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Albany City Commission approves fencing ordinance

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - If you want to put up a fence in your yard, listen up. Albany city commissioners changed the city's fence ordinance Tuesday night.

Last year, they passed an ordinance that outlawed chain link fences in front yards, but it did not prohibit more unsightly fencing such as chicken wire, cattle gates, or hog wire.

Tuesday night, they changed the ordinance to prohibit any non-decorative metal fencing in front yards. People who already have a fence in their yard are grand fathered in. The new ordinance only applies to future construction.

Special needs School Expands:

Albany City Commissioners approved a rezoning request for this building at 1509 Third Avenue. The Albany Autism Center asked permission to operate a private school for special needs and autistic children there.

The school outgrew its current location on Dawson Road. The school currently has five students.The new location could allow it to expand to 15 children.

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