Century Historic Board Nixes Fence Rules, Votes To Prohibit Storage Containers

October 31, 2018

The Century Historic Preservation Board voted Tuesday to do away with fence requirements in the Alger-Sullivan Lumber Company Residential Historic District that differ from those in the rest of of the town, and the board voted to prohibit the use of storage containers.

The historic board wants the town council to reverse course on a new ordinance recommended by the board  to allow only wooden fences in the historic historic district while reducing the side and rear fence allowable height from eight to six feet, and allow only transparent picket fences can be used in front yards.

The board also agreed to restrict the use of freight containers as storage buildings in the historic district.

The historic board’s recommendations must be approved by the town council before becoming final.

Pictured: Members of the Century Historic Preservation Board met Tuesday. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.


6 Responses to “Century Historic Board Nixes Fence Rules, Votes To Prohibit Storage Containers”

  1. Gerald on November 1st, 2018 11:25 am

    The historical board and the Town of Century needs to get out of the stone age and get in to the Future none as the twenty century this town is changing but we can’t change if we can’t get out of the nineteen hundreds..

  2. L aboud on October 31st, 2018 7:11 pm

    I find it odd that the Historical Society allows the tall fences. They are so into keeping the district as it was. Building permits, etc,. Anyone who grew up there in the fifties know that we only had wire fences. Are the people making these policies from at least that era?

  3. chris on October 31st, 2018 3:32 pm

    Shipping containers are probably more structurally sound then 75% of Century. For a town that’s going broke by the minute, they have some misplaced priorities.

  4. M in Bratt on October 31st, 2018 9:00 am

    I guess those unsightly storage containers and fences would detract from the established beauty of the neighborhood. They could obscure the views of the abandoned buildings, falling down saw mill, yards full of junk, and overgrown properties of the neighborhood. I guess you gotta start somewhere though.

  5. CW on October 31st, 2018 8:24 am

    I can understand the ban on shipping containers, because they are an eyesore and most nicer neighborhoods wouldn’t allow them… BUT, we are talking about Century here, and considering the way the rest of the town looks the containers are the least of their worries.

  6. Grand Locust on October 31st, 2018 5:37 am

    What is wrong with a metal shipping container being used for storage? I could understand this if it was permanently attached to a historical house, but people have to live in these homes and a metal storage unit provides clean and secure storage in a person’s back yard. Sometimes government sticks their nose in where it does not belong and lacks common sense.