City O'Fences

By: Stephanie Ramos
By: Stephanie Ramos

I enjoy every story I report for 13 News, but every once in stands out like this one. The fence versus the city.

The fence versus the City dispute all started back in April of this year. 72 year old, Jacky Bess was and is still being told by the city that her fence is too tall and needs to be lowered from 6 feet to 4 feet tall in the front portion of her home. She has no problem lowering it to 5 feet but doesn't want to go any lower afraid her dogs may get out.

Jacky had her first court appearance Friday. She has 60 days to find an attorney in order to keep her fence at its six foot height.

Once she goes to court again...if she is found in violation she could face jail time. Her prosecution requested she instead be put on probation and pay fines as opposed to jail time.

What do you think? Is she being singled out? or is the city just following their city codes.

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