be a hazard to the public or an unreasonable interference with the use and enjoyment of neighboring property.

It’s also designed to ensure that fences are compatible with existing uses and other zoning regulations.

Some highlights of the new ordinance:

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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